Public Information Requests

Former Name

This information was formerly known as Open Records Requests.

Accessing Government Records

Texas Government Code, Chapter 552, gives you the right to access government records; and an officer for public information or the officer's agent may not ask why you want them. All government information is presumed to be available to the public. Certain exceptions may apply to the disclosure of the information.

Releasing Information

Governmental bodies shall promptly release requested information that is not confidential by law, either constitutional, statutory, or by judicial decision, or information for which an exception to disclosure has not been sought.

Informational Resources

These links provide more information of your rights to request public information:
  • Texas Public Information - Made Easy, Office of the Attorney General, Texas
  • Public Information Act, Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Procedures to Obtain Information


    City of Crowley Public Information Request Form
    Public Information Request Exclusions
    Costs for Public Information Requests
    Public Information Act Pamphlet