Information concerning the
Texas Public Information Act may be found at the Texas Attorney General’s
Open Government Section. We also include a
public posting of your rights regarding open records law in Texas.
The only legal requirement to submit an open records request is that it
must be in writing. We have posted an
online form for your convenience that can be filled out, and then emailed or faxed to us. Or, you can simply
submit an email, stating what record(s) you seek; please be as specific as possible in describing what you need:
Please read this
before filing an opens records request:
If you’re looking for
Court Records (Divorce, Civil, Criminal, Felony, Misdemeanor or Traffic Tickets) or
Police Records (Arrest reports, 911 calls, Jail Bookings, Traffic Accidents), please see the information and links below. This office does not have access to these records. You must go to the sources listed below.
Court Records of any type: This is not the place to request ANY kind of court record. Judicial (or court) records of
all types are typically open records, but do not fall under the guidelines of the
Texas Public Information Act. They are maintained and protected exclusively by the
District Clerk (for district court cases), the
County Clerk (for County Court at Law cases) and the
Justices of the Peace (for small claims, evictions, traffic cases, etc.) Judicial records must be requested and obtained from the clerks of these courts, not this office. Initial research to locate the proper court can be performed at our Courts & Cases indices in our
Online Services section.
Police/Arrest Records: This is not the place to request police records of any kind. Police records must also be requested from the law enforcement agency that generated the report --
not from this page. For example, reports by Collin County Sheriff’s Deputies should be requested from the
Collin County Sheriff’s Office; the same goes for records and reports created by
Plano police departments.
All other requests --
that is, other than court records or police reports -- can be filed by fax or email through the resources listed below.
- Fax: 972-548-4699
- Persons with additional questions may call our office at 972-548-4673 or 972-548-4772.