How quickly must the City provide the requested records?

The Public Records Act does not contain a specific time limit for compliance with public records requests. Under the provisions of Chapter 119, Florida Statutes, the only delay in producing records "is the reasonable time allowed to retrieve the record, to review the record for exempt information, and redact those portions of the record which are exempt." Many factors determine the "reasonable" period of time in which the requested records can be provided: the nature of the request, the time involved in collecting the requested records, the scope and volume of the material involved, the general accessibility of the records, and the personnel required to process the request. Every effort will be made to respond to public records requests promptly and in good faith.

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1. What is the Public Records Act?
2. What is a public record?
3. How do I make a Public Records Request?
4. How quickly must the City provide the requested records?
5. What is a cost estimate fee?
6. What types of records are exempt from the Public Records Act?