The Act

The Texas Public Information Act (the “TPIA”) gives the public the right to request access to government information.

Making a Request

The TPIA is triggered when a person submits a written request to the City.
The request must ask for information that is already in existence.

The Act does not require the City to create new information, compile data, do legal research, or answer questions.
A request should be sent to the City department that has the information.
A request sent by fax or email must be sent to the proper custodian of the information.

Members of the Records Division shall recognize that our service to the public, law enforcement and criminal justice agencies is the primary focus of the department.
Members of the Records Division will assist customers with the highest level of courtesy and professionalism.

The records division is located at:

6815 2nd street
Hitchcock Texas, 77563
Hours of Operation are:
Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm Central Standard Time (CST), except on holidays.