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Public Records Request

Requests are not required to be in writing, nor is the requestor required to provide their name or an explanation as to why the request is being made.

The Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County (ELCHC) is committed to providing citizens with access to information that holds the government accountable. To provide complete and timely compliance with Florida’s public records laws, please consider the following information to help us provide you with the best response to your public records request:

  • Very broad requests can take longer to fill.
  • Requests must be for records in the possession of or prepared, owned, used, or retained by the ELCHC, and requests should be for sufficiently identifiable records. 
  • If a request is insufficient to identify the documents requested, you will be contacted as soon as possible for clarification.
  • If a request includes information that is confidential or otherwise exempt from public inspection or copying, the records will not be provided.

Fees for Public Records

In accordance with Section 119.07 (4), the ELCHC may impose the following fees:

  • One Sided Copies: $0.15/per page
  • Double Sided Copies: $0.20/per page
  • All other copies: $0.15/per page
  • Certified Copies: $1.00/per page
  • Data, audio, or video on a thumb drive or other data device: $7.25

Hourly labor cost may be applied if the request is extensive in time to locate, retrieve, review, redact, and produce all responsive records. 

To make a written request, please contact us:

Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County 
Attn: Community Relations
6302 E. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Suite 100
Tampa, FL 33619

Email: communityrelations@elchc.org

Phone: 813-515-2340 ext. 227 or 813-867-0753

We ask that the request be made clear and that substantial detail is provided for the ELCHC to conduct a meaningful search. The ELCHC may ask questions about the request in order to respond to the request fully and in a timely manner.

For media-related inquiries, please contact afraga@elchc.org.

The Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough is a not-for-profit agency that adheres to the requirements of the “Sunshine” law as described in Section 119.01, Florida Statutes and reserves the right to deny any requests that fall within the compliance of the 2021 Florida Statutes Title XLVIII, Chapter 1002.