The open government and public records primary contact person is:
Public Records/Information Liaison
Phone 863-537-3999, Fax 877-FLA-CITRUS (877-352-2487)
How can I request copies of public records from the Department of Citrus?
The Department of Citrus is committed to providing public access to agency records in compliance with Florida’s Public Records Law, Chapter 119, Florida Statutes. If you wish to make a public records request, you may direct your request to any Department employee or to the Department’s public records/open government contact person (identified above). Members of the news media should direct their requests to the Public Relations Director at 863-537-3999.
How can I share my comments with the Department of Citrus?
The Department is always glad to hear from interested parties. You can send a message to the Department by emailing us at [email protected] It is the Department’s policy to collect no personal information about you when you visit our website, unless you specifically choose to provide that information to us. You can learn more by reviewing our privacy statement.
Where can I learn more about DOC’s operations?
You can read brief descriptions of our activities at About Us. Browse through the website to learn more about Florida citrus and the benefits it provides to consumers and to the State of Florida. The overall long-term direction of the agency is detailed in the Long-Range Program Plan 2009-2013. You can also see how well the DOC succeeds in reaching it objectives in the Department’s Program Performance Measures and Standards.
Department of Citrus Open Government Bill of Rights
1. Members of the public are entitled to be treated with respect, courtesy and professionalism when dealing with the Department of Citrus.
2. Public records requests do not have to be made in writing, unless a specific statute requires otherwise. In that case, the person making the request shall be told which statute imposes the requirement.
3. All public records requests shall be acknowledged and handled promptly and in good faith, as required by common courtesy and Florida law.
4. If the Department asserts that any requested public records document is exempt from release, the public has the right to receive a clear explanation.
5. Fees charged by the Department to make public records available shall not exceed the amounts authorized by law, and the Department shall clearly specify the statutory authority for such fees.
6. Access to public records and to public meetings is a right granted by Florida law and will be respected at all times.