Request for Public Records
Responding to public records requests under the provisions of the Florida Public Records Act (FSS 119.07), which essentially states that everything generated by a governmental entity is a public record unless specifically exempted by law. Most requests involve obtaining copies of Accident and Offense Reports. Please remember that Accident Reports can generally not be provided to anyone other than the persons involved, their insurance companies or their Attorneys until 60 days after the accident. Most accident reports are not available for 2-3 days after they are turned in due to the many quality control and data entry requirements involved in their processing.