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Public Record Re​quests & Searches
“Public records” means all documents, papers, letters, maps, books, tapes, photographs, films, sound recordings, data processing software or other material, regardless of 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 an agency.

Some records, although they are public records, may be exempt or confidential, and therefore not subject to public disclosure. Florida Statutes Section 119.01, referred to as the Florida Public Records Law, governs the public’s right to inspect and obtain copies of public records. 

Public records must be available at all times for inspection, examination or copying by any person; individuals may submit a public records request to any Broward County agency on the phone, in person, via mail or email.

Each Broward County Agency has designated a Public Records Request Coordinator and Backup to manage their requests; a list of the Coordinators and their contact information is available here.

Section 35.20 of the Broward County Administrative Code, unanimously approved by the Board of County Commissioners on April 7, 2020, sets the schedule for fees associated with the fulfillment of Public Records Requests. Detailed fee information is available here.

Frequently Asked Questions and Helpful Hints for Public Records Requestors are available here

Broward County’s Office of Public Communications has been designated the Administrator of Broward County’s Public Records Request Program. For questions regarding the County’s Public Records Request Program please contact the Public Records Request Program Administrator at 954-357-5955 or​.