PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST CONTACTS
Los Angeles County Departments
Non-media requests: RecordRequest@dcfs.lacounty.gov
Public records exclude child welfare records that are
confidential under applicable laws. Example requests:
demographics of children under the supervision of DCFS,
placement numbers, training information, policies, DCFS
contracted agencies, etc.
Elisa Vásquez, Director, Communications and Public Affairs Unit
Phone: (626) 586-1762
Example requests: Agency-funded affordable housing developments, limited public construction projects, and (Housing) Section 8 records
Note: Requests for building zoning and planning should go to the Department of Regional Planning. Requests for building code enforcement should go to the Department of Public Works.
Custodian of Records, Public Health Investigations
Phone: (323) 914-7806 Fax: (323) 728-0217
Example requests: Restaurant, apartment, hotel or pool inspection reports, animal bite reports, medical marijuana ID information, food borne illness outbreak information, etc.
Chereise A. Simmons, Administrative Services Division
Risk Management – Civil Litigation Division
Example requests: Juvenile hall/camp data and demographics
Note: Information on individual people cannot be processed due to privacy laws.
Julane Whalen, Public Records Act Coordinator
Phone: (562) 462-2833
Example requests: Public information the Registrar Recorder/County Clerk does not offer as part of normal business services. For information on birth, death, marriage, and real estate records, voter or candidate information, and fictitious business names, please visit our website at lavote.gov.
Records/Report Requests: (562) 345-4470
Records & ID Bureau Phone: (562) 345-4441
Example requests: Individual records, policies and procedures, booking information, etc.
Phone: (323) 890-5000
Example requests: Calls for service reports, SB1421, personnel, contracts, custody division statistics, 911 recordings, fiscal/financial, Clery Act, etc.
LASD Transparency Records: visit the “Transparency Promise” for access to various categories of records made public on LASD’s website