Public Records

The District offers access to our public records upon request, as required by the California Public Records Act, Government Code sections 6250 to 6270. The Public Records Act is designed to give the public access to information in possession of public agencies, such as Sierra Lakes County Water District, (SLCWD), subject to certain exemptions. While access to records is provided at no charge, we are allowed to recover copying costs from the requestor.

What are "Public Records"?

“Public Records” include any writing containing information relating to the conduct of the public’s business prepared, owned, used or retained by SLCWD regardless of physical form or characteristics. In legal terms, “writing” means handwriting, typewriting, printing, photostatting, photocopying, photographing, transmitting by electronic mail or facsimile, and every other means of recording upon any tangible thing, any form of communication or representation, including letters, words, pictures, sounds or symbols or any combination thereof, and any record thereby created, regardless of the manner in which the record has been stored. The Public Records Act covers only records that already exist. It does not require creation of documents, lists or compilations.