Public Records

Public Records

Chapter 119, Florida Statutes, Notice of the City of

Fort Walton Beach Custodian of Public Records

The Custodian of Public Records for the City of Fort Walton Beach is the City Clerk.  The City Clerk’s office is the location where the City’s public records are routinely created, sent, received, maintained and requested.  The location and contact information is: 

Kim Barnes, City Clerk
City of Fort Walton Beach City Hall
107 Miracle Strip Parkway SW
Fort Walton Beach, FL  32548

The City Clerk’s Office Can Provide You with The Information You Need !

Did You Know…Public records searches are now easier than ever at the City of Fort Walton Beach!  Search our archives for City contracts, ordinances, resolutions, meeting minutes, and more.  It’s all at your fingertips: FWB City Clerk’s Archives

Can’t find it in our archives? Contact us!  Every attempt will be made by our department to provide an accurate and timely response to your request, but please NOTE the following items:

  • Not all information requested may still be available. Information is destroyed in accordance with established State Retention Laws
  • Some request will require longer to process than others
  • The Production of some information could incur a charge. Please see the City’s policy  pertaining to Public Records Requests.
  • Request(s) should be as specific as possible and provide as much search-able information as possible (i.e.) exact street address, time frame to search, the type of record/information you hope to acquire from this search
  • We can not create a new document to satisfy a record request.
  • Florida has a very broad public records law. Most written communications to or from the City of Fort Walton Beach officials / employees are public records available to the public and media upon request. Your e-mail address and communications may therefore be subject to public disclosure.
  • If you have any questions, please feel free to call. We are always happy to help.

Obtain Public Records

The following form may be used to request official public records of the City of Fort Walton Beach.

Please complete the following fields and be sure to include accurate contact information for providing copies of the requested
documents: be specific in the request and include exact addresses.

Please be aware that the City may not have copies of any and everything requested. Record retention laws differ for different items.

Also, please be aware that some requests may take more time to fulfill than others, especially if the documents are dated prior
to electronic file keeping(approximately 2008).

The City will make every attempt to fulfill requests in a timely manner.