Open Records Request

 

Open Records Request for Information under Texas Public Information Act

The Texas Public Information Act allows the public the right of access to government information. All persons who request information must do so in writing, submitting a written request that includes enough description and details of the information you are requesting, allowing the governmental body to accurately identify and locate the items which you are requesting. The request must be for records or information that already exists. The Public Information Act does not require a governmental body to create new records, perform legal research, or to answer questions. The requestor may ask to inspect records, obtain copies of records, or both. Although most government information is available under the Act, some exceptions exist.

 

Written requests submitted under the Texas Public Information Act may be submitted by this form, mail, fax, or in person to the following:

Public Information Officer
Denton Central Appraisal District
3911 Morse Street
Denton, Texas 76208

Charges for Copies of Public Information

Additional postage charges may apply

 

Paper Copies
Standard Size Copies (8 ½ x 11): $0.10/each
 
Oversize Paper Copies
Large Size Copies (11 x 17 or larger): $0.50/each
 
Property Cards
Homestead Property Card(s) at no charge to owner
 
ARB Hearing on Audio CD
$1.00 each
 
Plat Copies
Paper Copy (8 ½ x 11) Black/White: $0.25/each Color: $0.50/each
 
Electronic Data Requests
Computer Programming Time: $28.50/hr
Research/Personnel: $15.00/hr
Overhead Charges: 20% of labor charges

For Requests totaling over $100 a deposit may be required in advance.


*Many of our appraisal reports as well as GIS Data Extract files are available for download on our website.*

  • All requests for Public Information must be in writing to protect the rights of the requestor as well as the rights of the District.
  • Requests for Public Information are processed in the order they are received and will receive a response within ten business days. The day for processing starts on the first business day after the day it was received. Weekends and holidays are not counted as business days.
  • Certain records are deemed confidential according to the Texas Property Tax Code and the Public Information Act and will be withheld from release. Residential and Commercial sales data provided by private entities is no longer available to the public. However, this information may be disclosed to property owners or their agents for use at their protest hearings once a formal protest has been filed.