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The Office of the City Clerk is the City of Punta Gorda's custodian of public records.  Pursuant to Section 119.12, Florida Statutes, the contact information for the City's custodian of public records is to be prominently posted on the City's website.

The contact information for the City of Punta Gorda's City Clerk is:

Karen Smith, CMC, City Clerk
Punta Gorda City Hall
326 West Marion Avenue
Punta Gorda Florida, 33950

As the public records custodian for the City of Punta Gorda, the City Clerk receives and responds to all public records requests as provided for in State Statute and per the City's Public Records Policy. Such a request is not required to be in writing, nor is the requestor required to provide their name or an explanation as to why the request is being made. For those who wish to make a written request, you can print and complete the form below.

All public records requests should be directed to the Office of the City Clerk and are accepted in the following ways:

  • By telephone: (941) 575-3369
  • By facsimile: (941) 575-3365
  • By email:
  • By mail: Office of the City Clerk, 326 West Marion Avenue, Punta Gorda, Florida 33950

Public Records Request Portal

Lien Searches

Please Note: To search and/or obtain official records of property liens claimed by the City of Punta Gorda, please contact the Charlotte County Clerk of Courts Office online at or call (941) 637-2131. To request a lien payoff amount, requestors must provide the City Clerk's Office with the Official Records (O.R.) Book and Page Number corresponding to the recorded lien.

To obtain outstanding balance information for utility services, please contact our Billing and Collections Division directly by telephone at (941) 639-2528, by fax at (941) 575-5042 or email Billing and Collections.

Public records are governed by Chapter 119 of the Florida Statutes, Please be advised that certain exemptions may apply. The current fee schedule for the reproduction of records is contained in the public records request form above.

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