Burkburnett, Texas

Government

Public Information

The Texas Public Information Act gives you the right to access government records, and the staff member may not ask why you want them. Please find below a link to the Public Information Request Form. You may use the attached form, but are in no way required to use it - the only requirement is that the request is in writing. Please be as specific as possible and email the request to openrecordsrequest@burkburnett.org.

All government information is presumed to be available to the public, with certain exceptions. Governmental bodies shall release requested information as promptly as possible, unless the information is exempt from disclosure under the Public Information Act. The City of Burkburnett uses the rates established by the Office of the Attorney General to determine charges for copies of public records.

At the discretion of the staff member responding to a request, fees may be waived when there are a minimal number of responsive documents. If the cost of a request is expected to exceed $40, a staff member will send an estimate letter to the requester. The letter will include an itemized statement of any copying, personnel or mailing charges that will be incurred in fulfilling the request. Once the requester confirms that he or she agrees to the estimated costs, a staff member will begin compiling the records. If a requester does not respond within 10 days, the file will be closed.

Common Charges
Paper (single-sided, black and white, standard size) - $0.10 / page
Oversize paper, not including maps and photographs - $0.50 / page
CD - $1 each
Diskette - $1 each
Audio cassette - $1 each
VHS cassette - $2.50 each
DVD - $3 each

Labor Charges
Personnel time for locating, compiling and reproducing records (if less than 50 pages of paper copies are requested, no personnel costs are charged) - $15 / hour
Computer Programming - $28.50 / hour
Overhead - 20% of the personnel or programming charge

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Public Information Request Form

Public Information Request Form

Please find attached the Public Information Request Form. You may use the attached form, but are in no way required to use it - the only requirement is that the request is in writing. Please be as specific as possible and email the request to: openrecordsrequest@burkburnett.org.