Privacy and Restricted Information

By Florida statute, not all information contained in reports can be released to the public. Refer to Florida Statute 119 for more information.
  • In narcotics cases, all undercover law enforcement officers' names and identifying information must be redacted (blacked out).
  • In sex crime and sexual abuse cases, all victim information including name, address, telephone number, etc., must be redacted (blacked out). However, the victim may obtain a copy of the full non-redacted report.
  • Social Security numbers cannot be released in a report.
  • Personally-identifying information about law enforcement officers and their families including address, phone number, etc., cannot be released.
  • Traffic crash reports are confidential and prohibited from public review for sixty (60) days from the date the report was filed. However, reports are immediately available to the parties involved in the crash, their legal representatives, their licensed insurance agents, their insurers or insurers to which they have applied for coverage. If you wish to obtain an accident report within 60 days of the incident, Florida law requires that you complete a Request for Traffic Crash Report Information Form indicating you are entitled to receive it (please review the form to make certain you are eligible). After 60 days, the form is not necessary and anyone may obtain a copy of the report.
  • Juvenile Offender cases, which consist of misdemeanors must be redacted (blacked out).
  • HIPPA, all medical information is confidential and therefore, not public record.

The above only represent a portion of information that cannot be released. Please refer to Florida Statute, Chapter 119.07 for additional information.

Florida Statute 119.07 (1)(f) states that upon request, the custodian must state in writing and with particularity the reasons for the conclusion that the record is exempt from inspection.


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