Section 2: Public Information Act

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The Texas Public Information Act, formerly known as the Open Records Act, provides a mechanism for citizens to inspect or copy government records. The Act also allows for requesting permission to withhold information contained in governmental records from the public in certain instances, such as documents related to litigation. Governmental entities must respond promptly to information requests.

Refer to the Department’s Legal Manual for compliance requirements (internal access only).

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