Public Records Request
Please note — student records are not public records, if you are seeking transcripts, please contact the registrar's office at 239-489-9121.
Florida Public Records Law
is known as the Florida Public Records Act.
What are Public Records?
Florida law defines "public records" as: all documents, papers, letters, maps, books, tapes, photographs, films, sound recordings, data processing software or other material, regardless of physical form, or characteristics, or means of transmission, made or received pursuant to law or ordinance or in connection with the transaction of official business by any agency.
Are there any exemptions from Public Records?
State and federal laws exempt certain types of public records, or portions thereof, from disclosure under the public records law. Exemptions that frequently apply to Florida SouthWestern State College湖北11选5开奖结果 records include but are not limited to:
- Education records under FERPA
- Social Security Numbers
- Disciplinary records while discipline is in progress
- Personal information regarding law enforcement officers or their families
- Academic evaluations of employees performance
- Records of the FSW Foundation and other direct-support organizations of the College湖北11选5开奖结果
Documents that are public records but contain exempt information will be produced after removing the exempt information, unless the exempt information in the document is so extensive that removal is not feasible. The determination of which documents or information is exempt from the public records law will be made by Florida SouthWestern State College湖北11选5开奖结果 Office of General Counsel.
Who can Request a Public Record?
Anyone! The requestor is not required to fill out any forms, provide identification or state their name or other identifying information to request or review records.
How do I request a Public Record?
Public records requests may be made in person, in writing, or by phone. The person who is requesting the information does not need to give a reason or "legitimate need" to view the records.
To request records you may contact the following:
- Emailing General Counsel at
- Florida SouthWestern State College湖北11选5开奖结果, 8099 College湖北11选5开奖结果 Parkway, I-210 Fort Myers, FL 33919
Requests made by the media may be made by contacting the Executive Director of Marketing and Media:
- Emailing Gregory A. Turchetta the Executive Director, Marketing and Media at
- Florida SouthWestern State College湖北11选5开奖结果, 8099 College湖北11选5开奖结果 Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33919
What is the response time for a public record request?
The College湖北11选5开奖结果 must respond to a public records request within a reasonable period of time after receiving the request.
What constitutes a reasonable period of time depends upon the circumstances surrounding the request, including the nature of the request, the size of the request, the likely quantity of records to be produced, whether extensive use of information technology resources or clerical services are required, and the timing of the request (i.e., whether holidays intervene).
What is not required when responding to a Public Records Request?
There is no requirement under Florida Law to do any of the following when responding to a request:
- Create a new record
- Provide the record in the format requested
- Meet the requestor’s timetable
- Provide information in the records
- Explain the records
Is there a fee for Public Records Requests?
What should I do if I receive a Public Records Request?
If you have a requestor walk in and request records, have them take a seat and contact your supervisor to assist with determining if the records are exempt. If still unsure, contact the General Counsel Office at for additional assistance.
If you receive a call or an e-mail request for records, please forward to . The General Counsel’s Office will respond and process the request on your behalf.