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The Texas Public Information Act was adopted to give the public greater access to information about how the state conducts the public's business. Any person can request public records and an officer or agency may not ask why it’s requested. 

Steps for submitting a public information request

Public information requests (also called Open Records Requests) are required to be submitted in writing. We have created a public information request form for your convenience. However, you are not required to use that form.

  • Please make sure that you include a detailed description about the information you are requesting          
  • Send your request to the agency’s Public Information Officer.
  • We may need to contact you to clarify your request to make sure we provide you with the information appropriate to your request.

There are several ways to submit your request:

By Email:

By Mail: 

Public Information Officer
P. O. Box 12188
Austin, Texas 78711-2188

In Person:

Stephen F. Austin Building
1700 N. Congress Ave., Suite 400
Austin, TX 78701
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For more information about submitting a public information request, including possible costs associated, please see the TREC Public Information Policy, or visit the Texas Secretary of State website.