FCHR Open Government Bill of Rights

FCHR Open Government Bill of Rights

Members of the public are entitled to be treated with respect, courtesy and professionalism when interacting with the Florida Commission on Human Relations.

Public records requests do not have to be made in writing unless the request is for copies of complaints, which have been designated confidential under s. 760.11(12), Florida Statutes (Rule 60Y-2.007(2), F.A.C.). This statute states that complaint materials are confidential and will not be disclosed by the Commission, except to the parties or in the course of a public hearing or proceeding. In order to protect the confidentiality of the parties, the Commission requires that requests for complaint materials be made in writing. The request must state that the requestor is entitled to receive copies of the file based on the information provided above, unless previous notice has already been received by the Commission.

All public record requests shall be acknowledged promptly and in good faith as required by Section 119.07(1), Florida Statutes.

Fees for production of public record documents shall not exceed the statutorily authorized fees and the statutory authority for such fee shall be cited.

The public has the right to receive an itemized invoice of proposed fees or fees charged.

Access to public records and meetings are rights secured under Section 119.07(1) and 286.011, Florida Statutes; and Article 1, Section 24, Florida Constitution.