Texas Government Code, Chapter 552, gives you the right to access government records. 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 Alvin has established guidelines in accordance with the Public Information Act to ensure that all records in the possession of and pertaining to the operation of the governmental body are available to the public through a systematic and centralized process. In accordance with the Texas Public Information Act, fees may be associated with this request. Should charges exceed $40, the City Alvin will provide the requestor with a written itemized statement of estimated charges before any work is undertaken.
The City Secretary has the authority for releasing records in accordance with the Public Information Act, with the exception of the Municipal Court, and Police Department records.