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Statutory Requirements
The statutory requirements that apply to governmental bodies that have received requests for public information can be found in the Public Information Act, which is codified at chapters 552 of the Government Code.

Resolution 16-21 - Adopting the provisions of Section 552.275 of Chamber 552 of the Texas Government Code and establishing a reasonable limit on the amount of time that personnel of the town are required to spend producing public information.

Record Requests Submittal Procedure
A request must be received in writing. Requests may be submitted by letter or by completing the Request for Public Information form. Chapter 552 of the Government Code allows the request to be sent via email. Emailed or faxed requests must be submitted to the Town Secretary. Requests for Police and Municipal Court records requests may be submitted directly to the Police Department records manager or Court Administrator. All requests must include (at least) a name and a way to contact the requestor (phone number, fax number, email address, or home address, etc.), and a detailed description of the information being sought.

Records may be provided to a requestor in person or by mail. Requests less than ten (10) pages may be faxed or scanned and emailed. It is the town's policy to provide records in the least expensive manner. If a request can be filled while the requestor waits, that is the best option.

Copies of Records
Charges for copies of public records shall be in accordance with Chapter 70 of the Texas Administrative Code.

Public document database
Searchable public documents including archived agendas, minutes, ordinances and resolutions for the Town of Westlake and Westlake Academy.