Not all records are open for inspection. Certain exemptions to the Florida Public Records Law do exist. Section 119.071 lists the general exemptions from inspection or copying of public records. There are over 1,000 exemptions spread throughout the Florida Statutes.
Examples of Exemptions
Some examples of exemptions are:
- Active criminal investigative information
- Deferred compensation records
- Medical information
- Social Security numbers
- Surveillance information
Note About Records Requests
City staff is under no obligation to "create" a record that does not exist or to provide the information in any other format than that in which it exists.