All retirement records are available to the public pursuant to Florida's Public Records Law, Chapter 119, Florida Statutes, with the exception of those records specifically exempted by law under sections 121.031(5), 121.4501(19), and 119.07, Florida Statutes.
Requests to review records or obtain copies of records may be made to:
DIVISION OF RETIREMENT
PO BOX 9000
TALLAHASSEE FL 32315-9000
Division of Retirement Public Records Policy Statement
The Division of Retirement provides access to all retirement account files maintained by the Division for all members of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), which includes more than 623,000 active members and over 1.3 million inactive members employed at all levels of government (state, counties, district school boards, universities, community colleges, cities, and special districts). Records exempt from disclosure include:
The Division of Retirement maintains its files by member name and Social Security number. When making a request for records, you should provide both to the Division to facilitate your request. You may visit the Office of the Division of Retirement to see the record, have it read to you over the telephone or have a copy forwarded to you by mail.
When complying with a request, the Division of Retirement will not produce or generate information that does not already exist in the Division's records or a member's retirement account file. Consequently, the Division would not provide an estimate of an FRS member's retirement benefit unless that information has already been provided to the member.
Social Security Numbers and Public Records Law Exemption
The Department of Management Services, Division of Retirement, is responsible for maintaining agency and member service records for the Florida Retirement System and other state-administered plans, for overseeing municipal and special district firefighters' and municipal police officers' pension plans (Chapters 175 and 185 Florida Statutes), for insuring compliances under Part VII, Chapter 112, Florida Statutes, for all local government plans, and as the Social Security administrator for the state and its political subdivisions. All member records are filed by Social Security number because it is imperative for us to be able to identify members properly and definitively, and to meet our state and federal reporting requirements.
Social security numbers are confidential and exempt from public records requests under section 119.07(1), Florida Statutes, and section 24(a), Article I of the Florida Constitution.