Public Records

Public Records Request

For requests pertaining to the Board of Sumter County Commissioners please submit a Public Records Request by form, mail, phone, in person, or by emailPersons needing special assistance in gaining access to public records available on the website should contact 352-689-4400 to make any special arrangements for access to or provision of the records.

  • Mail:
    Leslie Smith, Records Management Liaison Officer
    Public Records Request
    Sumter Board of County Commissioners
    7375 Powell Road, Suite 200
    Wildwood, FL 34785
  • Phone: 352-689-4400
  • Cost per page:
    • $0.15 per page (1-sided)
    • $0.20 per page (2-sided)

A requester is not required to submit their request in writing or in person; nor are they required to disclose the reason for the request. Unless otherwise exempted, a custodian of public records must honor a request for records, whether it is made in person, over the telephone, or in writing, provided the required fees are paid.

Additional costs for producing the records may be required if the request is voluminous in nature.  

Under Florida law, any document submitted to Sumter County, including emails and faxes are public records subject to disclosure.

Additional Information

  • Florida Statutes - Chapter 119
    Costs and exemptions for public records are in accordance with Florida Statute Chapter 119.
  • Public Records Request Form - The Public Records Request Form here is provided for your convenience, but is not required. Please include a valid email address, phone number, mailing address, or some other form of notification with your request or else we will not be able to notify you when your request is ready, where it may be picked up, and any required fees.
  • Records Retention Schedule
    Sumter County follows the General Records Schedules established by the Florida Department of State in regards to retention requirements. Some records may have met their required retention period for disposition.