Overview of the Public Information Act
The Public Information Act (PIA) provides a mechanism for citizens to inspect or copy government records. It also provides that governmental bodies may withhold government records from the public in specific instances.
The PIA generally requires a governmental body to release information in response to a request for information. However, if a governmental body determines the information is excepted from disclosure under the PIA, then both the request and information at issue must be reviewed by the Open Records Division (ORD). The ORD will issue a decision on whether the governmental body is permitted to withhold the requested information or must release the information to the requestor.
Public Information Act informational posters can be found here: English Spanish
To submit a Public Information Request, please download our Public Information Request Form, enter the necessary information and submit it to City Hall. Your submission can be dropped off at our office, emailed to Dianne Peace or faxed to (512) 746-2052.
For questions, please contact Dianne Peace at (512) 746-4593 ext. 121.
For further information from the Texas Attorney General’s office regarding the Public Information Act, please visit their website by clicking HERE.