All records held by a governmental body are presumed to be public*:
“The people, in delegating authority, do not give their public servants the right to decide what is good for the people to know and what is not good for them to know. The people insist on remaining informed so that they may retain control over the instruments they have created.” – preamble to the Texas Public Information Act.
*In some cases, exceptions may apply
Your Rights as a Requestor
Most information created by the City of Victoria is public information, and available for review by the public. This includes any information that is written, produced, collected, assembled, or maintained under a law or ordinance or in connection with the transaction of official business by the City of Victoria.
To request public information, please submit a written request to the City. The City Attorney’s office provides the webform below for your convenience.
More information on requesting public information, the Texas Public Information Act, exceptions to the Act, complaint procedures, and cost rules may be found on the Office of the Attorney General of Texas website.
To make a new report or request:
- Click Create.
- Fill in the form details.
- Click Submit.
After the form is submitted you will receive a Tracking Number. Keep your tracking number handy so that you can review the status at a later time.
To review the status of your submission:
- Enter in your Email Address.
- Enter in the Tracking Number.
- Click View Item.