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Public Records Requests

Public Records Requests

The Florida law on “Public Records” may be found in its entirety in Chapter 119  of the Florida Statutes.

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is committed to full compliance with Florida State Statute (F.S.S.) 119, governing the release of records that are deemed public.

OCSO Custodian of Records are:

Records Manager, Regina Godwin – Primary

Lieutenant Matt Harrison – Alternate

How to Request a Public Record:

It is important to note that all requesters may remain anonymous when asking for public records and they do not have to put their request in writing or state why they want the record.  To ensure that records are provided in the most efficient manner possible, requests will be fulfilled through the methods outlined below.

Here are some ways to obtain a public record:

Contact Records Section at (850) 651-7434
Email the request to Records Request for processing

Written correspondence to:

Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, Attn: Central Records, 50 2nd Street, Shalimar, FL 32579

In person at the Sheriff’s Headquarters Building (50 2nd Street, Shalimar, FL) or any of the substations

Media Requests:

Requests from members of the media can be facilitated by the Public Information Office or the requestor can follow the same process as members of the public.  To contact the Public Information Office (PIO) please call (850) 651-7410 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday or (850) 651-7400 after hours.  Email requests may be sent to PIO.

Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail 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.