State Attorney Andrew A, Bain Ninth Judicial Circuit
State Attorney Andrew A, Bain Ninth Judicial Circuit

Public Records Request

If you are a member of the media, please email ALL public record requests to

Records Custodian

415 North Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801


If you would like to request public records and you are not a member of the media, please call 407-836-2212 or email your request to:

You may also utilize the form.

You do not have to give your name or explain why you are making a request. You are not required to submit a form or your request for public records in writing; however, if you do choose to make a public records request, it is helpful if at least one method of contact is provided.

Under Florida law, email addresses are public records. If you do not want your email address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.

In order to help us provide you the best response to your request, please carefully consider the information that will be useful to you. Very broad requests can take longer to fulfill and may become costly for the requester. However, the State Attorney’s Office is committed to providing records as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Florida’s Public Records Law, Chapter 119, Florida Statutes, requires that our office permit inspection and examination of public records maintained by this office at “…any reasonable time, under reasonable conditions, and under supervision…”  Consistent with our responsibilities as a public office, it is the policy of this office to fully comply with our statutory obligations. In implementing this policy, the following procedures apply:

  1. This office cannot require requests to inspect or copy documents, files, or other records maintained by this office be in writing. However, a written request with the name and contact information of the person requesting the records is recommended to ensure proper compliance with the Florida Public Records Act.
  2. Requests to inspect or copy active or inactive files, should be directed to the Public Records Department.
  3. A fee of 15 cents will be charged per one-sided copy and 20 cents charged per two-sided copy.  No charge will be assessed for copies of seven (7) pages or less.  CDs cost 30 cents each and DVDs cost 38 cents each.  Certified copies will cost $1.00 per certification.  [§119.07(4)(c) F.S.]  The cost for other types of copies will be determined at the time of the request as these charges are limited to the actual cost of duplication.  Actual cost of duplication is defined as “the cost of the material and supplies used to duplicate the public record, but does not include the labor cost and overhead cost associated with such duplication.” [§119.011(1) F.S.]
  4. If the nature or volume of public records to be inspected or copied requires the use of staff assistance of more than thirty (30) minutes, a special service charge will be billed at a rate of $22.50 per hour (this includes locating, assembling, redacting and/or copying the material).
  5. If, in the sole discretion of this office, the nature or volume of public records to be inspected or copied requires the use of information technology resources, a special service charge will be billed at the rate of $27.50 per hour.
  6. If, in the sole discretion of this office, the nature or volume of public records to be inspected or copied requires the use of attorney assistance, a special service charge will be billed at a rate $42.50 per hour for attorney supervisory assistance.
  7. When a deposit is required, requests for copies (electronic or hard copies) will be honored after the deposit is received. The documents will be prepared for inspection or copying only upon receipt in full of the deposit as soon as reasonably possible. The amount of the deposit will be determined as follows: the number of pages (if applicable) and materials in the requested file/files will be counted and costs calculated at the established rate. Staff, Information Technology (IT) and supervisory attorney time will be estimated based on the amount of time anticipated in reviewing the documents to remove exempt or confidential documents/information and mailing or distributing the documents. If the total cost exceeds the deposit paid, the requestor must pay the remaining balance prior to this office producing the records.
  8. This office reserves the right to impose a special service charge of $22.50 per hour for staff to supervise the inspection of public records to safeguard the records from theft, loss or destruction.
  9. The office prefers payment by a money order or a cashier’s check but will accept exact cash payments in appropriate denominations. The State Attorney’s Office cannot provide change. The State Attorney’s Office does not accept personal checks. Licensed attorneys may pay using a law firm checking account.  All payments are non-refundable.  If you fail to pay the charges indicated on the final invoice for any reason, this office will require the payment of a past due amount before fulfilling a new request.  Money orders, cashier’s checks or law firm checks must be made payable to STATE OF FLORIDA and should be sent to the Public Records Department, Office of the State Attorney, P.O. Box 1673, Orlando, FL 32802.  Cash payments can be made in person at any of our branches.

Request for Public Records

Section 119.01, Florida Statutes, provides that all state, county, and municipal records shall at all times be open for a personal inspection by any citizen of Florida, and those in charge of such records shall not refuse this privilege to any citizen.

This form is not required for records inspection, but is merely to assist us in more efficiently and effectively processing your request. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PROVIDE ANY CONTACT INFORMATION IF YOU PREFER TO LEAVE BLANK. If you choose to leave the contact information blank, please follow up with your request by calling 407-836-2212.

I hereby request to inspect/receive copies of the following public records and understand that before these records are produced I must pay the costs, if applicable, to receive the records requested.

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