Public Information Requests

Texas Government Code, Chapter 552, gives you the right to access government records; and an officer for public information and 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.

The City of Rogers understands and supports the public's right to access the public records created and maintained by the City in the course of their normal business. It is the goal of the City to provide service in a transparent manner, which includes timely access to requested records in accordance with the Public Information Act (PIA).

What are Public Records?

“Public records” include any information that is collected, assembled, or maintained by or for a government entity. It includes information that is maintained in paper, tape, microfilm, video, electronic data held in a computer memory, as well as other mediums specified under law.

What is a public information request?

Is a request for public documents and records under Texas Public Information Act or, Govt. Code 552

How do I submit an Open Records Request?

The only legal requirement to submit a request is that it be in writing. 

A written request should: 

    • be very specific on the records being requested; 

    • please include mailing address, phone number, or other contact information to contact you regarding 

      your request. 

    • There is not a specific form required for submitting requests, but one is provided in the document center for your 


Requests may be submitted by any of the options below: 

You may use any sheet of paper and send your request by fax, by mail or bring your request to our office 

Fax #: 254-642-3102

Fax to: City Hall, City Administrator’s Office

RE:  Open Records Request                                                                                                                                   

Mail to: City Administrator’s Office

Attn:  City Administrator

PO Box 250, Rogers ,Texas 76569

In Person:

Come to the City Hall and submit your request to the City Administrator.

City Of Rogers - City Hall

City Administrator

2 W. Mesquite Ave

Rogers, Texas 76569

Citizens with additional questions please call our office at 254-642-3312