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Public Records Guide

Material prepared in connection with official business that is intended to perpetuate, communicate or formalize knowledge, is a public record.  Included are documents, papers, letters, maps, books, tapes, photographs, film/video, sound recordings or other material.


  • There may be fees charged for the copying of records
  • Extensive requests could have additional charges
  • Fees must be paid before records are released
  • Requests will be acknowledged immediately, and fulfilled in a reasonable amount of time. 
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Public Records Requests During COVID-19

At this time, there may be limited access to some public buildings and many City of Tampa employees will be working remotely. If walk-in service should be temporarily interrupted at any City offices, public records requests may still be presented either by email or telephone to the Office of the City Clerk. The following contact information is provided for such requests:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (813) 274-8397

Archives & Records


Archives & Records Service is a division of the City Clerk.  Archives and Records is responsible for the archiving and disposal of all city department records in all formats. It also serves as a research center for the history and development of the City of Tampa municipal government.

Any Public Records questions, please call:

Tampa City Clerk's Office

(813) 274-8397

Archives & Records:

(813) 274-8030

Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Or email:  

[email protected]