California Public Records Act
Public Records Act Guide (PDF format)
The Office of the Los Angeles City Controller is the Custodian of certain records including, but not limited to:
• Citywide employee payroll
• Citywide audit reports
• Citywide fund accounts
• Vendor payments
• Financial Reports
If you are seeking records from other City Departments, please refer to this list of City of Los Angeles, Public Records Act Coordinators who may be able to assist you.
If you are requesting electronic or paper copies of the records as described above, please submit in writing your request to Controller.Galperin@lacity.org, including:
• Contact information, i.e. email and/or phone number
• Specific details
• Dates involved
• Method of delivery
Please note: the Office of the Controller can only provide records for which we have custody.
Please allow up to ten calendar days to receive a response to your request.
The duplication fee is $1.00 per request, $0.10 per page for standard-sized document (8.5 x 11 inch or 8.5 x 14 inch white paper with black ink) and $0.25 per page for large-sized documents (11 x 17 inch white paper with black ink).
Additional costs may apply for postage (U.S. Mail or expedited delivery), photographs, or electronic records where special programming is required.
All payments are due at the time record reproduction is provided.
Payment may be made in cash or check, payable in U.S. fund to: City of Los Angeles