The General Services Department [GSD] is responsible for providing a wide variety of services for the County of Santa Cruz, such as facilities maintenance, construction management, fleet services, and the central purchasing division. We also provide administrative support to the County Fire Department. General Services staffs the Energy Commission and works with County departments on energy efficient and energy conservation projects and practices.
We hope that you find the information on our web pages informative and useful.
In particular, please take the time to review our Construction Projects, Vendor Registration and Solicitations pages for information on how your business can take advantage of opportunities to provide services or goods to the County.
Request Public Records
California Public Records Act (CPRA)
This page is intended to assist members of the public in obtaining access to the County of Santa Cruz’s public records under the California Public Records Act.
Summary of the California Public Records Act: Government Code Section 6250 et seq.
How to Request Public Records from the General Services Department
Please use the Public Records Request Portal to request public records.
You can also search the Public Records page here for readily available records.
Try to be as clear as possible when requesting records and put date limits on your request. Offer any search clues you can and if you are informed that the records you are requesting do not exist, then please contact the Department to discuss alternatives.
If your request is in regards to County procurement (Purchase Orders and Contracts or vendors), please email Shauna Soldate: Shauna.Soldate@santacruzcounty.us
Fees & Charges for Duplicating
The County of Santa Cruz does not charge for the time and costs incurred in searching for, locating, or collecting records. However, the County may charge for the actual costs of duplicating paper records. The current cost to duplicate paper records is $0.10 per one paper copy, plus United States Postal Service (USPS) First-Class Mail postage rate. If you prefer, you may also provide us with your UPS or FedEx shipping information (copying charges still apply).
General Services Department
701 Ocean Street, Room 330
Santa Cruz, Ca 95060-4073
DIRECTOR/PURCHASING AGENT: Michael Beaton
Phone: (831) 454-2210
Fax: (831) 454-2710
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, excluding County Holidays and/or Furlough Days
Additionally, comments and suggestions regarding our web page can be directed to the Departmental Computer Coordinator; click here to send an email.