The City of Boca Raton supports and complies with the State of Florida’s “Government in the Sunshine” laws, designed to provide transparency and openness in government operations. The Florida law regarding public records may be found in its entirety in Chapter 119, Florida Statutes.
''Public records” means 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 119.011, Florida Statutes]
Public records requests are requests to view or obtain copies of documents and records that currently exist, not for the creation of new documents.