Jacksonville, Florida Pet Licensing

Cynthia Fernandez filed this request with the Jacksonville City Clerk of Jacksonville, FL.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # 2017-156115
Status
Rejected

Communications

From: Cynthia Fernandez

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Florida's Sunshine Law (Fla. Stat. secs. 119.01 to 119.15 (1995)), I hereby request the following records:

Any and all available dog licensing and registration data for animals within in Jacksonville, FL.

Please include all available segregable data, including but not limited to:

• the type of animal
• the breed of the pet
• the pet's date of birth
• the pet's name
• the owner's address or applicable zip code
• any other available notes

Also, I am requesting that the data be sent in Excel format.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I would request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,

Cynthia Fernandez

From: 630city

Thank you for contacting 630-CITY. We will respond to your email in the order received, during regular office hours, Monday – Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Have you tried using our online system to reduce the wait time? Try the online system: http://630city.coj.net<http://630city.coj.net/> Issues entered through the online system are automatically routed to the appropriate department for action.

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Additionally, the city’s website offers shortcuts to conduct city business online 24 hours a day, seven days a week. : http://www.coj.net/departments/central-operations/public-information/doing-business-online.aspx This link provides answers to many common questions, including:
• Have you found my missing pet?
• How do I reserve a park shelter for an upcoming event?
• How do I pay for my parking ticket?
• How do I know what items can be recycled?

We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Customer Service Team
City of Jacksonville | Customer Service Center
214 N. Hogan Street Suite 1180
Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 630-2489
630CITY.coj.net

From: 630city

Good Afternoon.

Thank you for contacting 630CITY. Your issue # 2017-156115 has been sent to Public Records Request.

If we can be of further assistance, please let us know.

Thank you,

Tara Colbert
Customer Service Specialist
City of Jacksonville | Customer Service Center
214 N. Hogan Street Suite 1180
Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 630-2489
630CITY.coj.net

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Please note that under Florida’s very broad public records law, communications to and from City of Jacksonville officials are subject to public disclosure.

From: Public Record Request

Thank you for contacting the City of Jacksonville. Your public records request has been received and is being processed. Charges for copying as well as research may apply depending on the work required to retrieve the records. You will be notified if any charges are applicable.

Tara Colbert
Customer Service Specialist
City of Jacksonville | Customer Service Center
214 N. Hogan Street Suite 1180
Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 630-2489
630CITY.coj.net

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ONE CITY. ONE JACKSONVILLE.

Please note that under Florida's very broad public records law, communications to and from City of Jacksonville officials are subject to public disclosure.

From: Lambert, Alexis

We are in receipt of your request for the following records:

"Any and all available dog licensing and registration data for animals within in Jacksonville, FL. Please include all available segregable data, including but not limited to: * the type of animal * the breed of the pet * the pet's date of birth * the pet's name * the owner's address or applicable zip code * any other available notes Also, I am requesting that the data be sent in Excel format."

Please be advised that under FL law, the city is obligated to provide public records as they exist in the normal course of business. The city is not obligated to create new records or reformat existing records. The only way this data is maintained is through rabies vaccination certificates.
FS 828.30(5) provides that an animal owner's name, street address, phone number, and animal tag number contained in a rabies vaccination certificate provided to the animal control authority is exempt from public disclosure. If you would like a time and cost estimate for the redacted versions of every rabies vaccination certificate in the city, we will provide one. Please let us know.

Alexis Lambert
City of Jacksonville
Office of General Counsel

From: Cynthia Fernandez

Hello Alexis,

Yes, please let me know the time and cost estimation.

Thank you!
Cynthia Fernandez

From: Lambert, Alexis

I’ll be in touch when I get confirmation of how many certificates would require redaction. Fair warning: this will likely number in the housands.

From: Lambert, Alexis

I am currently waiting on a response from Animal Control to see if the records you are requesting exist in a format that can be produced from non-exempt records. Thank you for your patience.

From: Lambert, Alexis

Per Animal Care, more than 95,000 tags were issued in Duval County in 2016. The information you are requesting is stored in rabies certificates, which are exempt from disclosure under FS 828.30(5). There currently is no report that can be generated from our shelter software that would pull the information requested into an Excel Spreadsheet in redacted form. Florida law does not require agencies to create records.

From: Cynthia Fernandez

Hello,

If you do not have it in excel, please do not create a new record. Just send over what you have.

As for FS 828.30(5): An animal owner’s name, street address, phone number, and animal tag number contained in a rabies vaccination certificate provided to the animal control authority is exempt from s. 119.07(1) and s. 24(a), Art. I of the State Constitution.

Please feel free to redact this information. Leave all information except the owner's personal identifiers.

Thank you,
CF

From: Foote, Martha

Alexis

Can this follow up request be fulfilled?

From: Foote, Martha

The individual who can respond to your request is out of her office. I will ask her to respond to you when she returns.

From: Cynthia Fernandez

Hi Martha,

When does that person return? Could someone follow up on the request?

Thanks,
Cynthia

From: Foote, Martha

Good morning

I do not know when the person to whom I referred will be back in her office. I do not believe there is anyone else in her office who can assist you. She will call me when she returns

From: Foote, Martha

Good morning

I received a response from the individual who responded to you before. There is no further information available to you.

Thank you,

Tara Colbert
Customer Service Specialist
City of Jacksonville | Customer Service Center
214 N. Hogan Street Suite 1180
Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 630-2489
630CITY.coj.net

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From: Cynthia Fernandez

Hello Tara,

Just to clarify: does the city of Jacksonville not have that information? Or is there another reason you are not releasing the documents?

Thanks,
Cynthia Fernandez

From: Public Record Request

Per our legal counsel,

I received a response from the individual who responded to you before. There is no further information available to you.

Per Animal Care, more than 95,000 tags were issued in Duval County in 2016. The information you are requesting is stored in rabies certificates, which are exempt from disclosure under FS 828.30(5). There currently is no report that can be generated from our shelter software that would pull the information requested into an Excel Spreadsheet in redacted form. Florida law does not require agencies to create records.

If we can be of further assistance, please let us know.

Thank you,

Tara Colbert
Customer Service Specialist
City of Jacksonville | Customer Service Center
214 N. Hogan Street Suite 1180
Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 630-2489
630CITY.coj.net

From: Cynthia Fernandez

Hello Tara,

I understand that a person's name, address, phone number, and animal tag number are exempt from s. 119.07(1) and s. 24(a), Art. I of the State Constitution, but I was wondering if you could still send the information over without those items. It's fine if you cannot but them in an Excel sheet, do not feel the need to create a new record.

Thanks,
Cynthia

From: Public Record Request

Good afternoon. As we have said before, there is no additional information to send you.

Martha Foote
Public Records
630-2489

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