Public Records Requests

Public records requests can be made in person, by email or regular mail, by telephone or fax.

Per Florida Statute 119.07

  • All documents, papers, letters, maps, books, tapes, photographs, films, sound recordings, data
  • processing software or other materials
  • Regardless of physical form, characteristics, or means of transmission
  • Made or received in accordance with law or in connection with the official business of an agency

How to Make a Public Records Request

In Person: (Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm, closed holidays):
East Lake Tarpon Special Fire Control District
Station 57 – Front Office
3375 Tarpon Lake Blvd.
Palm Harbor, Florida 3468577

By email: (redacted)

By Regular Mail:
PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST
East Lake Tarpon Special Fire Control District
Attn: Katy Cunningham
Station 57 – Front Office
3375 Tarpon Lake Blvd.
Palm Harbor, Florida 34685

By Telephone: 727-784-8668 ext 201
By Fax: 727-474-5830

NOTE: A public records request does NOT have to be in writing and may be ANONYMOUS.

Requests and Fulfillment

Public records held by the East Lake Tarpon Special Fire Control District are available upon request for
inspection or copying pursuant to Chapter 119, Florida Statutes, and Article I, s. 24 of the State Constitution.

Some public records are already provided for the public on the district’s website at elfr.org and are immediately available for viewing and downloading.

Other records are not as readily available and will have to be located, reviewed for information exempt from
disclosure, and redacted if necessary. The time to fulfill a public records request will vary depending upon the particular records requested and the volume of the request. Our Records Custodian, Katy Cunningham, is committed to fulfilling your request as quickly and efficiently as is reasonably possible.

Costs

Maximum fees for copies of public records are established by law. S.119.07(4), Florida Statutes, provides the
general fee provision for copies of public records. Some requests, however, may be subject to a statutorily authorized special service charge for extensive use of information technology resources or personnel services or both. Service charges are determined by the lowest paid employee capable of performing the public records request task. Any applicable charges will be invoiced, and the charges must be paid prior to the requested copies being processed.

East Lake Tarpon Special Fire Control District pricing schedule for records requests are as follows:
Electronic Data: No Charge
1 Sheet Copy, Single Side, 8.5 x 11: .15 cents/sheet
CD, DVD: $10 / CD, DVD

*If the public records request takes ½ hour or longer, there will be a charge of employee's time at lowest rate in addition to the above charges.

For further information, please contact:

Office Administrator/Records Custodian
Katy Cunningham
East Lake Tarpon Special Fire Control District
(redacted)
Phone: 727-784-8668 ext. 201