Receive a Report

Copies of public records are available to the public during normal business hours and charges are outlined in the fee schedule (PDF) as permitted by Florida Statute. Florida Statute 119.011(1) defines public records to include all materials, 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:

  • Books
  • Data processing software
  • Documents
  • Films
  • Letters
  • Maps
  • Papers
  • Photographs
  • Sound recordings
  • Tapes
  • Other material

Exemptions

All such materials, regardless of whether they are in final form, are open for public inspection unless the Legislature has exempted them from disclosure. Some exemptions from disclosure are:

  • 911 voice recordings
  • Active criminal investigative and intelligence information
  • Autopsy records
  • Confessions
  • Confidential informants
  • Criminal history information
  • Inmate records
  • Juvenile offender records
  • Procedures and personnel
  • Some domestic violence information
  • Some victim information
  • Surveillance techniques

Requests

Requests made via United States Postal Service must be accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope. At the current time, requests are not fulfilled via facsimile or electronically.