Public Records

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recordThe City Clerk is custodian of many public records of the City, including ordinances, resolutions, minutes of the   City Council, agreements, election-related documents, Chula Vista campaign filings, statements of economic interests, and many others.

How to Access Public Records:

Self-Service Options
Did you know you can view many City records online immediately and avoid copying fees?

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Click here to view Building Permits 19h92-current (for permits prior to 1992, please complete a Records Request Form below)

Public Records Act Request

The California State Legislature adopted the Public Records Act in 1975. It is designed to give the public access to information in the possession of public agencies. The Act also provides that public records shall be open for inspection during regular office hours of the agency. The public can inspect or receive a copy of any record unless the record is exempted from disclosure under the act.

Records Request Form

Learn about the California Public Records Act


  • Emailed records: No charge
  • Paper copies of records: $1.00 for the 1st page, $0.10 each  additional page
  • Paper copies of State-mandated filings (statements of economic interest and campaign statements): $0.10 per page


Requests requiring computer programming will be charged a fee of the full cost including overhead for the time to create such document or program. Requester will be required to provide a deposit to cover estimated costs, as calculated by City staff.

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