Catastrophe Notice - Section 552.233 of the Government Code

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Pursuant to section 552.233(b) of the Government Code, a governmental body may suspend the applicability of the requirements of the Public Information Act (the “PIA”) if the governmental body is currently impacted by a catastrophe and provides proper notice in accordance with this section.  In order to suspend the requirements of the PIA, a governmental must provide notice to the Office of the Attorney General (“OAG”) in accordance with sections 552.233(c) and 552.233(e) of the Government Code.  The OAG is required to post a copy of a catastrophe notice provided under this section on its website for one calendar year from the date the OAG received a copy of the notice. 

Download the catastrophe notice here

You may view the instructions for the catastrophe notice here.

Submit a Catastrophe Notice

Governmental Bodies may submit a catastrophe notice here.

If a governmental body is unable to submit the form through our website, it may do so by regular mail:

Attn: Public Information Act Catastrophe Notice
Office of the Attorney General
Open Records Division
P.O. Box 12548
Austin, Texas 78711-2548.

If you are unable submit the notice by any of the listed methods, please contact the Open Government Hotline at (512) 478-6736 or toll free at 1-877-673-6839 for assistance. 

Catastrophe Notices Submitted by Government Bodies

You may view copies of the catastrophe notices submitted pursuant to sections 552.233(c) and 552.233(e) of the Government Code.