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Evidence and property can be requested at Forms • Palm Springs, FL • CivicEngage (vpsfl.org). Please note you must request an appointment to pick up property or evidence by calling (561) 584-8300 ext. 8560. NOTE when you use the online link you will be directed to sign in or create and account to access the system. You will only have to do this on the first visit.
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Florida State Statute 316.066(5)(a) states that crash reports are confidential for period of 60 days after the report is filed. However, such reports are available to the parties involved in the crash including vehicle owners, their legal representatives, insurance companies/agents, prosecutorial authorities, victim services programs, and certain media outlets as described in the exemption. All authorized persons must have proper ID and have completed an “Affidavit for Release of Crash Report”. Crash reports may be requested in person, by phone (561) 584-8300 ext. 8530 or online at Forms • Palm Springs, FL • CivicEngage (vpsfl.org). NOTE: when you use the online link, you will be directed to sign in to create an account to access the system. You will only have to do this on the first visit. For immediate access, authorized persons may request a report via the www.FloridaCrashPortal.gov website.
Reports can be requested at Forms • Palm Springs, FL • CivicEngage (vpsfl.org), calling (561) 584-8300 ext. 8530 or by coming in the lobby of the police station during business hours. Once construction begins early 2024, the police department main lobby will be closed to the public and there will be a records clerk stationed in the parks and recreation department during normal business hours. NOTE: when you use the online link, you will be directed to sign in to create an account to access the system. You will only have to do this on the first visit.
Florida State Statute 119.07 allows public records requests to be responded to in a “reasonable amount of time to retrieve the record and delete those portions of the record the custodian asserts are exempt.” This cannot be defined in days, hours or minutes, as each request is unique within itself. The Records Unit strives to fulfill all requests as quickly as possible. Coupled with application of law(s) and accountability of completeness, we strive to provide the best records possible within the law and within a reasonable time frame. Criminal reports under investigation will not be released until they are no longer open and active.
9-1-1 recordings can be requested at Forms • Palm Springs, FL • CivicEngage (vpsfl.org) or by calling our Records Unit at (561) 584-8300 ext. 8530. NOTE: when you use the online link, you will be directed to sign in and create an account to access the system. You will only have to do this on the first visit.
The final disposition of a case is determined by the State Attorney’s office www.sa15.state.fl.us and on file with the clerk of the court www.pbcountyclerk.com/.
Florida Statutes 943.0585 and 943.059 set forth the criteria that must be met in order to be eligible to have a criminal history record sealed or expunged. In addition, these statutes also state that in order to have a criminal history record sealed or expunged within the State of Florida, an individual must first make application to the Florida Department of Law Enforcment for a Certificate of Eligibility at www.fdle.state.fl.us/. Please note that the issuance of a Certificate of Eligibility does not mean that your criminal history record will be ordered sealed or expunged; it merely indicates that you are statutorily eligible for the type of relief that is being requested.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement provides applications for Certification of Eligibility to the Clerk of Courts in all 67 counties throughout the State of Florida. These application packages may be obtained from the Palm Beach County Clerk of the Court at www.pbcountyclerk.com/. If you reside outside the State of Florida, you may request that an application package be mailed to you from the Clerk of the Court.
Once the packet has been completed and accepted by the Clerk of the Court, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the State Attorney's office, this agency will be notified and court ordered to follow either the seal or expungement order as outlined in the court documents. You will not be required to provide the Palm Springs Police Department with any documents as this will come directly from the Clerk of the Court.
There is only one type of background check available to you from this agency, a local background check. This means the information provided is only generated from our computer database. For all others, contact the municipality that generated the report within their jurisdiction.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement maintains the criminal history list of all arrests within the State of Florida. For a criminal history background check, log onto the Florida Department of Law Enforcement website for information at www.fdle.state.fl.us/.
A public record is outlined in Florida State Statute 119.011(11) as, all documents papers, letters, maps, books, tapes, photographs, films, sound recordings, data processing software, or other material, regardless of the physical form, characteristics, or means of transmissions, made or received pursuant to law or ordinance or in connection with the transactions of official business of any agency. All materials made or received by an agency in connection with official business, which are used to perpetuate, communicate or formalize knowledge. All such materials, regardless of whether they are in final form, are open for public inspection unless the Legislature has exempted them from disclosure.
Florida State Statute 119.07(4)(a)1 authorizes the custodian of records to charge a fee for duplication of records. Please contact us at (561) 584-8300 ext. 8530 for a detailed list of charges.