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The Public Information Act

The Public Information Act

  1. Your request must be in writing. Only written requests trigger a governmental body’s obligations under the Public Information Act.
  2. Your request should be for documents or other information that is already in existence. Governmental bodies are not required to answer questions, perform legal research, or comply with a continuing request to supply information on a periodic basis as such information is prepared in the future.
  3. We recommend that all requests be sent by U.S. mail and that a copy of the original request and proof of its receipt by the governmental body be kept.
  4. We recommend that all requests be addressed to the Officer for Public Information or the chief administrative officer of the governmental body. Requests made by facsimile or electronic mail must be addressed to the Officer for Public Information or the chief administrative officer in order to trigger an obligation under the Public Information Act.
  5. If you believe that a governmental body has not responded as required by the Public Information Act, we recommend that you contact the Open Records Division Hotline at (512) 478-6736 or toll-free (877) 673-6839, your local District Attorney, or local County Attorney.

The State of  Texas Open Records Laws and the Open Meetings Act provide for access of the public to certain records and meetings of governmental entities. As such, citizens have the opportunity to view, receive copies of documents, and attend meetings that fall under these acts. Nominal fees do apply for copies and document access. To request information under the Public Information Act, download the form here and return the completed form by mail, fax, or in person. Please refer to the Texas Administrative Code for charges related to the Public Information Act.

Mailing Address:
City of Florence
Attention: Amy L. Crane
PO Box 430
Florence, Texas 76527
254-793-2490
254-793-3766 fax

Physical Address:
City of Florence
Attention: Amy L. Crane
106 South Patterson
Florence, Texas 76527
254-793-2490
254-793-3766 fax