Public Records


Public Records Requests


As a public agency, the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea adheres to the California Public Records Act (CPRA) which requires that governmental records shall be disclosed to the public, upon request, unless there is a specific reason not to do so. 

  • To request public records pertaining to the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea please contact
  • To request copies of property files for properties in the City limits or to schedule and in-person review property files please contact the Community Planning and Building Department or call (831) 620-2010. 

Some records may fall outside of the City’s jurisdiction. These include marriage licenses and other vital records. Please contact Monterey County Clerk’s Office to request these records.