Public Information / Open Record Procedures

The Public Information Act

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.

Rights of Requestors

You have the right to:

Responsibilities of Governmental Bodies

All governmental bodies responding to information requests have the responsibility to:

Procedures to Obtain Information

  1. Submit a request by mail, fax, email or in person according to a governmental body's reasonable procedures.
  2. Include enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the governmental body to accurately identify and locate the information requested.
  3. Cooperate with the governmental body's reasonable efforts to clarify the type or amount of information requested.
A. Information to be released
B. Cost of Records
C. Information that may be withheld due to an exception

TAMUS Regulations

For Tarleton State University Public Information/Open Record Procedures, please view the following Texas A&M University System Regulations:

Request Info

Some information is publicly available at Texan Facts.

To request information from this governmental body, please contact:

By mail:

Ms. Vickie Swam
Director for University Compliance
Tarleton State University
Box T-0110
Stephenville, Texas 76402

By e-mail to:

openrecords@tarleton.edu

By fax:

254-968-9680

In person at:

Administration Building, Room 218

Special Accommodations

If you need special accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact our ADA coordinator:

Ms. Trina Geye
geye@tarleton.edu
254-968-9400

Complaints

For complaints regarding failure to release public information please contact your local County or District Attorney. Please ask and you will be provided with this information.

You may also contact the Office of the Attorney General, Open Government Hotline, at 512-478-6736 or tool-free at 1-877-673-6839.

For complaints regarding overcharges, please contact the Office of the Attorney General's Cost Rules Administrator at 512-475-2497.

Public Info Officers

Texas A&M University System is dedicated to the principles of open government and will strive to ensure compliance as set forth by the Texas Public Information Act.

System Offices

R. Brooks Moore
Assistant General Counsel
Campus Mail Stop 1230
John B. Connally Building
301 Tarrow, 6th Floor
College Station, TX 77845-3424
(979) 458-6120
(979) 458-6150 -facsimile
Public-Information@tamu.edu