In accordance with Chapter 119 (1)(a), Florida Statutes, record requests must be responded to “at any reasonable time, under reasonable conditions”. The City of Lake Worth Beach considers records requests taking more than one hour to locate, copy or otherwise make available the requested material as a diversion of resources which is susceptible to extensive use service charges. When extensive clerical and/or supervisory labor time is spent in the inspection or production of a public records request exceed 1 hour of time, a service charge for labor will be applied by computing the actual cost of providing such labor. The City of Lake Worth charges 15 cents per one-sided copy and 20 cents for a double-sided copy or the actual cost of duplication when the documents cannot be produced “in house”. The cost of providing a certified copy of a public record shall be no more than one dollar plus the actual cost of the duplication.
The custodian may ask the requestor to complete the records request form attached to assist in defining or documenting the facts necessary for completing records requests; however, the requestor is not obligated to complete this form as a condition of obtaining the public records requested.