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What types of records are subject to the Public Information Act?

Any information collected, assembled, or maintained by orfor a governmental body is subject to the...

How do I make a public information request?

The request must be in writing and must be addressed to thegovernmental body. While the request does...

How long does the governmental body have to respond to my request for information?

The Act provides that a governmental body must respond"promptly" to a request for information. If a...

What is the Public Information Act?

The Public Information Act, formerly known as the Open Records Act, is located at chapter 552 of...

What should I say in my public information request?

No "magic language" is required to trigger thePublic Information Act. You should, however, make the...

May a governmental body ask me why I want the records?

No, a governmental body is forbidden from inquiring aboutthe purpose for which the records will be...

What is a "governmental body"?

For purposes of the Public Information Act, the term "governmental body" encompasses all Texas...

When may a governmental body refuse to release the information I request?

If the information you request falls within one of theexceptions to disclosure found in the Public...

What procedures must be followed if a governmental body wishes to withhold information?

Within ten business days of receiving a written request, the governmental body must: Write the...

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