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Request for Public Information



The City Attorney's Office oversees requests for public information.  The City has up to ten (10) business days in which to respond to your request, pursuant to the Public Information Act, but will make every effort to process your request as soon as possible following receipt.

Mail request to:

City Attorney's Office
P.O. Box 60
Abilene, Texas 79604

Fax request to:

City Attorney's Office
(325) 676-6439


Online request to:

Then select "Public Information Request" from the list
Bring request
"in person" to:

City Attorney's Office
555 Walnut Street, Rm. 211
Abilene, Texas 79601

Information to be included in your request

  • Requestor's Name
  • Requestor's Address
  • Requestor's Email Address
  • Requestor's Telephone Number
  • Date of Request
  • Date of the incident or document in question for which
    you seek information
  • The specific name of the business or individual you are
    seeking information about. If you do not have specific information
    then explain the facts surrounding your request that will help us
    to narrow the scope of the search.
  • Where you would like your response sent

Required Itemized Estimate of Charges

Pursuant to the Public Information Act, Tex. Gov't Code Chapter 522.2615, if a request for a copy of public information will result in the imposition of a charge that exceeds $40.00, or a request to inspect a paper record will result in the imposition of a charge under 552.271 that exceeds $40.00, the governmental body shall provide the requestor with a written itemized statement that details all estimated charges that will be imposed, including any allowable charges for labor or personnel costs. If an alternative less costly method of viewing the records is available, the statement must include a notice that the requestor may contact the governmental body regarding the alternative method.

The basic charge for copies of public information is currently $.10 cents per page, $3.00 per DVD, and $1.00 per CD. Voluminous requests may also result in personnel costs, currently a flat rate of $15.00 per hour, and overhead, charged at 20% of the total personnel costs for the request. The Office of the Attorney General has published a handbook interpreting the Texas Public Information Act. This handbook may be accessed on-line at http://www.oag.state.tx.us/open/publications_og.shtml