Resources

Scenic Organizations

Scenic Florida

Read more information at Scenic Florida that now includes the William D. Brinton Library by clicking here.

Scenic America

Read more information at Scenic America’s website by clicking here.

Government Organizations

Federal Highway Administration

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request Guide

Click here to find out how to make a request under FOIA.

Federal Highway Administration – Florida Division

Click here to go to their Florida Division’s website for further information.

Florida Department of Transportation

Office of Right of Way

“In addition to our primary mission, the Office of Right of Way is also charged with the control of outdoor advertising signs along state highways and management of the Logo sign program along our interstate highways. These regulatory activities are carried out by central office staff.”

“The Office of Right of Way has a primary mission of acquiring the real property necessary for the construction of transportation facilities. In carrying out this mission, we also provide relocation assistance to people and businesses displaced by the various projects and lease or sell any acquired property which may be surplus to our needs. We carry out these activities as a decentralized organization. The Department is subdivided into seven (7) geographical districts with responsibility for the transportation facilities within their designated counties and a Turnpike Enterprise with responsibility for toll roads. Each district office acquires and manages the real property for transportation projects within their respective area. Our central office develops policies and procedures under which the districts operate, conducts a quality assurance program to assure compliance with laws, policies and procedures, and provides technical assistance and training to the districts.”

Click here to be taken to their website.

City of Miami

Public Records Request

Public records requests can also be faxed to (305) 416-1441.  All public records requests should be placed in a timely manner, to allow reasonable amount of time to locate and gather the documents and be able to receive the requested information by deadline.
In order to respond promptly, members of the press should submit a public records request to the Office of Communications via e-mail to Cristina Fernandez at cfernandez@miamigov.com. 
Copies of ordinances, official agendas and meeting minutes are available through the City Clerk’s Office. For public requests information regarding the City of Miami Police, please contact the City of Miami Police Department’s Public Information Office at (305) 603-6420. Traffic accidents and crime reports may be ordered from the Miami Police Records Unit. The Records Unit is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The unit is closed Wednesdays, weekends and legal holidays. For information, call (305) 603-6477.

City residents and members of the general public seeking public records from a particular department, should contact that department directly.  For a list of city departments go to the main page, and under city organization select a department and go to contact us.

Note:  The City of Miami will charge $0.15 a page for copies and may charge additional reasonable fees for searches that are extensive in nature.

Click here for more information from their website.

Dade County

Public Records Request

Requests for access to or copies of materials related to specific Commissioners should be referred to their Commission Aides. Questions about public records requests should be referred to the County Attorney’s Office.

Click here for more information.