What is a proclamation?
A proclamation is an official document issued by Governor Rick Scott to commemorate a specific time period (day, week, or month) for the purpose of raising awareness about an issue, or celebrating milestones.
How to Request a Proclamation
• A proclamation may be requested via e-mail, fax, or postal mail, however, we prefer you use the online form below.
• Please submit your request four to six weeks before it is needed to allow adequate time for your request to be considered.
• In order to better determine whether a request can be fulfilled, please provide a draft of the proclamation. See sample proclamations
• The Governor’s office reserves the right to modify or deny any proclamation request.
• If a proclamation has been issued in the past, a new request still needs to be requested each year.
• Preference will be given to in-state requestors.
Guidelines for a Proclamation
Proclamations must convey a statewide significance to a broad group of Floridians. The individual making the request should be part of a statewide organization, and hold a position to be authorized to make requests on behalf of a statewide group (ex. President, Executive Director, Coordinator, etc.).
Proclamations are generally considered for the following:
• To raise public awareness about issues affecting a large number of Florida residents. This must be specific to Florida and have a statewide significance.
• To commemorate special milestones of significance to Florida’s history or cultural heritage.
Proclamations are not typically provided for the following:
• Anniversaries (of individuals, businesses, or organizations)
• Individuals (Individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to Florida or the United States will be given special consideration.)
• Private Businesses
• Grand Openings
• To act as a letter of support or endorsement of individual people, products, or services.