What are public records?

Chapter 119 of the Florida Statutes defines ’Public Records’ to mean all documents, papers, letters, maps, books, tapes, photographs, films, sound recordings, data processing software, or other material, regardless of the physical form, 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. Chapter 119 provides that public records are open to inspection by any person with the exception of those records designated exempt as detailed in Chapter 119 and other state statutes.

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1. How do I contact the SWA's Public Records Custodian?
2. What are public records?
3. How can I request a public record?
4. Are there fees involved in getting records?
5. When will I get the records?
6. Where can I find more information about public records?
7. What is the policy regarding email communication and public records requests?