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Public Records

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, films, sound recordings or other material, regardless of physical form or characteristic, made or received in connection with the transaction of official business by the City of Tampa.

How To Request Public Records

Requests for copies of public records should be directed to the department responsible for maintaining the information. 

Copies of ordinances, official agendas and meeting minutes are available from the City Clerk's office.  Traffic accident reports may be ordered online.

Things To Know: 

  • 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. 

Public Records by Department