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Sample Paper Records Request

Adapted from the Florida First Amendment Foundation, www.floridafaf.org. Note that you have to choose the right legal citations and make other choices indicated in brackets.

 

Dear:

 

Pursuant to Article I, section 24, of the Florida Constitution, and [Select the corresponding legal citation: state agency or local government - Chapter 119, F.S.; legislative records - S. 11.0431, F.S.; or judicial records - Rule 2.051, Fla. Rules of Judicial Administration,] I am requesting [select: INSPECTION and/or COPIES] of the following public records:

 

[Describe the records you are requesting.]

 

Should you deny my request, or any part of the request, please state in writing the basis for the denial, including the exact statutory citation authorizing the denial, as required by s.119.07(2), F.S. [The phrase, "as required by S. 119.07(2), F.S." should be deleted from requests for legislative or judicial records.]

 

I will contact your office within [select a specific period of time: 24 hours; 48 hours; one week; etc.] to discuss when I may expect fulfillment of my request, and payment of any statutorily prescribed fees. If you have any questions in the interim, you may contact me at [fill in a telephone number where you can be reached].

 

Thank you.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

 

 

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