Access to Gov't Information

Access to Public Records in Texas

Note: This page covers information specific to Texas. For general information concerning access to government records see the Access to Government Records section of this guide.

You have a statutory right to inspect a vast number of Texas’ public records using the state's Public Information Act. See chapter 552, section 21 of the Texas Government Code, (Texas Gov’t Code). However, the act does not require a governmental body to comply with requests from incarcerated individuals or their agents. See Texas Gov’t Code § 552.028.

What Records Are Covered in Texas

What Government Bodies Are Covered


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