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Public Information and Open Records

Texas Legislature

Members of the Public

The Public Information Act protects the ability of the citizens to access information maintained by governmental bodies and obtain a more complete understanding of how their government works. 

Governmental Bodies

The Office of the Attorney General works to ensure governmental bodies in Texas remain open and accountable to the people they serve because open government elevates the public to their proper role as partners in leadership with governmental bodies.

How to Request Public Information

Requesting public information is simple. Here's what you need to know to make a successful Public Information Act request.

Responding to a Public Information Act Request

How to properly respond to a request for information.

What to Expect After a Rul­ing is Issued

Learn more about a governmental body's deadlines under the Public Information Act.

Open Records Decisions, Questions, and Letter Rulings

Search and review previous Attorney General decisions and rulings.

Open Government Conference

Join Us December 4th and 5th for our annual Open Government Conference.


December 4-5, 2018

Every year, the Office of the Attorney General’s Open Records Division hosts a two-day conference dedicated to the Public Information Act and Open Meetings Act. Presentations will cover a wide range of topics related to both statutes and include best practices, real world examples, and insights from experienced attorneys. There will also be opportunities for questions and answers.

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