A public record is all "documents, papers, letters, maps, books, tapes, correspondence, emails, photographs, films, sound recordings, data processing software or other material, regardless of the physical form, characteristics, or means of transmission" (including electronic communication such as text messages) made or received pursuant to law or ordinance or in connection with the transaction of official business by any agency (including a private entity acting on behalf of a public agency). There is no “draft” or “unfinished” business exception to the public records law. If a document or other record is prepared to perpetuate, communicate or formalize knowledge, it is a public record subject to inspection.
As a public entity, the Office of Will Roberts – Tax Collector creates, retains and destroys public records in accordance with Florida State Law. Public records are available for inspection and/or copying in accordance with the Florida Statutes Chapters 119 and 213 and the Constitution of the State of Florida.
The Office provides transparency and access to many of our public records through our website. For records that are not available on the website, public records requests can be made through employees at any of the Tax Collector Office locations in person, by phone, letter, email or fax.
The speed of fulfilling a public records request will vary in accordance with the extent of the request, the need to redact confidential or exempt information and the work flow of the impacted department. There may be fees associated with a public records request. For more information you can contact the public records custodian.
The Office of Will Roberts – Tax Collector is an agent for the State of Florida Department of Motor Vehicles, but is not the custodian of records that pertain to driver licenses or vehicle/vessel titles and registrations.
Persons seeking those public records must contact the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles at: