Public Information Requests

The Texas Public Information Act Chapter 552, Texas Government Code, establishes requirements for governmental bodies to respond to written requests for access and/or reproduction of public information. The Texas Public Information Act does not require governmental bodies to create new information, perform legal research, or to answer questions. The request must ask for records or information already in existence. The City of Gainesville will not comply with a standing request for information to be collected or prepared in the future. Please be advised that there is a charge for copies of public information in accordance with state law.

How to Submit a Request

Because the Texas Public Information Act is only activated by a written request for documents, all requests for copies of City records must be in writing. Requests can be submitted in the following manner:

Mail: City Secretary, City of Gainesville, 200 S Rusk, Gainesville, TX 76240
In Person: City Secretary's Office, City of Gainesville Municipal Building, 200 S Rusk, Gainesville, TX 76240
Email: Please click the link for "Email" on the right of the page.
Online: Complete the online form to submit your request directly to the City Secretary.

A specific form is not required for submitting requests, but a PDF form is available for your convenience, should you wish to submit your request via mail, fax, in person, or email.