Social Media Policy

Florida has a very broad public records law. As a result, any written communications created or received on Martin County’s social media pages are subject to disclosure to the public and the media, upon request, unless otherwise exempt.

This is a County-managed social media page and it should not be used as a public or political forum. Comments on County-managed social media pages are encouraged. However, comments made on County-managed social media pages will not be considered, nor made part of, the official record of any meeting of the Martin County Board of County Commissioners or any of its boards or committees. By posting a comment or material of any kind on County-managed social media pages, the user hereby agrees to the Terms and Conditions set forth below.

The County reserves the right to control all the viewable content on its social media pages. If a comment does not adhere to this comment policy or to the terms and conditions of the site, the County reserves the right to hide the comment without prior notification. These records will continue to be archived for records management purposes of retention and disposition in accordance with Chapter 119 of the Florida Statutes. Further, the County also reserves the right to hide comments that are:

• Spam, including links to other sites

• Clearly off-topic

• Personal attacks

• Foul language

• Offensive comments that target or disparage any ethnic, racial, religious group, or other protected classes

• Advocate illegal activity or promote violence

• Promote political organizations/forums

• Infringe on copyrights or trademarks

• Use personally identifiable medical information

Please note that the comments expressed on this site do not reflect the opinions and position of the Martin County Board of County Commissioners or its affiliates, directors, administrators, officers or employees. The County accepts no liability or responsibility whatsoever for the content of any target site linked from this page or for any data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, images, video, messages, or any other materials or content generated by users and publicly posted on this page.

The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement of the external site by the County. The County is not responsible for the accuracy of any external content and does not exercise any editorial control over the information in these locations.