Public Records Request

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Submitting a Public Records Request:

Pursuant to Chapter 119 F.S., when making a public records request:

Most records received and maintained by the Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners are public records, and subject to inspection unless an exemption applies pursuant to Florida Statutes, the Florida Public Records Law (119.07, FS).  

To request a public records request, and for your convenience, Requestors are welcome to complete a Public Records Request through our website at: or contact our office using any of the information below.

Okeechobee County Administrator
304 NW 2nd Street, Room 123
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Phone: (863) 763-6441 Ext. 1 or Fax: (863) 763-0118
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. ‐ 5:00 p.m.   Monday - Friday (except holidays)

To help us process your request as quickly as possible, the request should be very specific and detailed with regard to what information is being sought. 

The County Administrator’s Office will forward your Public Records Request to the appropriate department for response. Our offices are only responsible for providing public records for the departments and divisions within the Okeechobee County Board of County Commission offices which are listed within the County's Organization Chart. Okeechobee County begins processing requests in the order they are received and work to fulfill all requests as quickly as possible. Broad or laborious requests can take longer to fulfill and may be subject to service fees. Specific, narrow requests – especially those that identify custodians, search terms, and date ranges – help our office provide requestors with any responsive documents in the most timely and efficient manner.

Requests for documents within the custodianship of other local or state agencies should be directed to those  appropriate agencies as the County BOCC does not maintain those records. (i.e.:  Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office, Okeechobee County Tax Collector, Okeechobee Clerk of Court, Okeechobee County Property Appraiser or Okeechobee County Property Appraiser)

Note:  that the County is allowed to charge a fee to furnish a copy of the record. Standard copies are 15 cents single-sided and 20 cents double-sided. If the request requires extensive use of information technology resources and/or extensive clerical or supervisory assistance a special service charge based on the cost incurred will apply. In most circumstances, the records keeper of the departmental record being requested, will notify requesters within 5 - 7 business days after receiving a request of any fees required.