Public Record Request Procedure

Public Records Concept.

Public records requests are not required to be in writing. You do not have to give your name or explain why you are making a request. Simply fill in the appropriate date, address, and salutation, and describe the records you are requesting.

Follow this link for a sample written Public Records Request:

First Amendment Foundation’s Sample Public Records Request

For a records request concerning the Department of Elder Affairs or the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP), please make the request as outlined below.

For the Department of Elder Affairs

Send written public records requests for information maintained by the Department of Elder Affairs or the Office of Public and Professional Guardians (OPPG) to:

Department of Elder Affairs
Office of the General Counsel
Florida Department of Elder Affairs
4040 Esplanade Way
Tallahassee, FL 32399-7000
Email: doeapublicrecords@elderaffairs.org

 

Public Records Coordinator:
David Mabry, Office of General Counsel
Phone: 850-414-2096
Email: doeapublicrecords@elderaffairs.org

 

For the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

Pursuant to federal law, and in accordance with 42 U.S.C. § 3058g(d), all files, records, and other information maintained by the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP) or local Ombudsman entities may be disclosed only at the discretion of the Ombudsman or Ombudsman’s designee.

Please send all written public records requests for such information to LTCOP by visiting LTCOP’s website at https://ombudsman.elderaffairs.org/contact-us/ or by submitting the information to:

Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
Department of Elder Affairs
4040 Esplanade Way
Tallahassee, FL 32399-7000
Email: ltcoppublicrecords@elderaffairs.org

Public Records Coordinator:
Joe Considine
Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
Department of Elder Affairs
Phone: 850-414-2163
Email: ltcoppublicrecords@elderaffairs.org

By law, the cost of copying is 15 cents per page, unless Florida Statutes expressly authorizes a different amount. In that case, the statute imposing such a requirement must be cited.