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Southeast District Ombudsman

In DEP’s Southeast District, if you have questions, concerns, legislative requests, media inquiries or outreach opportunities, please contact Jill Margolius at 561-681-6753, or jill.margolius@dep.state.fl.us

Public Records - Florida has a very broad public records law. In accordance with the provisions of Florida Statute Chapter 119, public records maintained by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection are available for review unless otherwise exempt from public disclosure by Provisions in this Statute. 

  • The department's web-based electronic document management system known as OCULUS provides public access to public records. Anyone with an internet connection can now login to OCULUS and locate information and documents associated with permitted facilities and activities. Documents in OCULUS are filed under a specific DEP program and facility. You will need the facility/site name or the facility identification number as it is entered into OCULUS to access the facility's documents. Please note that there also may be records in paper format at the district office. Contact the Southeast District for a paper records search.
  • The DEP Business Portal online services allows Florida residents and businesses to obtain a variety of information as well as self-service authorizations online. You can apply for commonly issued authorizations, permits, or certifications, pay fees and renewals, submit annual reports, subscribe to agency newsletters or search for records.
  • You can also search facility or site names, or street addresses and may find the records posted online, by using our Informational Portal.

If you are unable to locate the information needed, please submit a public records request.

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