Public Information Request

  • Requests for public information, also known as open records requests, are simply requests for information that has been “collected, assembled, or maintained” by or for a governmental body. Texas Gov't Code, §552.002. 

    A requestor may request information by completing the form on this page, or by submitting a request via U.S. mail, email, fax, or in person:

    Harris County Department of Education 
    Attn.: Winford Adams
    Public Information and Policy Manager
    6300 Irvington Blvd. 
    Houston, TX 77022-5618 
    Fax: 713-696-0722 
    See the Frequently Asked Questions on this page for more information about public information requests.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is an "Open Records Request"? Is that the same as a "Request for Public Information"?

  • How do I obtain Public Information?

  • How must I phrase my request? Is there a special form that I must use?

  • Must I accept copies or may I inspect the information?

  • How much will I be charged? Will I be notified in advance?

  • What will the written notification contain?

  • What happens if I accept the charges but refuse to pay?

  • Will I get the information that I want?

  • How long will I have to wait for the information?