PSTA believes that making public records easily accessible is an important part of keeping our operations transparent to the community we serve.
To request public records verbally, call Rachael Cappolla at 727-540-1806 during regular business hours.
Chapter 119 of the Florida Statutes defines 'Public Records' to mean all documents, papers, letters, maps, books, tapes, photographs, films, sound recordings, or other material, regardless of physical form or characteristics or the means of transmission, made or received pursuant to law or ordinance or in connection with the transaction of official business by any agency. Chapter 119 provides that public records must be open to inspection by 'any person' with the exception of those designated exemptions detailed in Chapter 119 and other state statutes.
Fees for public records are as follows:
- Single-sided copies - $.15 each
- Double-sided copies - $.20 each
- Compact Discs - $.91 plus labor
- Postage – By weight and delivery type
- Special Charge – If a request requires extensive clerical or supervisory assistance or a review by legal staff, then a special labor charge will be imposed.
Payment for public records shall be collected before the materials are released or made available for inspection. You will be notified once estimated costs have been determined.
Florida law states that an agency must respond within a “limited reasonable time.” This is the time it takes to review the request, search, retrieve, and process records for release. Some requests may only take a few minutes while others may take weeks. The length of time it takes largely depends on activity, volume, and scope but PSTA is committed to providing requested records as quickly and efficiently as possible.