Request Public Information
The city secretary is designated by the city’s Home Rule Charter as an agent of the Officer of Public Records (city manager) and serves as the city’s authority for releasing records in accordance with the procedures set for in the Public Information Act.City department heads are also designated as agents of the Officer of Public Records and are authorized to release their department’s records in accordance with the Public Information Act.
An Open Records Request Form is provided for your convenience. Please submit written requests for City documents by using one of the methods listed under Contact Us to the right of this paragraph.
The Texas Public Information Handbook, which provides information about Open Records laws in Texas, is available from on the Texas Attorney General website. The toll free Texas Attorney General Open Government Hotline is 877-OPEN-TEX or 877-673-6839.
Due to COVID-19, the City of Lake Jackson and the Police Department have reduced administrative staff levels to skeleton crews. Therefore, the City’s response to your request may take longer than normal. We will use our best efforts to respond to your request quickly. Thank you for your patience.
Information about how the Texas Attorney General has modified the Public Information Act response times due to COVID-19, go to https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/open-government/governmental-bodies/catastrophe-notice/update-calculation-business-days-and-covid-19.