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Public Records

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recordThe City Clerk is custodian of public records for the City,to include but not limited to ordinances, resolutions, and 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 1992-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.

Submit a Request for Public Records

STEP 1: COMPLETE all fields on the form. This form is to facilitate and expedite the processing of your public records request. Describe identifiable records in the possession of the City; your request must be sufficiently focused and specific to allow the City to locate the requested record(s).

STEP 2: SUBMIT completed form by mail, electronically or in person to City of Chula, Office of the City Clerk, 276 4th Avenue (619) 691-5041;

STEP 3: WAIT to receive notice regarding responsive records. The City shall determine within 10-days from receipt of a public records request, whether the request, in whole or in part, seeks copies of disclosable public records in possession of the City [GC 6253(c)].

Records Request Form

Direct Copying Fees

  • 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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