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What is a “public record”?


A public record means all documents, papers, letter, photographs (including mug shots), or other material, regardless of physical form, made or received pursuant to law or ordinance or in connection with the transaction of official business by any government agency.

All public records are subject to Florida Statutes, Chapter 119.

    • The Public Records law is the reason why background check companies are able to purchase the public records and mug-shots of your arrest and offer it for sale via the internet! (that is, until you expunge or seal your record!)