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.
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.
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.
Public Records Act Coordinator
Phone: (562) 462-2833
Example requests: contracts, training manuals, and election-related documents.
The following records may be purchased through the normal course of business or on our lavote.gov – and do not fall within the parameters of the California Public Records Act:
- Birth, death & marriage records
- Real estate records
- Voter registration information and history
- Voter turnout
- Elections statistics/reports
- Precinct maps
- Campaign finance records
- Tax lien records
- Fictitious Business Name records
- Military discharge records
- UCC Financing Statement records
- Notary records
PRA or records within the City of Los Angeles should be directed to the Los Angeles City Clerk: https://clerk.lacity.gov/contact-us
Records/Report Requests: (562) 345-4470
Records & ID Bureau Phone: (562) 345-4441
Example requests: Individual records, policies and procedures, booking information, etc.
Public Records Act (PRA) Unit
Phone: (323) 890-5050
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