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Most records received and maintained by the Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners are public records, and are subject to inspection unless an exemption applies pursuant to Florida Statutes, the Florida Public Records Law (119.07, FS).   

Although different County personnel are the custodians for different public records, for your convenience, you may make your request to the County Administrator’s Office.  To help us process your request as quickly as possible, the request should be very specific and detailed with regard to what information is being sought.

By Mail or in person:                     
Robbie L. Chartier
County Administrator
304 NW 2nd Street, Rm 123
Okeechobee, FL 34972 

By Phone:
Office: 863.763.6441 Ext. 1    
Fax:  863.763.0118


The County Administrator’s Office will forward your Public Records Request to the appropriate department for response. The County Administrator’s Office is only responsible for providing public records for the departments and divisions within the Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners which are listed on the Organization Chart. 

Note:  The County is allowed to charge a fee to furnish a copy of the record. Standard copies are 15 cents single-sided and 20 cents double-sided. If the request requires extensive use of information technology resources and/or extensive clerical or supervisory assistance a special service charge based on the cost incurred will apply. In most circumstances, the records keeper of the departmental record being requested, will notify requesters within 5 - 7 business days after receiving a request of any fees required.

The Clerk of Court, Property Appraiser, Sheriff, Supervisor of Elections, and Tax Collector, are responsible for providing their organizations' public records.