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Inspector General

Section 20.055(2), Florida Statutes, created, in all state agencies an Office of Inspector General to provide a central point for coordination of and responsibility for activities that promote accountability, integrity and efficiency in government. The Inspector General for the Florida Department of State is under the general supervision of the Secretary of the Department of State for administrative purposes and reports to the Chief Inspector General.

Our Mission

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. The OIG conducts independent and objective audits, investigations as well as review of agency issues and programs to assist the department in accomplishing its mission.

File a Complaint

The OIG conducts many different types of investigations involving allegations of employee misconduct, fraud, waste, or abuse affecting the Florida Department of State (DOS). These investigations may include allegations of fraud involving contractors and vendors doing business with DOS.

The OIG only has the authority to investigate employees and contractors of the Florida Department of State. 

More information about the Florida Department of State.

Report instances of Fraud, Waste, Abuse, Misconduct, or Mismanagement when you believe or know:

  • Someone is using DOS property or people for personal gain;
  • Someone is intentionally misleading DOS for financial gain;
  • Someone is receiving a benefit to "look the other way;" or
  • Someone is committing other types of fraud, waste, abuse, misconduct, or mismanagement involving DOS.

Inspector General
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 850.245.6469

Office of Inspector General
Florida Department of State
R. A. Gray Building
500 S. Bronough Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0250

Complaints Regarding Agencies other than the Florida Department of State

For complaints that involve matters not under the jurisdiction of the Florida Department of State, complainants should file with the Office of Inspector General for the agency or department which has jurisdiction over the complaint. This link may be useful in contacting the appropriate agency Inspector General.

Florida Chief Inspector General


Whistle Blower Hotline

The Office of the Chief Inspector General, Executive Office of the Governor, operates the state employee Whistle Blower hotline. The hotline is maintained to provide state employees with the opportunity to report instances of significant waste, misconduct, or mismanagement with their respective agency without fear of retaliation.

Whistle-blower's Hotline
Post Office Box 151
Tallahassee, Florida 32302
800.543.5353 toll-free
850.922.1060 in Tallahassee
850.921.0817 fax