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Texas Public Information Act (formerly Open records Act)
The Texas Public Information Act (Texas Open Records Act), Chapter 552, Texas Government Code, establishes requirements for governmental bodies to respond to written requests for access and/or reproductions of public information. Charges for reproductions are governed by the State of Texas General Services Commission rules on charges.

2010 Public Information Handbook

http://www.oag.state.tx.us/index.shtml

http://www.oag.state.tx.us/opinopen/og_faqs.shtml#pia

The Public Information Act
Texas Government Code, Chapter 552, gives you the right to access government records; and an officer for public information and the officer's agent may not ask why you want them. All government information is presumed to be available to the public. Certain exceptions may apply to the disclosure of the information. Governmental bodies shall 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.


Rights of Requestors

Responsibilities of Governmental Bodies

Procedures to Obtain Information

Rules for Charges for Access to Open Records, by the Texas General Services Commission

 

Contacts & Complaints

 


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