• What is the Scope of the Public Records Act?
    Florida's Public Records Law, Ch. 119, F.S., provides a right of access to the records of the state and local governments as well as to private entities acting on their behalf. In the absence of a statutory exemption, this right of access applies to all materials made or received by an agency in connection with the transaction of official business which is used to perpetuate, communicate or formalize knowledge.

    Under Florida law, email addresses are public records. If you do not want your email address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing. For questions about making a public records request, please contact Caroline Lee at 941.927.4009.