Public Records

Florida law requires government agencies in the state to provide public access to meetings and records. The Utilities Commission, City of New Smyrna Beach is a municipal utility, and as such, is bound by Florida's public records laws (Chapter 119, F.S.) and the Government-in-the-Sunshine Law (Chapter 286, F.S.). With the exception of social security numbers, bank accounts and other exempted information, our records are open for inspection and/or copying by the public. Regular Utilities Commission meetings are held on the 4th Monday of each month, at 6 pm in the 3rd floor DeBerry Room at 200 Canal Street. Meeting notices and agendas can be found on this website, as well as in our main office building at 200 Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach. The Utilities Commission's notices of regular meetings are currently being published in the Volusia edition of the Orlando Sentinel, in the Sunday edition a week prior to the Monday evening meetings.

Public Records:
Debra Simmons
Executive Administrator
Phone: (386) 424-3001

Ellen Fisher
Communications Coordinator, Records Management Liasion Officer
Phone: (386) 424-3003 

The legislature has created some exemptions to the public records law. Please let us know if an exemption pertains to you by filling out the form under the Service Request Forms section of this website. You may also come into our offices at 200 Canal Street to pick one up in person.