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Document And Entity Information

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Document And Entity Information - USD ($)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2015
Feb. 15, 2016
Jun. 30, 2015
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]      
Document Type 10-K    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2015    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2015    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Amendment Flag false    
Entity Registrant Name PS BUSINESS PARKS INC/CA    
Entity Central Index Key 0000866368    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   27,034,073  
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer Yes    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Public Float     $ 1,408,830,193