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Public Records Requests

Overview
The Environmental Protection Commission (EPC), as a political subdivision of the State of Florida, is required to comply with the Public Records Law,
Chapter 119, F.S.

Public Records, as defined by Section 119.011(12), F.S., that are not exempt by law, are available to the public for inspection at the EPC office at any reasonable time, under reasonable conditions, and under supervision of the custodian of the records.

Public Record Access
Records will be made available for inspection during normal business hours, between 8:00 am and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. You may also submit a public records request by phone, fax, email, regular mail or by using this link (add link to Request Form).  If you need Public Records other than a Property Search, please contact EPC’s Legal Department or associated Regulatory Division. 


Although it is not necessary to make an appointment to inspect files, we highly recommend that you do so. Scheduling an appointment will help to ensure the records will be available when you arrive and that staff will be available to fulfill the statutory supervisory requirement. To facilitate requests regarding a specific property, please provide to the EPC the physical address and folio number for the subject property. Additional information such as the project or property owner name, or the facility is helpful.  Please note that it is virtually impossible for staff to search our database for an “adjacent property”.  Searches will be conducted based on the information that is submitted to EPC.  Name and address variations may not indicate the existence of actual files.  Sites and roads may have multiple names. Make sure you have the most up to date property information: Visit the Hillsborough County Property Appraiser's NEW property search webpage.

Copying Public Records
Copies of public records shall be furnished upon payment of the fee prescribed by law (Section 119.07, F.S.). For detailed information regarding the costs assessed for reproduction of records, please contact the Legal Department at (813) 627-2600 ext. 1054.

Please use the form linked HERE to submit a public records request. Alternatively, if you would like to inspect a specific file / record and you know what Division has custody of the file, you may contact the records coordinator in that Division to arrange a convenient time to inspect the file / record.


Regulatory Divisions
Air Management Division
(813) 627-2600 ext. 1286
Waste Management Division
(813) 627-2600 ext. 1300
Water Management Division
(813) 627-2600 ext. 1022
Wetlands Management Division
(813) 627-2600 ext. 1239

For Agency-wide or non-regulatory public records requests, please contact the Legal Department at (813) 627-2600 extension 1054, via email, or submit a request form.

Environmental Records

For environmental regulatory records it may be necessary to request records from two or more EPC Divisions or multiple government agencies.

You may find relevant records at any of the following agencies (this is not an exhaustive list):