Open Records

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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.

Open record fees are available on our financial information page.

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