Public Records

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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. 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.

Public Records Request Form

Lien Search Form

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

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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