The reason why public records like San Luis Obispo County Public Records are being requested for by the public is because these are the official records of the government, and as they are the official records of the government, they are the best evidence that one could present in order to prove the happening of the event that is reflected upon the face of the particular record. That which is sought to be proved would depend on the type of records that would be presented, and there are a multitude of events that could be proven by these records. It must, however, be noted that these records are rather limited in the sense that they could only prove that which is reflected upon their face, and this is very true when one talks about vital records.
This is the reason why a death record could not prove the fact of the birth of the person named in the record despite the fact that it is but logical that a person should first be born before a person could die. Only a birth certificate could prove the fact of the birth of a person, and not a marriage record, divorce record or death record. As the official records of the government, these records are often presented when there is a need to prove the particular truth of the fact happening because these records are afforded the presumption of regularity which means that these records would be considered to be true and accurate at all times, and while that presumption is not conclusive, it is the burden of the person or parties who would claim that the records are false to prove their allegation.
Another advantage of public records is the fact that they are just that, public. This means that they are supposed to be available to the public at all times and this general availability means that anyone should be able to make a request for them even if the person making the request has no reason to make the request.
A request for public records is often done at the local level as there would be fewer records that would have to be checked at this level. Of course, when making the request at this level, one should first take note of the territorial limitations of the local level offices which means that an event that happened across county lines would, most likely, not have records in that particular office. A request at this level is usually done either through the mail or in person.
Copies of San Luis Obispo County Public Records are also available online through the use of online databases which are mostly privately owned archives that could, nevertheless, present information that is substantially the same as that of the various official records archives. Of course, as these records did not come from the official archives, they do not enjoy the presumption of regularity, but there are still several reasons why online databases are a better alternative, foremost of which is the fact that these internet based platforms could present their information faster and more efficiently.