How Do I Access Public Records for Los Angeles County?


Quick Answer

Public records are free to be accessed by anyone who makes a formal request for them through the Los Angeles Police Department's Discovery Section. Provide all relevant details about the record in question to facilitate locating the records.

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Public records are defined as any agency records unbound by statutory law. The ability to access public records and the regulations around that are found in the California Public Records Act, enacted in 1968 by the California legislature. This allows anyone to make a request to obtain public records and information. There are limits to the information that is accessible under Government Code 6254.

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