Public Records

We have significant experience with Florida’s ethics requirements and public records laws.

Florida has one of the most broad and citizen-friendly public records laws in the nation. Generally speaking, any document or communication made or received in connection with official government business — whether physical or electronic — is a public record in Florida, and citizens have the right to inspect or receive a copy of those records.

Over the years, documents obtained through public records requests have determined the outcome of many court cases and have triggered a number of governmental and political scandals. As a result, government agencies have sometimes hesitated to release records despite their legal obligation.

Florida’s public records law is also one of the nation’s most complex, with more than 1,000 individual exemptions and decades of case law interpreting the statute. KAG attorneys are well-prepared to assist clients in compelling government agencies and associations to produce public records as required by law.