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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. 
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: