Public Records Request
The California Public Records Act provides public access to certain records maintained by the Sonoma County Community Development Commission. When a person makes a public records request, regardless of whether it is oral or written, the County shall respond in accordance with the provisions of the Act (California Government Code Section 6250 et. seq.) which require a response within 10 days from the receipt of the request.
You may submit your Public Records Act Request via phone or email. Please provide:
- Your Name
- Contact Information (Email, Phone Number, Address, Etc.)
- A brief description of the records you would like to review (If you know which CDC department houses the records, or if you have a point of contact within CDC, please include that information)
Once you have compiled the information listed above, please send your email to: CDC-PublicRecords@sonoma-county.org
If you encounter technical issues or do not have access to a computer, you may call in your request to the Community Development Commission at (707) 565-7501. Staff will ensure your request is referred to the proper department.
PLEASE NOTE: The Community Development Commission is only able to respond to Public Records Act requests that involve documents possessed by the agency. The Community Development Commission does not house records related to zoning information, site plans, building plans, county planning entitlements, building permits, certificates of occupancy, records related to septic systems, records or maps related to location of existing infrastructure or utilities, underground storage tanks, encroachment permits, hazmat records, cannabis licensure, birth/death certificates, court documents, etc. If you have questions regarding a property that was involved in a specific CDC project, you may submit your request as outlined above. If you are unsure whether or not the Community Development Commission possesses the records you seek, please contact CDC-PublicRecords@sonoma-county.org before submitting a formal request. Thank you!
Technical Difficulties: Please download and submit the PDF linked above. If the “Submit Request” button does not work, please follow these instructions: Download the form to your computer, fill it out with the appropriate information, and email the completed request to CDC-PublicRecords@sonoma-county.org. If you are unable to download and complete the form, please call the Community Development Commission at 707-565-7501, or send an email to CDC-PublicRecords@sonoma-county.org and indicate which records you would like to review. Please be sure your request includes accurate contact information, and a staff member will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible.