What are Open Records?
The Texas Public Information Act gives the public the right to request access to government information. You must submit your request in writing and seek records or information already in existence. Your request should include your name, phone number, email address and how you prefer to be contacted.
The act does not require GCHD to create new information, do legal research or answer questions. A request can be submitted by mail, e-mail, fax or hand-delivered. Fees may be assessed for copies of open records. GCHD will release the requested information as promptly as possible, unless the information is exempt from disclosure under the act.
How to Submit a Request
This form below is an Adobe Acrobat Reader fillable form. Using a different PDF viewer to fill out the form may result in incorrect information being sent. You may download a free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader at this link.
If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader and do not want to download it, you may print the form and choose one of the following options to submit it:
If you are using a smartphone or tablet, an app available at this link will allow you fill out, sign and submit a form.
- Online - Submit the request form online or e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Mail - Send the request form to Wendy Jones, Open Records Coordinator P.O. Box 939 La Marque TX 77568
- Fax - Submit the request form via fax to (409) 938-2243
- In-Person - We can help you submit a request form at 9850-A Emmett F. Lowry Expy, Suite A-108, Texas City TX 77590
Open record fees are available on our financial information page.