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.
The request must be in writing and must be addressed to the City of Sanger.
The City of Sanger is using a request system for Public Information Act requests. You will receive an email from JustFOIA with a request number and security key to access your request. (you may need to check your junk/spam folder for the automated email) - JustFOIA Request.
Make your request as clear and specific as possible, including a date range, so that the City can accurately identify and locate the items that you are requesting. If your request is unclear or very broad, the City may ask you to clarify or narrow your request.
All correspondence and the release of any responsive documents, if any, will be sent and received through the system.
An Accident/Crash Report can be obtained and paid for on the Texas Department of Transportation website. (Please allow at least 10 days from date of accident to locate your accident report)
Local Area Jail & Arrest Records - basic information can be obtained by searching the following websites:
Denton County Jail Search
City of Denton Police Department
Please note: If you file a Request for Public Information regarding an arrest/incident, the City will seek an Opinion from the Texas Attorney General to withhold law enforcement information from a pending law enforcement investigation or prosecution if the incident is still pending investigation. It can take up to 45 days to receive an Attorney General's Opinion.
Charges for Information
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:
You can find additional Public Information Act resources on the Office of the Attorney General’s website.
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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