Under the Texas Public Information Act, you have the right to request documents from the city. The City of Bowie has designated the city secretary as its keeper of public records.
To obtain documents, you must submit a written request that includes enough information and detail about the information requested to enable the governmental body to accurately identify and locate the items requested. The written request shall be made by mail, fax, email, or in person. You are expected to cooperate with the governmental body’s reasonable efforts to clarify the type or amount of information requested as needed. Additionally, many archived documents are now available via this website.
Governmental Body’s Responsibilities
The Texas Public Information Act does not require a governmental body to create new information, do legal research, or answer questions. The request must ask for records or information already in existence. The governmental body has 10 business days to respond to the request. The governmental body may collect a fee as prescribed by law or regulation for the requested documents. If a fee is not prescribed by law or regulation, the fee shall be the actual cost of duplicating the record.
How to Submit Your Request
There is no specific form required for submitting requests, but an online form is provided for your convenience. You may submit your request via email, or by written document in person or by mail to the city secretary.