Public Information Act

About the Public Information Act

Texas Government Code, Chapter 552, (“Public Information Act”) 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. However, certain exceptions (generally falling into two categories: Mandatory Exceptions and Discretionary Exceptions) may apply to the disclosure of the information. i.e. Some records (or portions of records) may not be released to Requestors.

Members of the public may obtain additional Public Information Act information and resources on the Texas Attorney General’s Open Government website.


Submit a Records Request


To request City records, please contact City Secretary Sonja Land using one of the methods listed below:
  • By online form
  • The official email address for public information requests is openrecords@cityofmesquite.com. You are encouraged to submit your records request by clicking on this link: online form. Once you have completed and "submitted" the form, the request is promptly emailed to the City Secretary's Office.
  • By mail to:
    P.O. Box 850137
    Mesquite, TX 75185-0137
  • By fax to 972-216-6469
  • In person at:
    1515 North Galloway Avenue
    Mesquite, TX 75185-0137

Open Government Resources

Office of the Texas Attorney General: Open Government Resources

Open Records Hotline:
(512) 463-2013 or Toll Free: (877) 673-6839

Open Government Cost Hotline: (512) 475-2497 or Toll Free: (888) 672-6787


The Office of the Attorney General of Texas Public Information Act Handbook 2020

Rights and Responsibilities:  Pursuant to Section 552.205 of the Public Information Act, the Officer for Public Information shall prominently display a sign, at one or more administrative offices, that contains basic information about rights and responsibilities under the Act.