Public Records Request

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The Polk County Board of County Commissioners will ensure all county government records are open for inspection and copying by any person. The inspection and copying of records can be done at reasonable times and under reasonable conditions. If there is an exemption that applies to part of a record that requires redaction, the county will provide the statutory citation for the exemption and produce the remainder of such record for inspection and copying.

When the county receives records requests, the county will acknowledge all requests promptly and respond to such requests in good faith.  

The Records Management Liaison Office will track the submission and response of all public record requests to ensure the county fulfills statutory requirements. However, anyone can make a public records request through any office within the county government. Visit the Florida Statutes and Rules website for more information concerning your statutory rights.

Under Florida law, you are not required to make a public records request in writing, or provide your name and reason for making a request. The online request form is provided for your convenience.

If you do not wish to complete the online Public Records Request form, contact the Records Management Liaison Office. 

Contact: Records Management Liaison Office
 (863) 534-7509

Street Address: Map
330 W. Church St. 
Bartow FL, 33830

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 9005
Drawer AS04
Bartow, FL 33831-9005

Office Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday 
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Records Management section is part of the Information Technology Division and is responsible for providing public records for the departments and divisions within the Polk County Board of County Commissioners. Polk County's five constitutional officers, the Clerk of Court, Property Appraiser, Sheriff, Supervisor of Elections and Tax Collector are responsible for providing their organizations' public records.

The Polk County Board of County Commissioners is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Polk County Board of County Commissioners

330 W. Church St.
PO Box 9005
Bartow, FL 33831-9005
(863) 534-6000

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