Public Information Requests

The Public Information Act

Texas Government Code, Chapter 552 gives you the right to access government records; and an officer for public information and/or the officer's agent may not ask why you want them.

All government information is presumed to be available to the public. Certain exceptions may apply to the disclosure of the information. The Attorney General has provided answers to the most frequently asked questions about the Public Information Act.

Governmental bodies shall promptly release requested information that is not confidential by law, either constitutional, statutory, or by judicial decision, or information for which an exception to disclosure has not been sought.

Additional Information

For information about the procedures for inspecting or obtaining a copy of public information from the City of Vernon, please contact the City Secretary, at 940-552-2581.

All requests for public information should be submitted in writing to City Secretary.