Public Records Requests

At any time, an individual has the right to inspect and/or copy public records. Please refer to Chapter 119 in the Florida Statutes for additional information on fees associated with public records requests. For information about obtaining public records, please call 850-245-9381 or send an email to

Florida Department of Education
Attn.: Public Records
325 W. Gaines Street, Suite 1520
Tallahassee, FL 32399

"Public records" refer to county, state or federal materials that are typically viewable by the public.

The Florida Department of Education does not maintain student records. Those records are kept in the school district where the student last attended. Student records are not considered ‘public’. You may be required to provide identification and a signed release.

Contact information for the districts:

If you are in need of a transcript from a private high school that has closed, please note;  private schools that become defunct are required to transfer all permanent information included in student records to the public school district.

Contact information for the districts:

The Commission for Independent Education maintains records for some independent postsecondary educational institutions that have closed. Institutions that are still currently open are required to maintain and service transcript requests.

Commission for Independent Education

325 W. Gaines St, Suite 1414
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400
Phone: 850-245-3200
Fax: 850-245-3233