The Public Information Act
Chapter 552, Texas Government Code, gives you the right to access government records. An officer for public information and the officer’s agent may not ask why you want the government records. All government information is presumed to be available to the public. Certain exceptions may apply to the disclosure of the 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. Additional information regarding the Public Information Act can be found on the Office of the Attorney General’s website.
Rights of Requestors
You have the right to:
Responsibilities of Governmental Bodies
All governmental bodies responding to information requests have the responsibility to:
Procedures to Obtain Information:
Information to be released
Cost of Records
Information that may be withheld due to an exception
1. Request an Attorney General opinion and state which exceptions apply;
2. Notify the requestor of the referral to the Attorney General; and
3. Notify third parties if the request involves their proprietary information.
To request information from this governmental body:
You may send your request in writing…
By mail to: Texas Pension Review Board | P.O. Box 13498 | Austin, TX 78711-3498
By e-mail to: [email protected]
By hand delivery to: Texas Pension Review Board | 300 West 15th Street, Suite 406 | Austin, TX 78701
Please note that requests for information sent via fax will no longer be accepted.
A request sent by email or mail must be sent to the Public Information Officer at the addresses listed above or the PRB is under no obligation to respond.
For complaints regarding failure to release public information please contact your local County or District Attorney. You may also contact the Office of the Attorney General’s Open Records Hotline, at 512-478-6736 or toll-free at 1-877-673-6839.For complaints regarding overcharges, please contact the Office of the Attorney General at 512-478-6736. If you need special accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please call (512) 463-1736 or Toll Free (800) 213-9425.