Census Bureau Field Staff; Identifying the Person at Your Door

The 2020 Census Field Data Collection Activity will begin on August 4, 2019 and continue through October 11, 2019. Census Bureau temporary field staff will work in neighborhoods across Florida to update address lists and maps using a laptop computer. Field staff will be knocking on doors in order to verify addresses and gather information on additional living quarters, in an effort to accurately count the population.

If you are visited by someone from the Census Bureau, here are some ways to verify the individual is a Census Bureau employee:

  • The field representative will present an ID badge that includes:
    • their name,
    • their photograph,
    • a Department of Commerce watermark, and
    • an expiration date.
  • A field representative will be carrying an official bag with the Census Bureau logo or a laptop for conducting the survey.
  • The field representative will provide you with a letter from the Census Bureau on official letterhead stating why they are visiting your residence.
  • Field representatives conduct their work between the hours of 9am and 9pm, local time.
  • Upon request, the field representative will provide you with their supervisor’s contact information and/or the phone number for your Census Bureau Regional Office. The Regional Office supervises the activities of all field representatives in your area.

** Please note that the Census Bureau will never ask for your full social security number, bank account number, or passwords.**

If you wish to independently confirm that the person at your door is a Census Bureau employee, you can enter their name in the Census Bureau’s staff search website, or contact the Regional Office for your state.

Regional Office for Charlotte County, Florida:
Atlanta Regional Office 1-800-424-6974.
Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

More frequently asked questions about the upcoming 2020 Census can be found at www.census.gov.

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