Public Records

PUBLIC RECORDS

What is the Public Records Law?

TYPES OF RECORDS

What records are subject to disclosure under Florida’s Public Records Law?
Are letters/memoranda marked or stamped “Confidential” subject to disclosure?
Are e-mail messages public records?
What are “transitory messages”?
What are some examples of “transitory messages”?
How much of an FIU employee’s work is a public record?
Is there an exception for “working drafts?”
What are some common confidential records that are exempt from disclosure?

PROCESSING A PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST

What is the requestor entitled to?
Does the requestor need to state a reason to inspect the public records?
How long does the University have to respond to a public records request?
What is not required when responding to a public records request?
May the University charge its costs for responding to a public records request?
May the University impose any requirements for disclosure of public records?
What should I consider first when I receive a public records request on behalf of the University?
What do I do when I receive a public records request?
How long do I have to retain public records?
Are there any protocols that must be followed for destroying public records?
Are there any penalties for violating the Public Records Law?
Suggested language to be included in emails produced by University employees
Non-Responsive Requestors