The California Public Records Act requires public agencies to provide access to public records held by the Los Angeles Fire Department CUPA. Requests may be made for records regarding inspections, investigations, statistical data, policies, reports, etc. Certain information, such as names of complainants, personal medical information, and records regarding ongoing litigation will not be released pursuant to the California Public Records Act and various privacy rules.
Please note the CalEPA Regulated Site Portal combines data regarding environmental regulated facilities located throughout the state of California into a single, searchable database, including an interactive map. The portal provides information related to the following activities: hazardous materials and waste, state and federal cleanups, impacted ground and surface waters, and toxic materials. Access to this portal is free of charge.
INSTRUCTIONS TO ACCESS PUBLIC RECORDS
Prior to submitting a request for Fire Prevention CUPA related records, please utilize the following lists of regulated active and historical facilities for hazardous materials and underground storage tanks to determine if the Los Angeles City Fire Department CUPA has documentation pertaining to the address you are requesting.
If the address you are searching for is not located within the active or historical lists, the Los Angeles City Fire Department CUPA does not have any documentation pertaining to that address. Please do not submit a public record request if the address you are searching for is not found on the lists below.
List 1 - Active Hazardous Materials Business Plan Inventory List
List 2 - Historical Hazardous Materials Business Plan Inventory List
Underground Storage Tank:
List 3 - Active Underground Storage Tank Inventory List
List 4 - Historical Underground Storage Tank Inventory List (FA Number)
List 5 - Historical Underground Storage Tank Inventory List (Auto ID Number)
PUBLIC RECORDS REQUESTS
If you would like to request public records from the Los Angeles Fire Department CUPA, please follow the instructions below:
- Search for the facility or address for which you are requesting information by accessing the lists of active and historical CUPA regulated facilities in Los Angeles City using the above links.
- If the facility is found on the databases listed above, take note of the facility ID/Auto ID and type of files available (Hazardous Materials or Underground Storage Tanks) as you are required to indicate the type of files you are requesting. Be advised that multiple site addresses listed on the records request form will be rejected. Address ranges will not be processed. Only one site address per request form.
- If the address you are requesting is listed on any of the searchable lists and you would still like to request information, please access the records request link to submit your request: www.lacity.nextrequest.com. Make sure to attach the required Request for Information Form. Your records request will not be processed if the required Request for Information Form is not provided.
- Please also include a contact number and email in the appropriate fields for payment and retrieval of files. You will be contacted by phone for payment and record release. Be advised a record search is conducted post payment and it is possible no records will be available for release as our department only keeps records pertaining to the storage of hazardous materials for up to five years. If the site in question has been inactive for longer than those 5 years, it is possible all related files have been expunged. You will be notified of the appropriate steps to retrieve the requested files or if the requested record is not available. All records requests are subject to a fee of $11.00. Fees are non-refundable.
The following information must be completed on the Request for Information Form.
- Facility ID (FA Number) and/or Auto ID Number
- Site address (Only one per request form)
- Type of records being requested with corresponding FA Number or Auto ID Number
The Request for Information Form must be attached to the NextRequest inquiry. Once a request is submitted, documents can be attached. Incomplete requests will not be accepted by Los Angeles City Fire Department CUPA.
Please note: there is a limit of five (5) requests per person/company per day