Public Information Act
The Texas Public Information Act (the PIA and formerly the Open Records Act) allows the public the right to request access to non-confidential, governmental information. The PIA is codified in the Texas Government Code, Chapter 552. Under the PIA, all government information is presumed to be available to the public, however, certain exceptions may apply to the disclosure of information as some may be considered confidential by law.
The PIA is triggered when the Webb County District Attorney's Office receive a written request for information/records during normal business hours on non-holiday, regular workdays.
The request must ask for information that is already in existence. The PIA does not require the DA's Office to create new information, compile data, do legal research, or answer questions.
The role of the Public Information Officer is to provide the public with access to governmental records deemed public according to the Public Information Act.
If you wish to request records under the Texas Public Information Act, please refer to the following requirements and guidelines:
- Submit a request in writing by mail, fax, email or in person to the Public Information Officer. Telephone requests are not considered open records requests.
- Include enough description and details about the information requested to enable the office to accurately identify and locate the information requested.
- Provide contact information so that the requestor may be contacted with any questions or updates on said request.
- Cooperate with the governmental body's reasonable efforts to clarify the type or amount of information requested.
Please address all requests in writing:
U.S. Mail: Public Information Act Request
Attention: Yanira de Leon
Webb County District Attorney's Office
1110 Victoria Suite 401
Laredo, Texas 78040
Access a request form below: