City of San Diego Media Guide
This web page can assist news media in developing stories and gathering information.
General City Information
For basic facts about the City, visit the Fast Facts page.
Public Records Requests
To submit a request or view previous requests, visit the City’s public records web portal. Information about how to make a Public Records Act request is also available on the City Clerk’s Office web site.
The Open Government section of the City’s web site includes information and links to meeting agendas and minutes, public notices, required document postings, and other information.
DataSD is the official portal to find data about City operations, including public safety, street repairs, public facilities, code enforcement, and business licensing.
Filming in San Diego
The San Diego Film Office provides the core and boutique services of a traditional film office for the San Diego region, including permitting and connecting productions to the right contacts with our partner cities, production facilitation, locations services, providing resources for the local film industry, and promoting the region as a film-friendly destination.
Media Identification Card (Press Badge) and Parking Permits
The City’s Police Department issues Media Identification Cards and Media Parking Permits. Possession of a San Diego Police Department Media Identification Card and Media Parking Permit is a privilege granted by the Chief of Police to those who have a regular need to cross police and/or fire lines. The Chief of Police reserves the right to deny or revoke a card, according to the guidelines established in San Diego Police Department Procedure 1.31.
Applications for the Media Identification Card and/or a Media Parking Permit:
- For applicants who work for a single organization
- For applicants who work for more than one news organization as a freelancer