Lexington Fire Department open records

The Kentucky Open Records Act (Kentucky Revised Statutes §61.870 through §61.884) outlines the procedures for filing and handling an open records request, which records are open for inspection, and which records are exempt from inspection.

Please Note: You must be a resident of the Commonwealth of Kentucky to make an open records request. Every request must contain a statement indicating how the requestor is a resident of the Commonwealth. To determine whether you are a resident of the commonwealth, review the relevant statute.

Needing to obtain an EMS report?  Generally, these reports are available to certain involved individuals. Learn more about how to request EMS reports.

How to submit an open records request

All open records requests must be submitted in writing. When making an open records request, please provide: 

  • Your name
  • Address
  • Daytime telephone number
  • Email address
  • As much specific information as possible to allow us to identify the correct document or record in a timely manner
  • Additional supporting documentation may be required to be eligible to receive records (affidavit, proof of guardianship, administrator/executor documentation, or other documentation)

Where to submit your open records request

You may request a record electronically by:

You may also request a record by submitting the form approved by the Attorney General or otherwise submitting a written request:

In Person
Lexington Fire Department
211 E. Third Street
Lexington, KY 40508
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (excluding holidays)

By Fax:
(859) 231-5606

By Mail: 
Lexington Fire Department
Attn: Open Records
211 E. Third Street
Lexington, KY 40508

If the records you are seeking are under the custody and control of another agency, please submit your request to that agency.  Failure to do so may delay the time it takes for you to obtain the records that you seek.

If at any time you have any questions concerning open records requests, please contact the Lexington Fire Department’s Open Records Coordinator at (859) 231-5668.