The Public Information Act
Texas Government Code, Chapter 552 gives you the right to access government records; we are not allowed to ask why you want them. While all government information is presumed to be available to the public, certain exceptions may apply. Governmental bodies are required to promptly release requested information that is not confidential by law, either constitutional, statutory, or by judicial decision, or information for which an exception to disclosure has not been sought.
Procedures to Obtain Information
- Request for information must be submitted in writing, or by submitting the Public Information Request Form. Request must include the requestor’s name, mailing address and phone number where requestor can be contacted during regular business hours.
- Include enough description and detail about the information requested to enable us to accurately identify and locate the information you requested. You will be charged a reasonable copy fee if you need copies.
- We may ask you to clarify the type or amount of information requested. Please bear with us – while electronic records exist for many documents created in the past few years, older records are stored away in boxes, and searching them has to be done between normal daily activities.
Requests shall be submitted to the City Secretary and are accepted by mail, fax, email or in person.