Public Information Requests

Texas Government Code, Chapter 552 known as the Public Information Act (the “Public Information Act” or the “Act”) gives the public the right to request access to government information. The Act is triggered when a person submits a written request to a governmental
body. The request must ask for records or information already in existence. The Act does not require a governmental body to create new information, to do legal research, or to answer questions. In preparing a request, a person may want to ask the governmental body what information is available.

A person may ask to view the information, get copies of the information, or both. If a request is for copies of information, the governmental body may charge for the copies. If a request is only for an opportunity to inspect information, then usually the governmental body may not impose a charge on the requestor. However, under certain limited circumstances a governmental body may impose a charge for access to information. All charges imposed by a governmental body for copies or for access to information must comply with the rules prescribed by the Office of the Attorney General (“OAG”), unless another statute authorizes a governmental body to set its own charges

~Adapted from Public Information Act 2018 Handbook published by the Texas Attorney General’s Office


How to Make a Request


Requests for public information can be made by sending an email to the City Secretary's Office or by submitting a Public Information Access Form (PDF). The form may also be:
  • Faxed: 817-952-2103
  • Hand delivered to City Hall Building A
  • Mailed
    Attention City Secretary
    2000 Forest Ridge Drive
    Bedford, TX 76021
Please be as specific as possible as to the records you are requesting.

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requently Requested Reports


Building Permit Records


On requests for building permits, please be specific on the type(s) of permits needed. View a list of building permit types (PDF).

Police/Code Compliance Records

For any police and/or code compliance open records requests, please email Police Department Records, or for further assistance, contact the Bedford Police Records Division at 817-952-2425.