Other (indicate in message) Submitted: June 5, 2024 | Updated: June 5, 2024

[See Editor’s Note] (June 2024) Submission related to “Public Records Request for IRS form W-9 for JUDICIARY COURTS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA”

Date sent in to Sunshine: 05/30/24

Original Subject:
Public Records Request for IRS form W-9 for JUDICIARY COURTS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA

Original Message:
200 Ohio Ave S, Ste. 106, Live Oak, FL 32064-3239
386 362-6353
Manager: Email: [email protected]
Assistant: Email: [email protected]

This is a request for a completed IRS W-9 FORM [request for Employer Identification Number] pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, the Florida Governors Open Records Executive Order 19-11 and IRS Publication 1586 for:


The judicial court system in Florida is established by the Florida Constitution and their books and records should be available to the public for copying and inspection. Pursuant to Article I, section 24 of the Florida Constitution, and chapter 119, F.S., the requester is requesting an opportunity to inspect or obtain copies of public records showing the Employer Identification Number [EIN] of this public entity.

The requester is only requesting the Employer Identification Number for this particular branch of the JUDICIARY COURTS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, however there are approximately 484 Branches and one Subsidiary operating under the same name JUDICIARY COURTS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, which may all be under one umbrella which would mean there is only one master EIN for the entire system. If this is the case the requester is requesting that EIN.

The disclosure of the information requested is not primarily in the requester's commercial interest and is likely to contribute significantly to public understanding of the operations or activities of the government, making the disclosure a matter of public interest.

If your office is not the custodian of this record please steer this request through the proper channels to reach its destination. Please reply within 10 days to avoid any penalties which may be imposed by the IRS for non compliance pursuant to IRS Publication 1589. This request is for an electronic copy of the document.

Should your office deny this request please state in writing the basis for the denial including the exact statutory reference authorizing the denial.”

Government Entity:
Other (indicate in message)

Start Date / End Date:
May 29, 2024 - June 08, 2024

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Editor’s Note 06/05/24: The submission above has been marked as “Completed”.

On April 12, 2024 we fulfilled a nearly identical request which called for the “… electronic copy of IRS form W-9 for the Judiciary Courts of the State of Florida. I am hoping to find out the Employer Identification Number [EIN] of this public entity.”

Please review all responsive records at the following URL:
(March 2024) Request for State of Florida Judiciary Courts: Current electronic copy of IRS form W-9.

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Status: Completed


  • June 5, 2024 4:27 pm

    6 days ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
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