Public Records Access/Requests
The County of Inyo understands and supports the public’s right to access the public records created and maintained by the Board of Supervisors in the course of their normal business. It is the goal of the County and the Board of Supervisors to provide service in a transparent manner.
The Clerk of the Board of Supervisors is responsible for maintaining the official records of the Inyo County Board of Supervisors, and also for fielding and fulfilling requests for access to and/or copies of these public records.
RECORDS ON FILE WITH THE CLERK OF THE BOARD'S OFFICE
Official records of the Board of Supervisors include meeting minutes, minute orders, resolutions, ordinances, proclamations, agendas, County budgets, contracts, public notices, and official correspondence.
The following records can be found online:
The Clerk of the Board also stores and maintains archived microfiche, dating back to the 1930s, as well as audio recordings of Board meetings.
REQUESTING BOARD OF SUPERVISORS RECORDS
Requests for copies of public records maintained by the Clerk of the Board may be submitted in writing, in person, electronically, or over the telephone to the Assistant Clerk of the Board:
P.O. Drawer N (mail)
224 N. Edwards St. (street)
Independence, CA 93526
Public records can also be reviewed or inspected during normal business hours: 8 a.m.-noon/1-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
How to Make a Public Records Act Request
If you wish to make a more formal request under the Public Records Act, we ask that your request be submitted in writing - although this is not required. You will want to include the following information to ensure the scope of the request is understood and clear enough for staff to determine if we have the records you are requesting.
-The date(s) of the record
-The subject of the record
-A clear and specific description of the record
-Any additional information that helps staff identify the record
-Your complete contact information, so that we may notify you when your request is available
Prompt access to public records is required by the California Public Records Act (CPRA) (Government Code 6253). The 10-day period mentioned in the CPRA is not a deadline for producing records. Should the request be voluminous or entail that the County needs a reasonable amount of time to review and inspect records, it may take longer before the records can be made available.
The rights under the CPRA provide for the inspection of public records or to obtain copies of identifiable records - it does not compel the agency to create lists or reports in response to the request.
Also please note that under Government Code 6253(b), agencies may charge for the "direct costs" for providing copies of an identifiable record.