Public Information Request
Public Information Act Handbook
Any person wishing to inspect or receive a copy of public records maintained by the City of Weston must submit the request in writing to the above listed mailing or electronic mail addresses . Requests may also be made online by submitting the form provided below or by hand delivery to City Hall, 301 Main St, Weston TX. No verbal requests shall be accepted.
The Texas Public Information Act requires governmental agencies to make available for inspection and copying all information that is collected, assembled, or maintained by or for a governmental body if it owns or has a right of access to the information, except for information the Act exempts or prohibits from disclosure, according to Chapter 552 of the Texas Government Code.
Please be specific to avoid delays due to the need for clarification, or so that we may narrow the scope of the request to avoid unnecessary copies and research.
Under the Public Information Act, some categories of information do not have to be released.
Exceptions to disclosure fall into two general categories: 1) mandatory exceptions that make information
confidential and require a governmental body to withhold information, and 2) discretionary exceptions
that allow but do not require a governmental body to withhold information. You may find
information about mandatory and discretionary exceptions HERE.
In most instances, a governmental body is required to request a decision from the Attorney General in order to
withhold information from a requestor. However, a requestor may permit a governmental body to redact
information without requesting an Attorney General decision. You are not required to agree to the redaction of
any information responsive to your request, but doing so may streamline the handling of your request. If you
agree to redactions in this request, then you may request the redacted information in a future information request.
If the information requested is unclear or if a large amount of information is requested you may be contacted to discuss clarifying or narrowing your request. There may be charges associated with production of the requested information. You may find more information regarding the charges under the Public Information Act at http://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/open-government/governmental-bodies/charges-public-information.
You can find additional Public Information Act resources on the Office of the Attorney General's website at http://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/open-government.
Your Rights as a Requestor
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