Recent amendments to Florida’s Public Records Act change a government contractor’s responsibilities under the Act in four ways:

(1) Public records requests must be made directly to the public agency and not the contractor.

(2) After a contract ends, contractors may either transfer all records to the public agency or keep and maintain the public records themselves.

(3) “Financial information” may, in certain cases, be exempt from disclosure under the Act.

(4) The statute clarifies when non-compliant contractors are responsible for attorney’s fees.

To learn more about the recent changes, please click here.