Request for Public Information As a general rule, documents generated and records kept by the City are public records and available upon request. The Texas Public Information Act (TPIA) provides several exceptions to the general rule.
Begin by clicking the link for a Request for Public Information Form which, when fully completed, should be filed with the City Secretary. (You can also submit an online request for information.) If the document requested is subject to being disclosed and thus available to the public, the City will provide your copy promptly. Be as specific as possible concerning the document or type of document you are seeking. TPIA does not require the City to generate information in a format other than in the format in which the document is originally generated. Note should be made that TPIA allows the City to charge a fee for time and copying expense for voluminous production of public records. The City has the obligation to identify the expense in such instances prior to your incurring the obligation to pay the expense. If the City believes the documents requested are exempted by law from disclosure, it is the City’s obligation to seek verification of the exemption from the Office of the Attorney General of Texas and you will be notified that the City has requested the verification.
Questions? Questions concerning requests for public records may be directed to the City Secretary, Carrie Jones.