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.
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.
Requesting public information is simple. Here's what you need to know to make a successful Public Information Act request.
How to properly respond to a request for information.
Learn more about a governmental body's deadlines under the Public Information Act.
Search and review previous Attorney General decisions and rulings.
The 86th Legislature made a number of significant changes to open government laws in Texas.Learn about Open Government Changes
The 2019 Legislative Session concluded in May and there are many new laws that impact open meetings and public information in Texas.
Our office has created an update page to help you understand these changes.
Do you need to take the Public Information Act Training? Here's what you need to know.
Do you need to take the Open Meetings Act Training? Here's what you need to know.