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Administrative Code and Register

The Department of State’s Administrative Code and Register Section is the filing point for rules promulgated by state regulatory agencies. Agency rulemaking is governed by Chapter 120, Florida Statutes, the Administrative Procedures Act. Rules are published in the Florida Administrative Code. The program is also responsible for publishing the Florida Administrative Register.


The Office of Communications supervises and coordinates the department's activities in the areas of public information and media relations. If you require assistance or more information, please call or send us an e-mail.

Administrative Services

The Division of Administrative Services provides quality, dependable, accessible services in the areas of Human Resources, Financial Services, Operational Services, Purchasing and Information Technology to the Department of State and its organizational sub-divisions.

General Counsel

The Office of General Counsel provides advice and counsel to the Secretary of State and departmental managers on a broad range of administrative, legislative, and policy matters. The office also provides advice, oversight and representation with regard to departmental litigation.

Inspector General

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) mission is to promote accountability, integrity and efficiency for the citizens of Florida by providing objective, timely audit and investigative services.

Legislative Affairs

The Office of Legislative Affairs supervises and coordinates the Department's legislative agenda and assist in developing effective legislative policy initiatives on behalf of the department. The office also tracks and assesses the impact of legislation effecting the department. The unit also assists in solving constituent issues for legislative and government offices across the state.

External Affairs

The Office of External Affairs oversees the promotion of the department's activities and programs to enhance the visibility of the Department of State. If you require assistance or more information, please call or send us an e-mail.

Election Crimes and Security

The Office of Election Crimes and Security plays a vital role in ensuring that Florida conducts elections with the highest degree of integrity, security, and efficiency. Investigations initiated by the OECS have led to the arrest of individuals for violating a variety of criminal statutes contained in the Florida Election Code.