MONROE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE


General Order


CHAPTER: 52- B

TITLE: Duplication and Research Service Fees

EFFECTIVE DATE:

August 19, 2009

NO. PAGES: 2

REVIEWED/REVISED: March 2, 2015

REFERENCE:

RESCINDS:

Special Order: Duplication and Research Service Fees, 01.09.2007


Medium

Fee

Offense Reports / Other Paper

Documents

Up to 10 pages

No charge

10+ pages

$0.15 @ page above 10 pages

Recordings

CD, DVD, VHS or

Audio tape not mailed


$1.00

Mailing Cost

$5.00

Film

Develop not developed


Actual Cost

Duplicate prints

Actual Cost

Mailing

$5.00

Crime Analysis Report

Initial Report

$25.00 (advance for 1st hour)

Additional Hour

$25.00 @ hour

Report over 25 pages

$0.15 @ page above 25 pages

Supervisor additional Staff involvement


$25.00 @ hour

Hourly Rate

Employee Time

First 15 minutes No Charge


$13.00 @ hour after 1st 15 minutes

PURPOSE: The purpose of this order is to establish policy and procedures for charging of fees for duplication and research as requested by the public.


POLICY: It is the Sheriff's policy that minimal fees be charged the requesting public for duplication of documents, video/audio recordings and for research requested by the public and that the fees are consistent throughout the agency.


DISCUSSION: Individuals routinely request copies of reports, documents, video/audio recordings, as well as, research to be done on subject matter the Office may have data on. The Sheriff is authorized by Florida State Statute to collect fees for such duplication or research. Such duplication and research incurs additional cost to the Office in material and employees time.

PROCEDURE: FEE SCHEDULE

An Office wide standardized fee shall be charged for all document or medium duplication as well as research as listed below.


REQUESTS


Reports such as; Offense, Arrest, Crash and Background record request(s) may be obtained at all substations. Once a record has been disseminated, Central Records must be notified via email.


All other public record request(s) will be forwarded to the Central Records Department.


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COLLECTION PROCEDURE


All Fees collected pursuant to this General Order shall be collected in compliance with Chapter 80, Part O, of the General Orders.


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