Public Information Requests

The Public Information Act

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

Governmental bodies are required to 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.

More detailed information on the Public Information Act may be found on the Office of Attorney General (OAG) website. If you have questions regarding the Public Information Act, please call the OAG's Open Government hotline at (512) 478-OPEN (6736) or (877) OPEN-TEX (673-6839).

Submitting a Request:

Requests must be submitted in writing. Only written requests trigger a governmental body's obligations under the Public Information Act. No specific form is required, but please include enough description and detail about the information requested to enable us to accurately identify and locate the information requested. Requests may be submitted as follows:

Mail:  Tamara Aronstein
  Public Information Officer
  Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
  P.O. Box 12788
  Austin, TX 78711
In Person:  1801 N. Congress Ave., Suite 12.200
  Austin, TX 78701

Cost of Copies

THECB uses the rules established by the Office of the Attorney General in determining the charges for providing copies of public information or for making public information available for inspection.

Inquiries should be directed to: