Any request for public records shall be made through the City Clerk’s office. The City Clerk’s office ensures the general public of complete transparency of all applicable city records as prescribed under Florida Statutes Chapter 119:
"Public records" means 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.
Chapter 119.07 allows the custodian of the public record to charge a reasonable fee of no more than $0.15 / one-sided copy or not more than $0.20 / two-sided copy. The charge for copies of city maps or aerial photographs supplied by city personnel may also include a reasonable charge for the labor and overhead associated with their duplication. Unless otherwise provided by law, the fees to be charged for duplication of public records shall be collected, deposited and accounted for in the manner prescribed for other operating funds of the agency. An agency may charge up to $1.00 per copy for a certified copy of a public record.
If the nature or volume of public records requested to be inspected, examined or copied requires extensive use of information technology resources or extensive clerical or supervisory assistance by personnel of the agency involved, the agency may charge, in addition to the actual cost of duplication, a reasonable service charge. (A deposit of 50% of the estimated charges shall be made by the requestor).