Public Information Request
How to Request Public Information
The Texas Public Information Act (“Act”), Chapter 552, Texas Government Code, gives you the right to request access to government information. The Act is triggered when a person submits a written request to a governmental body. The request must ask for documents or other information that is already in existence. The Act does not require a governmental body to answer questions, perform legal research, create new information, or comply with a continuing request to supply information on a periodic basis as such information is prepared in the future.
You can find additional Public Information Act resources on the Office of the Attorney General’s website.
All charges imposed for copies of, or access to information will comply with Chapter 70 of the Administrative Code.
Exceptions to the Act
The City believes in open government and strives to fulfill all open records requests. Although most government information is available to you, some exceptions exist. If an exception might apply and the City wishes to withhold the information, then the City generally must refer the matter to the Office of the Attorney General for a ruling on whether an exception applies. If the Office of the Attorney General rules that an exception applies, the City will not release the information. You may find information about mandatory and discretionary exceptions on the Attorney General's website.
Rights of Requestors
You have the right to:
Open Government Hotline: (512) 478-6736 or Toll Free: (877) 673-6839
Sanger, Texas City Hall
502 Elm St.
PO BOX 1729
Sanger, TX 76266
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