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Custodian of Records


Custodian of Records

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County of Los Angeles
Department of Public Health
5555 Ferguson Drive, Suite 120-04
Commerce, CA.  90022
Phone: (323) 659-6148
Fax: (323) 728-0217
Custodian of Records - Public Record Requests/Subpoenas

The Custodian of Records group coordinates the retrieval and production of documents in response to subpoenas and California Public Records Act (CPRA) requests received by the Department of Public Health (DPH). The Custodian of Records also assists local funeral directors with complying with the public health laws of foreign countries when shipping human remains to those countries.

Please review the Frequently Requested Records section below to see if the records you are seeking are already available online. If not, you may request records from us using the California Public Records Act (CPRA). The Custodian of Records group also accepts the service of subpoenas on behalf of DPH for witness appearances and/or documents. If you have questions that are not answered below regarding CPRAs or Subpoenas, please contact our Custodian of Records group at (323) 659-6148 or via email at .

Certain frequently requested records maintained by Public Health are available online and do not require a CPRA request. To access these online records, please click on the links below:

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH - HOUSING AND FOOD FACILITY INSPECTION RECORDS – This link contains inspection reports for the previous 5 years for currently active facilities, including Restaurants/Food Markets, Apartment Buildings, Condominiums, Swimming Pools, Food Truck, Camps, and Cannabis Facilities.

ENVIRONMENTAL Health – FACILITY CLOSURE LIST – This link provides facility health inspection records that resulted in a closure of a facility during the past 100 days.

Hazardous Materials Records: Effective 7/1/17, all Hazardous Material report requests will be handled by Los Angeles County Fire Department, Health Hazmat Division. Please go to their website for more information on submitting a record request:

The public may make a CPRA Request by submitting this CPRA Records Request Form. A CPRA request will be responded to within 10 days of receipt by the Custodian of Records. Requests for information (e.g., questions about a specific Public Health matter) are not subject to the CPRA and should instead be directed to DPH’s Infoline at (833) 540-0473 to be forwarded to the appropriate staff member.

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