The City of Sanford 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]
Please note that not all Public Records are maintained on the City’s website. Public requests for information and research on matters pertaining to the City of Sanford are processed through the City Clerk's Office, with the exception of Police and Fire Department and Community Redevelopment Agency records.
- For Police Records Request please contact the Police Department Records Division at 407.688.5195.
- For Fire Department records please contact the Fire Department Records Division at 407.688.5047.
- For Community Redevelopment Agency records please contact the City of Sanford Community Development Agency at 407.562.2820
If you are unable to find the information using the above link you can submit a public records request here.
Public record requests can also be made in person at City Hall, via email or by calling the City Clerk's Office at 407.688.5014.
If you have questions regarding placing a public records request, please contact Pat Lee, Records Manager at 407.688.5014, Monday through Thursday, 7 am to 5 pm, or email Pat Lee.