FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: David Chapman
Phone: (904) 255-3004
Cell: (904) 524-6626
ChapmanD@coj.net

Sept. 5, 2018

STATE ATTORNEY’S OFFICE NOW ACCEPTS CREDIT CARDS FOR PUBLIC RECORDS

In an effort to better serve the public, the State Attorney’s Office today announces it now has the ability to accept credit cards as payment for public records. The office is the first in Florida to offer this option.

“Both the public and the media expressed a common desire to expand payment options for public records,” said State Attorney Melissa Nelson. “Providing this convenience is consistent with our continued commitment to transparency.”
Credit cards will be accepted through the sao4th.com online portal for public records. In addition, the office will continue to accept checks, money orders, or exact cash for payment for public records.

The expansion is part of the overall revamping of the Public Records Division since Nelson took office last year. In May, Nelson appointed Miriam Nelson as the office’s records custodian. Since that time, the division has doubled efficiency and output, shortened timeframes for outstanding requests, and improved customer service and access to policy information.

For more information on the division, visit https://www.sao4th.com/resources/public-records-requests/.