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Open Records Request


The Act

The Texas Public Information Act (the “TPIA”) gives the public the right to request access to government information.

The TPIA is triggered when a person submits a written request to the City. The request must ask for information that is already in existence.

Making a Request

The Act does not require the City to create new information, compile data, do legal research, or answer questions. A request may be made in person or sent by fax or email.


Pursuant to State Law, subpoenas for criminal cases may be served via email. Civil case subpoenas must be served in person.

Form for Filing Request

Form Submission

You may either print and bring the form to the Shoreacres City Hall, 601 Shoreacres Blvd, TX 77571 or you may save it as a pdf file and email it to the City Secretary.