The Public Information Act
According to the Texas Government Code, Chapter 552, known as the Public Information Act (the "Act"), the City of Dayton operates as a governing body and all information and records are subject to the Act. All government information is presumed to be available to the public. Exceptions may apply to the disclosure of certain information. The Act is triggered when a person submits a written request for information that is already in existence. The Act does not require the City to create new information, compile data, do legal research, or answer questions.
The City will respond to your request with either the records or some type of notification promptly or as soon as possible, but no later than the 10th business day.
Access Public Records
We make every effort to supply this information as quickly as possible. If the information cannot be produced for inspection or duplication within 10 business days after the request is made, the City of Dayton will certify in writing a reasonable time when the information will be made available. PLEASE NOTE: It is possible that requests sent by email could be blocked by the City's Firewall. If you do not receive a response to your request or some other form of communication about your request from the City within 10 business days of your request, please call the Office of the City Secretary at 936.258.2642 ext. 1117.
Access to public records may be obtained by submitting the appropriate Public Information Request form:
- Public Information Request Form - General
- Public Information Request Form - Court
- Public Information Request Form - Police