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Make A Public Records Act Request


The County of Los Angeles does not maintain a centralized record keeping system. Each County Department maintains their own records. Requests to inspect and copy public records, which are not otherwise immediately available to the public, should be made directly to the responsible department, agency head, commission, committee secretary or to an identified designee.

Examples of requests for the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC):

  • Election related information
  • RR/CC contracts, RFPs, sole-source agreements
  • RR/CC training manuals

Examples of requests for other County departments:

  • Arrest records, 911 transcripts = LA County Sheriff’s Department
  • Building zoning and planning = Department of Regional Planning
  • Restaurant, apartment, hotel inspection reports = Department of Public Health
  • Building code enforcement, road designs, traffic signal plans, environmental UST studies = Department of Public Works
  • Civil, criminal & divorce records = LA County Superior Court
  • Property tax payment records and overpayments = Treasurer & Tax Collector

For a list of all County departments, agencies, commissions, and committees go to:

The following records do not fall within the parameters of the California Public Records Act and may be purchased through normal course of business.

Submit a Public Records Act Request

If you believe the information you are requesting falls under the California Public Records Act, requests can be made by clicking the link below.


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