Public Records Requests

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Please review the following information prior to making a public records request.

 Motorist Services: Those having public records requests involving Driver Licenses, Driving Records, Crash Reports, I.D. Cards, Vehicle Registrations and Titles, Disabled Parking Placards, etc., are advised to contact the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles directly at 1-850-617-2000 or use their contact website page at https://www.flhsmv.gov/contact-us/.

Concealed Weapon Licenses: Those having public records requests involving Concealed Weapon License Original Applications or Renewals, are advised to contact the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services at 1-800-435-7352 or use contact website page at https://contact.fdacs.gov/.

Hunting and Fishing Licenses: Those having public records requests involving Hunting or Fishing Licenses, are advised to contact the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at 1-850-488-4676 or use their public records request web page at https://myfwc.com/contact/public-records-requests/.

Records maintained by the Tax Collector’s Office: The Tax Collector’s Office for Polk County, Florida complies with the public records law by timely responding to requests for public records in the following service areas:

  • Property Taxes
  • County Local Business Taxes
  • Tourist Development Taxes
  • Tax Collector’s Office Administration

To make a public records request involving these service areas, please use the contact methods below:

Telephone: 863-534-4700

Mail: PO Box 1189, Bartow, FL 33831

Email your public records request using the following form:

Pursuant to Section 119.07, the Tax Collector’s Office may charge for the copies or the actual cost of duplication for non-paper copies, as well as administrative costs for requests requiring extensive use of clerical or supervisory labor or extensive information technology resources.