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Public Records Request

The public may obtain copies of North Coast Air Quality Management District records by submitting a request to the District, pursuant to the California Public Records Request Act (Government Code Sec. 6250 et seq.)

Requests will be processed in the order in which they are received. The District's Public Records Request form can be emailed, mailed, or faxed to the District. You will be contacted within ten (10) days of receipt and notified of record availability.

Some records are not public information and are therefore exempt from disclosure. Examples include pending litigation, open enforcement issues, records protected by attorney-client privilege, and records containing trade secrets.

Request processing times may vary depending on the number of records requested and the research required to locate them. Please note that, in most cases, the more specific your request, the shorter the processing time. The District strives to disclose records as promptly as possible and without delay.

District Processing

Record Inspection and Viewing

Once the District has determined it has disclosable records pertaining to your request, you can view the records in our office or have them sent to you.

To view records in our office, we request that you make an appointment so a member of our staff can assist you. Records may not be removed from our office and may not be photographed without prior approval. Should you require copies of any records, you will be required to pay for duplication.

To have records sent to you, you will be required to provide either a valid email address or mailing address. There is no cost for records existing in a digital format to be sent in a digital format (email). To have records mailed to you, all associated duplication costs must be received before the records will be sent. The District does not charge postage for US Mail.


The cost of record duplication is $2.00 for the first page and then $0.25 cents per page after that. There is no cost for records that exist in digital format and can be provided to the requester in digital format. There is also no cost to have records emailed. 

The requesting party will receive an estimate for these costs prior to any record duplication. Records will not be released until payment of these costs has been received.

For more information on document fees, see District Rule 403 and our current Fee Schedule for duplication of District records.

Forms and Additional Resources

Completed request forms can be sent to or submitted below.

Public Records Request Submission
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