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Public Records Law Revision

Post Date:06/02/2017 7:25 AM

On May 23, 2017, Governor Rick Scott signed into law revisions to Florida Statute 119, specifically §119.12, regarding litigation against a government agency and requiring submission of a five (5) business day notice regarding same to an agency’s records custodian.

The clerk of court is fully committed to providing access to public records and fulfilling requests for said records within a reasonable amount of time. The agency makes every effort to perform these duties within the specified law and makes educational materials available to all employees. Each department designates public records experts to assist employees (when necessary) with fulfilling public record requests and providing training for department personnel.

Should you have an experience with our agency which prompts you to consider filing a lawsuit for inappropriate actions relating to delivery of public records, the clerk of the court encourages you to notify our Records Management Liaison Officer in writing. If you plan to submit your five (5) day notice of filing a lawsuit against the clerk of court please use either of the options below:

  1. Send an email to RMLO@LeeClerk.org, or,

  2. Deliver the notice in person to the Administration Department, located on the 2nd Floor of the Justice Center at 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901.

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