Submitting a DEQ Public Records Request
Enter your information
In the Public Records Request form, please provide your name and email address (required). You may also provide your phone number and organization.
Enter the details of your records request
Next, provide information about the public records you would like to request.
From the dropdown options, select the DEQ Division related to your request. You may select one or more Divisions or select the "Other" option if applicable.
Next, select one or more record types. If you are unsure what type of record you are looking for, you can select "Unsure." You will be asked to enter additional information specific to email, document, or Phase 1 records. Multiple types of records can be added to a single request.
Finally, please provide a description of the request and attach any necessary files.
After submitting a records request
- When possible, records will be provided to you in electronic format. If an in-person file review is necessary, someone will contact you to set up an appointment.
- Records requests are processed in the order they are received.
- Requests for email correspondence require a separate process and may take more time to fulfill than document requests. Being specific about the dates, people and keywords in your search will help speed processing of your request.
If you need additional assistance or to check on the status of your request, please contact one of our Public Information Officers.
If you are submitting a Phase I Assessment:
Public information officers will search internal databases for your request. While you await a response, DEQ has several online databases you can search for relevant files.
DEQ's Community Mapping System is a map-based search tool to view and access many permitting files across DEQ divisions.
Energy, Mineral and Land Resources, including Stormwater:
- Laserfiche: Includes Mining
- Stormwater Laserfiche
- Active Stormwater Permits Map
*Septic System information is available at the local health department or with the N.C. Department of Health of Human Services.
Additional DEQ public records databases
Please contact a DEQ Public Information Officer if you have questions about your request.