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Agency Clerk

Agency Clerk's Office

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    Fax

    850-413-8743
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    Mailing Address

    4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A-02 

    Tallahassee, FL 32399 

     

The office of the Agency Clerk is responsible for accepting, filing and maintaining all legal documents received by the Department of Health. This office responds to requests for copies of documents from the files of the clerk's office; prepares, certifies and transmits the record on appeal when the Department acts as the lower tribunal; prepares Final Orders of the agency; and accepts service of process and subpoenas for the Department of Health. 

Filing with the Agency Clerk

  • All notices, petitions and other documents required by law to be filed with the Agency Clerk must be submitted by hand delivery, regular mail or facsimile transmission. Filing shall be sent to the Agency Clerk at the following address: 

Mailing Address
Agency Clerk
Office of the General Counsel
Florida Department of Health
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A-02
Tallahassee, FL 32399 

Physical Address
Agency Clerk
Office of the General Counsel
Florida Department of Health
2585 Merchants Row Blvd, Suite 110
Tallahassee, FL 32399 

Facsimile: 850-413-8743

  • This office DOES NOT accept electronically filed documents. The Agency Clerk's office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET each business day.
  • The Agency Clerk is not open and does not accept filings after these hours or on weekends and state holidays.  
  • Any document received after 5:00 p.m. ET will be filed on the next regular business day.  

When Faxing a Document

A party who files a document by facsimile transmission represents that the original signed document will be retained by that party for the duration of the proceeding and for any subsequent appeal or subsequent proceeding in that cause, and that the party will produce the original upon request of other parties.  

A party who elects to file a document by facsimile transmission shall be responsible for any delay, disruption or interruption of the electronic signals and accepts the full risk that the document may not be properly filed with the agency as a result.  

The filing date for a document transmitted by facsimile shall be the date the agency received the complete document, or if received after 5:00 p.m. ET, the document will be deemed filed as of 8:00 a.m. on the next regular business day.

Index of Final Orders

The Department used the Florida Administrative Law Reports as its official reporter for all Agency final orders rendered prior to January 8, 2013 that were required to be indexed pursuant to Section 120.53, Florida Statutes. Copies of the Florida Administrative Law Reports may be obtained from local public libraries or by contacting the Florida Administrative Law Reports at Post Office Box 6020, Gainesville, Florida 32627, (352) 375-8036, falr@falr.com The Department currently uses the website of the Division of Administrative Hearings as its official reporter for all Department final orders required to be indexed pursuant to Section 120.53, Florida Statutes, that have been rendered since January 8, 2013. The Division of Administrative Hearings’ website can be found at http://www.doah.state.fl.us/.

Variances and Waivers

Section 120.542, Florida Statutes, provides that state agencies may grant variances and waivers to requirements of their rules. 

http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/

Declaratory Statements

Any substantially affected person may seek a declaratory statement regarding an agency’s opinion as to the applicability of a statutory provision, or of any rule or order of the agency, as it applies to the petitioner’s particular set of circumstances. This statutory provision is found at Section 120.565, Florida Statutes.

Laws

The Florida Statutes may be accessed at http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/.

The Florida Administrative Code Rules which outline the procedures for filing administrative petitions are in Chapter 28 of the Florida Administrative Code. The Florida Administrative Code may be accessed at: https://www.flrules.org/gateway/browse.asp?toType=r.