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Open Records Request Instructions



The Public Information Act


Texas Government Code, Chapter 552, gives you the right to access government records; and an officer for public information or the officer’s agent may not ask why you want them. All government information is presumed to be available to the public.  Certain exceptions may apply to the disclosure of the information. Governmental bodies shall promptly release requested information that is not confidential by law, either constitutional, statutory, or by judicial decision, or information for which an exception to disclosure has not been sought.


Instructions for Open Records Request


  1. View the entire Public Information Act document in  English or Español
  2. Attorney General of Texas Open Government Link
  3. Complete the Open Records Request Form - PDF / WORD
  4.   Send completed form to:


By mail:

 City Secretary

 P.O. Box 427

 Bastrop, Texas 78602

By email:

In person:


 1311 Chestnut Street

 Bastrop, Texas  78602









The Mission of the City of Bastrop is to continuously strive to provide innovative and proactive services that enhance our authentic way of life to achieve our vision.