Public Information Request

What is the Public Information Act?

The Public Information Act, formerly known as the Open Records Act, is located at Chapter 552 of the Government Code. The Act provides a mechanism for citizens to inspect or copy government records. It also provides for instances in which governmental bodies wish to, or are required by law, to withhold government records from the public.

What types of records are subject to the Public Information Act?

Any information collected, assembled, or maintained by or for a governmental body is subject to the Public Information Act. The format (paper, electronic, microfilm, etc.) of the record does not affect its status as a public record.

How do I make a public information request?

Public information requests must be in writing and may be made by mail, email or fax. Requests should be addressed to Marilu A. Reyna, Director of Public Relations and Marketing. Please clearly label your request as "Public Information Request."

Mailing Address:
Jacquelyn Jimenez
Office of Business Affairs
One University Way
San Antonio, TX 78224
Fax: (210) 784-1149
Email: jacquelyn.jimenez@tamusa.tamus.edu

What should I say in my public information request?

Your request should be as specific as possible to enable the Public Information Officer to identify exactly what information you are requesting. You must provide a proper and complete mailing address for our response.