There are lots of ways—you can show up to the public body and make a spoken request for records, or transmit a written request, or even e-mail or fax a request to the public records custodian. The Louisiana Public Records Law requires the custodian to make his or her name public so that requestors can seek records. If the record isn’t available, the custodian has to provide it to you within three working days or provide an estimate of the time reasonably necessary for him to produce the record.