Request Public Record Information
Florida State Law requires that all public records (unless exempt, as explained below) be open for personal inspection by anyone. A person seeking to inspect a public record does not have to have a specific reason or purpose in making the request, nor are they required to state a reason.
A "Public Record" is defined in Section 119.011, Florida Statutes, as all documents, papers, letters, maps, books, tapes, photographs, films, sound recordings, data processing software, or other material, regardless of the physical form, characteristics, or means of transmission, made or received pursuant to law or ordinance or in connection with the transaction of official business by any agency.
However, there are certain types of public records that are exempt from public inspection. These are defined in Section 119.071, Florida Statutes, and can include things such as annuity contracts, income and expense data, complaints, performance evaluations, medical information, and social security numbers. When a public record contains both non-exempt and exempt information the agency is required by State Law to redact (remove) the information which is exempt from public access.
For your convenience, a public records request can be made through our “Contact Us” portal or by calling/visiting one of our offices.