Open Records Request
What is a Public Record?
The Texas Public Information Act is designed to give the public access to records in the possession of public agencies.
What is a Public Records Request?
A public records request is a request to either inspect or copy or both, public records pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act (ACT) which gives the public the right to request access to government information. The ACT is triggered when a person submits a written request. The person making the request is not required to identify himself/herself, or to provide information about the reason for the request or how the records will be used. The request must include information that will allow the governmental agency opportunity to contact the requestor to ask questions about the request in order to respond to the request fully and in a timely manner, and the request must be clear enough to enable the City to conduct a meaningful search. The City may ask questions about the request in order to respond to the request fully and in a timely manner. The City of Deer Park acknowledges that access to information is a fundamental and necessary right of every citizen of Deer Park.
Where can I request a Public Record?
Requests for public records may be submitted to one of the following:
- Police Department by email, by fax 281-479-4372, or in person (2911 Center Street)
Citizens may also submit Public Information Requests or Crash Report Requests
- Municipal Court by fax 281-478-7290, in person (1302 Center Street) or by submitting the online Public Records Request Form
- All other departments by fax 281-478-7217, in person (710 East San Augustine Street) or by submitting the online Public Records Request Form
Please note that the City does not have copies of birth or death certificates or marriage license or divorce decrees. Please contact Harris County main number 713-755-6438 for this information.
Some public records are already provided for the public on the City of Deer Park website and are immediately available for viewing and downloading.