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Environmental Management
Protecting Public Health and the Environment

Public Document & File Review Requests

Public Records - Most documents and records created by the Environmental Management Department (EMD) are considered public documents and are available for viewing. To request to view public records, please contact the EMD File Review staff via:

Telephone: (916) 875-8549
Fax:            (916) 875-8513

When contacting EMD please be ready to provide the site address(s) and/or Assessor’s Parcel Numbers for the location(s) you are interested in.  If you are inquiring about a business please also provide the business name.

Within 10 days from the date of request, you will be notified as to whether the requested files are available. Note: EMD reserves the right to a 14 day extension if the request contains more than seven (7) sites or addresses.

The requested documents can be reviewed by one of the following methods:

  1. Free on-line access to EMD public documents is available!
  2. Where possible to do so, EMD staff will e-mail the documents to you directly. Please provide a valid e-mail address with your request. Documents are distributed in Adobe Acrobat® .pdf format, so you will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print the documents. Size limits on e-mail attachments may require that a CD be prepared instead.
  3. EMD staff can prepare a CD-Rom with the requested files.  Up to 7 sites (7 address and/or APN#’s) can be included per CD. The CD can be mailed to the requesting party or picked up at the EMD office at 10590 Armstrong Avenue, Mather, CA, 95655 during regular business hours of 8am – 5pm, Monday through Friday.
  4. Public Document Review is available at the EMD office by appointment Monday through Friday from 8am – 4pm. Document review at the Public Review computer in the lobby of the EMD facility is free, however there may be a charge for producing electronic or paper copies.
  5. Files may be printed during an appointed time from the Public Review Computer at a charge of 25 ¢ per page.
  6. Recent Food Inspection Reports are available on-line at; recent Pool & Spa inspection reports are available on-line at

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