Public Record Requests

Public Records Requests
The DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office Custodian of Public Records is Lieutenant Jenny Cross. Requests for public records can be submitted in writing directed to DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office Attn: Custodian of Public Records 208 East Cypress Street, Arcadia, Florida  34266.

Florida Records Law
The Florida Public Records Law, Chapter 119, F.S. requires all state, county, and municipal records, except certain confidential or exempt records will be open for personal inspection by any person.  The right to examine or to obtain copies of public records is limited to reasonable times of day (i.e. 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM) and under reasonable conditions.  Prior to viewing by the public, the agency must make sure that no confidential or exempt information is disclosed.  Confidential/exempt information will be removed or redacted from the file.

This notice is posted in accordance with F.S. 119.12

E-mail Addresses
Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.

For public records requests via email, please email

Website Operation and Maintenance
The DeSoto County Sheriff's Office website is operated and maintained by the DeSoto County Sheriff's Office staff. For Inquiries about site management, contact (863) 491-6729.