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 PUBLIC INFORMATION REQUEST FORM (below), but your 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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
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
NOTICE REGARDING CRASH REPORTS
Crash Reports (Texas Peace Officer’s Crash Report CR-3) are maintained by the Texas Department of Transportation, and their release is governed by Section 550.065 of the Texas Transportation Code.
Crash Reports can be obtained using any of these methods:
(1). Online purchase of accident reports generated on or after January 1, 2018, for $6.00 each per regular copy and $8.00 per certified copy through the Texas Department of Transportation: https://cris.dot.state.tx.us/public/purchase
(2). Purchase by mail through the Texas Department of Transportation website: http://txdot.gov/driver/laws/crash-reports.html Complete request form CR-91 and mail with required payment ($6.00 each per regular copy and $8.00 per certified copy) to the address shown on the form.
If you need technical assistance, please contact the Burkburnett Police Department between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. – Monday through Friday.
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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: email@example.com.