Office of Open Government

The Office of Open Government is charged with providing both the Executive Office of the Governor and each of Florida’s agencies with guidance and tools to serve Florida with integrity and transparency.

On January 8, 2019, Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 19-11 re-establishing the Governor’s Office of Open Government. The order states, in part:

The Governor’s Office of Open Government, in coordination with the General Counsel, will (1) facilitate Floridians’ right to access the public records of the Executive Office of the Governor; (2) establish and maintain a website providing information on readily requesting public records; and (3) provide routine training for employees within the Executive Office of the Governor regarding Florida’s public records and sunshine laws.

 

Request a Public Record

The Governor’s Office of Open Government processes requests for records within the custodianship of the Executive Office of the Governor. To request records from another state agency, please click HERE to be directed to the Open Government Contacts by Agency sheet.

 

Public Records Archive

Previous requests for public records and responsive documents are available publicly on the Governor’s website.

 

Frequently Requested Documents

The Governor’s Office of Open Government helps direct requestors to free online sources whenever possible. This includes information on employee salaries, travel expenditures, appointments, etc.

 

Helpful Resources

To learn more about public records, the Governor’s Office of Open Government encourages individuals to read Chapter 119 F.S. which outlines state policy on public records, review the cost recovery process for laborious requests, or to contact our office.

 

 

Please note that Florida has a broad public records law and all correspondence to the Governor’s Office of Open Government, which is not exempt or confidential pursuant to Chapter 119 of the Florida Statutes, is a public record made available upon request.

 

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