Public Information Requests

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The Texas Public Information Act (the "Act") gives the public the right to request access to government records.  The Act is triggered when a person submits a written request to the City, and is for information that is already in existence. The Act does not require the City to create new information, compile data, do legal research, or answer questions.  The City will respond to your request with either the records or some type of notification promptly or as soon as possible, but no later than the 10th business day.

Please note that accident reports are not subject to the Act, and must be requested directly from the Baytown Police Department. Judicial records are also not subject to the Act, and must be requested directly from the Baytown Municipal Court.  Also at no costs, building permit information is accessible online at eGOV PLUS and meeting agenda packets and minutes are available online from 2007 to the present.

All other request, must be filed with the City's Public Information Officer (the City Clerk) through any of the following: by using the online program below; filing a public information request form in person or mail at 2401 Market Street, Baytown, Texas 77520, or via fax at 281-420-5891; or emailing

For more information regarding the City's Public Information Policy and Process, please contact the City Clerk's Office at 281-420-6504, ext. 8137.