Public Records and Transparency Portal

 

The goal of the City Clerk's office is to provide prompt and efficient access to records in accordance with the California Public Records Act.  By clicking on the links below, you may access commonly requested documents via the City’s Transparency Portal. 

CLICK BELOW FOR THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS:

 

Can't find what you are looking for above?  Use the buttons below to submit a records request.

           

HOW DETAILED SHOULD MY REQUEST BE? 

When requesting records, be as specific as possible so City Staff may conduct a focused search.  Provide a detailed description of the record(s) being requested and include details such as: 

    • Project name
    • Property address
    • Type or category of record sought
    • The time period covering the requested record (for example: Fiscal Year 2023/24 or from January 2023 to present)

 

WHEN WILL I RECEIVE A RESPONSE TO MY REQUEST? 

Under the law, the City has ten days to determine whether the request seeks disclosable records in possession of the City and under certain circumstances, the time for the City to respond may be extended.  In such a case, you will be notified with an estimate of the date disclosable records will be available.

 

ARE THERE ANY FEES OR CHARGES FOR PUBLIC RECORDS?  

The City may charge for the actual costs of duplicating paper records, including oversized plans.  Fees for standard 8 ½ x 11 copies are $.10 per page unless the requested record has an established statutory fee.  The City does not charge for electronic records provided via email.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  The following records are not maintained by the City of Canyon Lake and may be obtained by contacting the agencies below: 

Building records for homes built prior to 1990: 

Contact the County of Riverside Building and Safety Department at https://rctlma.org/building/Records-Request

Court records (litigation, divorce, etc.):  

Contact the Riverside County Superior Court at https://www.riverside.courts.ca.gov/

Public Safety records (police reports, collision reports, arrest records):

Contact the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department at https://www.riversidesheriff.org/663/Transparency

Vital records (birth, death, marriage records) and property records (property tax, real estate ownership records):

Contact the County of Riverside Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder at (800) 696-9144 or https://www.rivcoacr.org/