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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 (PIA) request.

Open Records Decisions, Questions, and Letter Rulings

Search and review previous Attorney General decisions and rulings.

Charges for Public Information

How to properly assess costs for responding to a PIA request.

Complaints Overview

How to properly address complaints.

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