Public Information Act Requests

The Act
The Texas Public Information Act (the "TPIA") gives the public the right to request access to government information.

Making a Request
The TPIA is triggered when a person submits a written request to the City. The request must ask for information that is already in existence.

The Act does not require the City to create new information, compile data, do legal research, or answer questions. A request should be sent to the City department that has the information. A request sent by fax or email must be sent to the proper custodian of the information.

Requests of email data shall be initiated with each City Department. This is in compliance with the Administrative Procedure 2.9 (.pdf).  


DEPT. / Category SubCategory Contact Link
311 Service Requests, Copies of   araopenrecordsrequest@houstontx.gov
911 Record Information   Houston Emergency Center
Accident Reports   Police
ADMIN. AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS Bite Cases BARCopenrecordsrequest@houstontx.gov
ADMIN. AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS Parking Violation Documents araopenrecordsrequest@houstontx.gov
ADMIN. AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS Franchise Agreements and Permit Information araopenrecordsrequest@houstontx.gov
Air Pollution Reports   Health (Environment)
Animal Bite Cases   BARCopenrecordsrequest@houstontx.gov
Annual Budget    finopenrecordsrequest@houstontx.gov
Annual Financial Reports   City Controller
Anti-Gang Office   Neighborhoods
Arrest Records   Police
AVIATION DEPARTMENT Construction Aviation
AVIATION DEPARTMENT Contracts Aviation
AVIATION DEPARTMENT Designs Aviation
AVIATION DEPARTMENT Ellington Field Aviation
AVIATION DEPARTMENT George Bush International Airport Aviation
AVIATION DEPARTMENT Incidents/Accidents Aviation
AVIATION DEPARTMENT Lease Agreements Aviation
AVIATION DEPARTMENT Management Aviation
AVIATION DEPARTMENT Operations Aviation
AVIATION DEPARTMENT Planning Aviation
AVIATION DEPARTMENT Property Acquisitions Aviation
AVIATION DEPARTMENT Property Appraisals Aviation
AVIATION DEPARTMENT Property Improvement Plan Aviation
AVIATION DEPARTMENT Property Sales Aviation
AVIATION DEPARTMENT William P. Hobby Airport Aviation
Bid Specifications   finopenrecordsrequest@houstontx.gov
Bids for City Projects   City Secretary
Bite Cases   BARCopenrecordsrequest@houstontx.gov
Building Line Areas   Planning and Development
Building and Fire Code Excerpts   City Secretary
Building and Standards Commission   Neighborhoods
Building Code Violations   Public Works
Building Design and Construction Documents for City Owned Facilities   General Services
Building Permits   Public Works
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY, OFFICE OF MWBE Program Information Office of Business Opportunity
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY, OFFICE OF Contract Compliance Information Office of Business Opportunity
Call for Service Reports   Police
Campaign and Expenditure Reports   City Secretary
Capital Improvement Plan   Public Works
Citizen's Assistance Office (Mayor's)   Neighborhoods
CITY CONTROLLER Contract Records City Controller
CITY CONTROLLER Annual Financial Reports City Controller
CITY CONTROLLER Monthly financial and Operating Reports City Controller
CITY CONTROLLER Payment Information (Checks, Payment Vouchers) City Controller
CITY CONTROLLER Quarterly Investment Reports City Controller
CITY CONTROLLER Investment Information (City of Houston) City Controller
CITY COUNCIL Citizen Correspondence City Council
CITY COUNCIL Committee Meetings City Council
CITY SECRETARY City Council Minutes City Secretary
CITY SECRETARY City Council Agendas City Secretary
CITY SECRETARY City Council Motions City Secretary
CITY SECRETARY City Council Ordinances City Secretary
CITY SECRETARY City Council Resolutions City Secretary
CITY SECRETARY Campaign and Expenditure Reports City Secretary
CITY SECRETARY Election Results City Secretary
CITY SECRETARY Bids for City Projects City Secretary
CITY SECRETARY Building and Fire Code Excerpts City Secretary
City Workforce Data   Human Resources (General)
Civil Service Commission Documents and Records   Human Resources (General)
Clearance Letters   Municipal Courts (Documents)
Community Development Block Grant   Housing
Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER)   Housing
Consolidated Plan    Housing
Contract Compliance Information   Office of Business Opportunity
Contract Records   City Controller
Court Case Documents (Traffic and other Municipal Code Violations), Certified Copies of ...   Municipal Courts (Documents)
Crime Reports   Police
Criminal History Reports   Police
Dangerous Buildings   Neighborhoods
Dangerous Buildings Building and Standards Commission Panel Hearing Administrative Procedures Neighborhoods
Dangerous Buildings Building and Standards Commission Panel Hearings Neighborhoods
Dangerous Buildings Dangerous Buildings Administrative Hearings Neighborhoods
Dangerous Buildings Dangerous Buildings Administrative Orders Neighborhoods
Dangerous Buildings Emergency Corrective Action Administrative Orders Neighborhoods
Dangerous Buildings Emergency Corrective Action Hearings Neighborhoods
Dangerous Buildings Lien Assessment Review Neighborhoods
Dangerous Buildings Violation Notices Neighborhoods
Economic Development   Mayor's Office
Education Initiatives Office   Mayor's Office
Election Results   City Secretary
Ellington Field   Aviation
Emergency Record Information   Houston Emergency Center
Emergency Medical Service Records (EMS) or Fire Records, Citizen requesting their own   Fire (Personal EMS)
Executive Orders   Human Resources (General)
Facilities Management and Maintenance Documents for City Owned Facilities   General Services
Fair Housing   Housing
Federally Funded Support Services   Housing
FINANCE DEPARTMENT Annual Budget  finopenrecordsrequest@houstontx.gov
FINANCE DEPARTMENT Public Finance finopenrecordsrequest@houstontx.gov
FINANCE DEPARTMENT Monthly Financial and Operating Reports finopenrecordsrequest@houstontx.gov
FINANCE DEPARTMENT Purchasing and Contact Information finopenrecordsrequest@houstontx.gov
FINANCE DEPARTMENT Bid Specifications finopenrecordsrequest@houstontx.gov
FIRE DEPARTMENT Fire Code Information Fire (Records)
FIRE DEPARTMENT Fire Personnel Information Fire (Records)
FIRE DEPARTMENT Hazardous Material Information Fire (Records)
FIRE DEPARTMENT EMS or Fire Records, Citizen requesting their own Fire (Personal EMS)
FIRE DEPARTMENT Media Requesting Fire Department Information Fire (Media)
FIRE DEPARTMENT Non-Media Fire Department Information hfdemsrec@houstontx.gov
FLEET MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT Fleet Inquiries/Requests for Information Fleet Management
FLEET MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT Fleet Management Information Fleet Management
Food Establishment Reports   Health (Food)
Franchise Agreements and Permit Information   araopenrecordsrequest@houstontx.gov
GENERAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT Building Design and Construction Documents for City Owned Facilities General Services
GENERAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT Facilities Management and Maintenance Documents for City Owned Facilities General Services
GENERAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT Real Estate Documents for Vertical Construction of City Owned or Leased Facilities Only General Services
Geographic Information Systems   Planning and Development
George Bush International Airport   Aviation
Graffiti   Neighborhoods
Hazardous Material Information   Fire (Records)
Hazardous, Medical and Liquid Waste Reports   Health (Environment)
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DEPT. Air Pollution Reports Health (Environment)
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DEPT. Food Establishment Reports Health (Food)
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DEPT. Hazardous, Medical and Liquid Waste Reports Health (Environment)
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DEPT. Media Requesting Health Department Information Health (Media)
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DEPT. Occupational Health Reports Health (Environment)
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DEPT. Surface Water Pollution Reports Health (Environment)
HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEV. DEPT. Community Development Block Grant Housing
HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEV. DEPT. Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) Housing
HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEV. DEPT. Consolidated Plan  Housing
HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEV. DEPT. Fair Housing Housing
HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEV. DEPT. Federally Funded Support Services Housing
HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEV. DEPT. Home Repair Program Housing
HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEV. DEPT. Homebuyer Assistance Programs Housing
HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEV. DEPT. Homelessness Housing
HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEV. DEPT. Housing Opportunities for Persons With Aids (HOPWA) Housing
HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEV. DEPT. Houston HOPE Housing
HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEV. DEPT. Land Assemblage Program Housing
HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEV. DEPT. Multifamily Housing Programs Housing
HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEV. DEPT. Municipal Public/Private Partnership Projects Housing
HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEV. DEPT. Proposals and Applications for Federally Funded Projects Housing
HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEV. DEPT. Workforce Housing Housing
HOUSTON EMERGENCY CENTER 911 Record Information Houston Emergency Center
HOUSTON EMERGENCY CENTER Emergency Record Information Houston Emergency Center
HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT City Workforce Human Resources (General)
HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT Civil Service Commission Documents and Records Human Resources (General)
HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT Executive Orders Human Resources (General)
HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT Grievances Human Resources (General)
HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT Human Resources Department Information Human Resources (Media)
HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT Personnel Files Human Resources (General)
HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT Policies and Procedures Human Resources (General)
Historic Preservation   Planning and Development
Home Repair Program   Housing
Homebuyer Assistance Programs   Housing
Homelessness   Housing
Housing Opportunities for Persons With Aids (HOPWA)   Housing
Houston Airport System   Aviation
Houston HOPE   Housing
Incident and Offense Reports   Police
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT Media Requesting Information Technology Information Information Technology
Infrastructure Construction   Public Works
Inspections and Public Service   Neighborhoods
Inspections and Public Service Administrative Hearing Procedures – Building & Standards Commission Panel Hearings Neighborhoods
Inspections and Public Service Administrative Hearing Procedures – Hearings Before Hearing Officer Neighborhoods
Inspections and Public Service Audio/Video CDs – Dangerous Buildings Administrative Hearings Neighborhoods
Inspections and Public Service Application for Extension - Expired Dangerous Building Administrative Orders Neighborhoods
Inspections and Public Service Application for Release of Hearing Order Documents Neighborhoods
Inspections and Public Service Building & Standards Commission Members Roster Neighborhoods
Inspections and Public Service Early Placement and Improper Storage of Garbage Collection Containers Neighborhoods
Inspections and Public Service Emergency Corrective Action Administrative Orders Neighborhoods
Inspections and Public Service Extension Approval Letters Neighborhoods
Inspections and Public Service Hearing Order Documents Neighborhoods
Inspections and Public Service Lien Assessment Review Applications Neighborhoods
Inspections and Public Service Lien Assessment Review Responses Neighborhoods
Inspections and Public Service Notice of Violation Neighborhoods
Inspections and Public Service Notice of Emergency Corrective Action Hearings Neighborhoods
Inspections and Public Service Signs Illegally Placed on City Property and Right of Way Neighborhoods
International Communities   Neighborhoods
Investment Information (City of Houston)   City Controller
Junk Vehicles   Neighborhoods
Land Assemblage Program   Housing
Leadership Institute   Planning and Development
LEGAL DEPARTMENT Legal Documents Legal
LEGAL DEPARTMENT Media Requesting Legal Department Information Legal
LIBRARY DEPARTMENT Library Contracts Library
LIBRARY DEPARTMENT Library Policies and Procedures Library
LIBRARY DEPARTMENT Media Requesting Library Department Information Library
Lien Assessment Reviews   Neighborhoods
MAYOR'S OFFICE Statements from the Mayor Mayor's Office
MAYOR'S OFFICE Media Requesting Mayor's Office Information Mayor's Office
MAYOR'S OFFICE Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones Mayor's Office
MAYOR'S OFFICE Economic Development Mayor's Office
MAYOR'S OFFICE Education Initiatives Office Mayor's Office
MAYOR'S OFFICE People with Disabilities Office Mayor's Office
Media Requesting ... Fire Department Information Fire (Media)
Media Requesting ... Fleet Management Information Fleet Management
Media Requesting ... Health Department Information Health (Media)
Media Requesting ... Human Resources Department Information Human Resources (Media)
Media Requesting ... Information Technology Information Information Technology
Media Requesting ... Legal Department Information Legal
Media Requesting ... Library Department Information Library
Media Requesting ... Mayor's Office Information Mayor's Office
Media Requesting ... Municipal Court Information Municipal Courts (Media)
Media Requesting ... Park Department Information Parks and Recreation
Media Requesting ... Planning Department Information Planning and Development
Media Requesting ... Police Department Information Police
Media Requesting ... Public Works Department Information Public Works
Media Requesting ... Solid Waste Department Information Solid Waste Management
Minimum Lot Size   Planning and Development
Monthly Financial and Operating Reports   City Controller
Monthly Financial and Operating Reports   finopenrecordsrequest@houstontx.gov
Multifamily Housing Programs   Housing
MUNICIPAL COURTS Clearance Letters Municipal Courts (Documents)
MUNICIPAL COURTS Court Case Documents, Certified Copies of  (Traffic and other Municipal Code Violations) Municipal Courts (Documents)
MUNICIPAL COURTS Media Requesting Municipal Court Information Municipal Courts (Media)
MUNICIPAL COURTS Statistical and other data as specified by the requestor in Writing Municipal Courts (Documents)
Municipal Public/Private Partnership Projects   Housing
MWBE Program Information   Office of Business Opportunity
NEIGHBORHOODS DEPARTMENT Anti-Gang Office Neighborhoods
NEIGHBORHOODS DEPARTMENT Citizen's Assistance Office (Mayor's) Neighborhoods
NEIGHBORHOODS DEPARTMENT Dangerous Buildings Neighborhoods
NEIGHBORHOODS DEPARTMENT Graffiti Neighborhoods
NEIGHBORHOODS DEPARTMENT Inspections & Public Service Neighborhoods
NEIGHBORHOODS DEPARTMENT Administrative Hearing Procedures – Building & Standards Commission Panel Hearings Neighborhoods
NEIGHBORHOODS DEPARTMENT Administrative Hearing Procedures – Hearings Before Hearing Officer Neighborhoods
NEIGHBORHOODS DEPARTMENT Audio/Video CDs – Dangerous Buildings Administrative Hearings Neighborhoods
NEIGHBORHOODS DEPARTMENT Application for Extension - Expired Dangerous Building Administrative Orders Neighborhoods
NEIGHBORHOODS DEPARTMENT Application for Release of Hearing Order Documents Neighborhoods
NEIGHBORHOODS DEPARTMENT Building & Standards Commission Members Roster Neighborhoods
NEIGHBORHOODS DEPARTMENT Emergency Corrective Action Administrative Orders Neighborhoods
NEIGHBORHOODS DEPARTMENT Extension Approval Letters Neighborhoods
NEIGHBORHOODS DEPARTMENT Hearing Order Documents Neighborhoods
NEIGHBORHOODS DEPARTMENT Lien Assessment Review Applications Neighborhoods
NEIGHBORHOODS DEPARTMENT Lien Assessment Review Responses Neighborhoods
NEIGHBORHOODS DEPARTMENT Notice of Violation Neighborhoods
NEIGHBORHOODS DEPARTMENT Notice of Emergency Corrective Action Hearings Neighborhoods
NEIGHBORHOODS DEPARTMENT International Communities Neighborhoods
NEIGHBORHOODS DEPARTMENT Junk Vehicles Neighborhoods
NEIGHBORHOODS DEPARTMENT Nuisances on Private Property Neighborhoods
NEIGHBORHOODS DEPARTMENT Open Vacant Buildings Neighborhoods
NEIGHBORHOODS DEPARTMENT Volunteer Initiatives Program Neighborhoods
NEIGHBORHOODS DEPARTMENT Weeded Lots Neighborhoods
Neighborhood Traffic Projects, Speed Humps   Public Works
Occupancy Records   Public Works
Occupational Health Reports   Health (Environment)
Official Inquiries/Requests   Municipal Courts (Media)
Open Vacant Buildings   Neighborhoods
Parking Ticket Documents   araopenrecordsrequest@houstontx.gov
PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT Capital Improvement Projects Parks and Recreation
PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT Issues Parks and Recreation
PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT Master Plan Parks and Recreation
PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT Media Requesting Park Department Information Parks and Recreation
PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT Property and Facilities Maintenance  Parks and Recreation
Payment Information (Checks, Payment Vouchers)   City Controller
Payroll Information   araopenrecordsrequest@houstontx.gov
People with Disabilities Office   Mayor's Office
Permits Building Permit Public Works
Permits Burglar or Panic Alarm Permit Fire
Permits Commercial Permit araopenrecordsrequest@houstontx.gov
Permits Concealed Handgun Permit Police
Permits Dumpster Permit Solid Waste Management
Permits Food Permit Health (Food)
Permits Hazardous Material Permit Fire
Permits Sound Permit araopenrecordsrequest@houstontx.gov
Personnel Files   Human Resources (General)
PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT Building Line Areas Planning and Development
PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT Geographic Information Systems Planning and Development
PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT Historic Preservation Planning and Development
PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT Leadership Institute Planning and Development
PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT Media Requesting Planning Department Information Planning and Development
PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT Minimum Lot Size Planning and Development
PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT Planning Commission Planning and Development
PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT Plat Information Planning and Development
PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT Subdivision Information Planning and Development
PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT Super Neighborhoods Planning and Development
POLICE DEPARTMENT Accident Reports Police
POLICE DEPARTMENT Arrest Records Police
POLICE DEPARTMENT Call for Service Reports Police
POLICE DEPARTMENT Crime Reports Police
POLICE DEPARTMENT Criminal History Reports Police
POLICE DEPARTMENT Incident and Offense Reports Police
POLICE DEPARTMENT Media Requesting Police Department Information Police
Policies and Procedures   Human Resources (General)
Proposals and Applications for Federally Funded Projects   Housing
Public Finance   finopenrecordsrequest@houstontx.gov
PUBLIC WORKS Building Code Violations Public Works
PUBLIC WORKS Building Permits Public Works
PUBLIC WORKS Capital Improvement Plan Public Works
PUBLIC WORKS Infrastructure Construction Public Works
PUBLIC WORKS Media Requesting Public Works Department Information Public Works
PUBLIC WORKS Neighborhood Traffic Projects, Speed Humps Public Works
PUBLIC WORKS Occupancy Records Public Works
PUBLIC WORKS Real Estate Acquisitions and Sales, Appraisals Public Works
PUBLIC WORKS Speed Limit/Speed Zone Studies Public Works
PUBLIC WORKS Traffic Signal Timing and Maintenance Public Works
PUBLIC WORKS Utility Maintenance (Water and Wastewater) Public Works
Purchasing and Contact Information   finopenrecordsrequest@houstontx.gov
Quarterly Investment Reports   City Controller
Real Estate Acquisitions and Sales, Appraisals   Public Works
Recreation and Community Center Programs and Facilities   Parks and Recreation
Recycling Program   Solid Waste Management
SOLID WASTE MGMT DEPARTMENT Media Requesting Solid Waste Department Information Solid Waste Management
SOLID WASTE MGMT DEPARTMENT Solid Waste Services Solid Waste Management
SOLID WASTE MGMT DEPARTMENT Recycling Program Solid Waste Management
SOLID WASTE MGMT DEPARTMENT Solid Waste Service Schedule Solid Waste Management
Speed Limit/Speed Zone Studies   Public Works
Statements from the Mayor   Mayor's Office
Statistical and other Data as specified by the Requestor in Writing   Municipal Courts (Documents)
Subdivision Information   Planning and Development
Super Neighborhoods   Neighborhoods
Surface Water Pollution Reports   Health (Environment)
Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones   Mayor's Office
Traffic Signal Timing and Maintenance   Public Works
Utility Maintenance (Water and Wastewater)   Public Works
Volunteer Initiatives Program   Neighborhoods
Water and Wastewater Maintenance   Public Works
Weeded Lots   Neighborhoods
William P. Hobby Airport   Aviation
Workforce Housing   Housing

See City of Houston Department Public Information Contacts below.

All requests must provide a return mailing address.

 ADMINISTRATION AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS

Francis X. Carmody
Deputy Director
Administration and Regulatory Affairs
611 Walker, 5th Floor
Houston, Texas 77002

Alternate Contacts: Tam Nguyen (832.393.8538) and
Linda Garrison (832.393.8543)

Office: 832.395.9390
araopenrecordsrequest@houstontx.gov

  • Franchise Agreements and Permit Information
  • 311 Service Requests, copies
  • Parking Violation (ticket) Documents
  • Payroll Information
  • Commercial Permits
  • Sound Permits

ARA - Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care
3200 Carr
Houston, TX 77026
Office: 713.837.9597
FAX: 832.393.8539

Tonia Brown -- tonia.brown@houstontx.gov
Administrative Assistant
611 Walker, 5th Floor
832.393.8541

Alternate Contact:
Bobbie Darden -- bobbie.darden@houstontx.gov
Administrative Manager
Houston, TX 77002
Office: 832.395.9382
FAX: 832.395.9405
311BARCPIR@houstontx.gov 

  • BARC - General Information
  • Bite Cases
 AVIATION
Janice Robinson
TPIA Coordination
P.O. Box 60106
Houston, TX 77205-0106
281.233.1768
(FAX) 281.233.1859
has.tpia@houstontx.gov
Documents relating to airport Management, Operations, Planning, Designs, Construction, Property Acquisitions, Property Sales, Property Appraisals, Capital Improvement Plan, Contracts, Leases, & Agreements, Incidents and Accidents at:
  • George Bush International Airport
  • William P. Hobby Airport
  • Ellington Field
  • Houston Airport System
 CITY CONTROLLER

Max Moll
City of Houston
P.O. Box 1562
Houston, TX 77251
832.393.3456 (phone)
832.390.9953 (Direct)
max.moll@houstontx.gov

  • Records for Contracts
  • Annual Financial Reports
  • Monthly Financial and Operating Reports
  • Payment Information (Checks, Payment Vouchers)
  • Quarterly Investment Reports
  • City of Houston Investment Information
 CITY COUNCIL

Vernita Jones
900 Bagby, 1st Floor
Houston, TX 77002
832.393.0784
FAX: 832.393.0783
Vernita.jones@houstontx.gov

Greg Cunningham
900 Bagby, 2nd Floor
Houston, TX 77002
832.393.0782
FAX: 832.393.0783
greg.cunningham@houstontx.gov

  • Handles all documents pertaining to City Council offices such as: notes from committee meetings; correspondence between citizens and Council Member’s offices.
 CITY SECRETARY
Anna Russell
Office of the City Secretary
City Hall Annex
901 Bagby, Rm P101
Houston, TX 77002
832.393.1100
(FAX) 713.247.1907
anna.russell@houstontx.gov
  • Minutes and Records of City Council by Motion, Ordinance or Resolution
  • Council Agenda
  • Campaign and Expenditure Reports
  • Election Results
  • Bids for City Projects
  • Excerpts from the Building and Fire Codes
 FINANCE

Shelly Singh
611 Walker, 10th Floor
Houston, Texas 77002
PHONE: 832.393.9018
finopenrecordsrequest@houstontx.gov

  • Annual Budget
  • Public Finance
  • Monthly Financial and Operating Reports
  • Purchasing and Contract Information
  • Bid Specifications
 FIRE
Houston Fire Department, Records
600 Jefferson, Ste. 800
Houston, TX 77002
FAX: 832.394.6883
hfdemsrec@houstontx.gov
  • Fire Code Information
  • Personnel Information
  • Hazardous Material Information

For Police/Accident Records, please
see Police contacts below

Martha Rodriguez
Customer Service Rep. II
Fire/EMS Records Division
600 Jefferson, Suite 800
Houston, TX 77002
832.394.6860
(FAX) 832.394.6883
martha.rodriguez@houstontx.gov

  • Citizens requesting their own EMS or fire records

Alicia Whitehead
Sr. Communications Specialist
HFD Public Information Office
600 Jefferson, Suite 600
Houston, TX 77002
832.394.6639
(FAX) 832.394.6689
alicia.whitehead@houstontx.gov

  • Media Requesting Information
 FLEET MANAGEMENT

Marchelle Cain
Deputy Assistant Director
City Hall Annex, Public Level
900 Bagby Street
Houston, TX 77002
832.393.6910
(FAX) 832.393.6909
marchelle.cain2@houstontx.gov

  • Official Inquiries
  • Open Records Requests
  • Media Questions
 GENERAL SERVICES

Public Information
City Hall Annex
900 Bagby, 2nd Floor
Houston, TX 77002
(FAX) 832.395.9542
gsd.publicinfo@houstontx.gov

  • Building Design and Construction Documents for City Owned Facilities
  • Facilities Management and Maintenance Documents for City Owned Facilities
  • Real Estate Documents for Vertical Construction of City Owned or Leased Facilities Only
 HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Evelyn M. Phillips
Environmental Health
8000 North Stadium Drive
Houston, TX 77054
832.393.5112
(FAX) 832.393.5276
evelynm.phillips@houstontx.gov

  • Air Pollution Reports
  • Occupational Health Reports
  • Surface Water Pollution Reports
  • Hazardous, Medical and Liquid Waste Reports

Porfirio Villarreal
Public/Media Affairs
8000 North Stadium
Houston, TX 77054
832.393.5041
(FAX) 713.794.9316
porfirio.villarreal@houstontx.gov

  • Media Questions (TV, Radio, Newspaper, Public Officials)

Carolyn Gray
Consumer Health
8000 North Stadium
Houston, TX 77054
832.393.5045
(FAX) 832.393.5208
carolyn.gray@houstontx.gov

  • Food Establishment Reports

Michele Austin
Administrative Services Section
8000 North Stadium
Houston, TX 77054
832.393.5006
(FAX) 713.794.9316
michele.austin@houstontx.gov

  • All other Health Dept. Public Information Requests
 HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Brittany Hyman
Acting Public Information Officer
City of Houston – Housing and Community Development Department
601 Sawyer, Suite 400
Houston, Texas  77007
832.394.6178
brittany.hyman@houstontx.gov

Lester Whiteing
Community Involvement Coordinator
City of Houston – Housing and Community Development Department
Housing and Community Development Department
601 Sawyer 4th Floor
Houston, Texas 77007
832.394.6271
lester.whiteing@houstontx.gov

  • Public Facilities and Community Improvements
  • Supportive Services
  • Economic Development
  • Consolidated Plan and Budget Information
  • Requests for Proposals and Applications
 HOUSTON EMERGENCY CENTER

HEC Custodian of Records
P.O. Box 1562
Houston, TX 77251-1562
832.393.9818
FAX: 713.884.3943
hecrecords@houstontx.gov

  • HEC handles ONLY ... Event history Records ( CAD ), 911 CALLS for the City limits of Houston, Radio Dispatch and AVL / GPS. Also, HEC's retention period is six months for audio and one year for paper records.  
 HUMAN RESOURCES
Kimmothy Jackson
611 Walker, 4th Floor
Houston, TX 77002
832.393.6332
(FAX) 713.837.9447
hr.openrecords@houstontx.gov
  • TPIA requests
  • Official Personnel Files
  • Executive Orders, Policies and Procedures
  • Grievance / Civil Service Commission Documents and Records
David F. Smith
611 Walker, 4th Floor
Houston, TX 77002
832.393.6160
(FAX) 713.837.9447
davidf.smith@houstontx.gov
  • Non-TPIA requests
  • Contact for Media, Public & Official Inquiries
  • Liaison to Mayor's Office

Please note: If you want to know the status of your job application, do not call the names above. You need to call the department for which you applied. You can find a list of contacts for each department at www.houstontx.gov/hr/applicationcontacts.htm.

 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Jamil Whalen
Contract Administrator / PIO
Information Technology Dept.
611 Walker, 8th Floor
Houston, TX 77002
832.393.0220
jamil.whalen@houstontx.gov

 
 LEGAL

Legal Assistant for Public Information
Legal Department, General Counsel Division
City Hall Annex, 4th Floor
Houston, TX 77002
832.393.6444
(FAX) 832.393.6259
legal.publicinfo@houstontx.gov

  • Legal Documents
 LIBRARY

Marjorie D. Gonzalez
Marketing & PR Manager,
Public Information Officer
500 McKinney
Houston, TX 77002
832.393.1340
hpl.communications@houstontx.gov
-- Submit Requests to HPL

  • Library Policies and Procedures
  • Library Contracts
  • Library Administration
 MAYOR'S OFFICE

Alan Bernstein (interim contact)
Mayor's Communications Office
City Hall
901 Bagby, 2nd Floor
Houston, TX 77002
832.393.0623
(FAX) 832.393.0800
mayorscommunications@houstontx.gov

  • Information about the Office of the Mayor
  • Statements from the Mayor
  • Economic Development Division / Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones (TIRZ)
  • Education Initiatives
  • People with Disabilities Office
 MUNICIPAL COURTS

Gwendolyn Goins
Municipal Courts Department
1400 Lubbock, 2nd Floor - N223
Houston, TX 77002
713.247.4114
(FAX) 713.247.4775
gwendolyn.goins@houstontx.gov

  • Media Inquiries
  • Liaison to Mayor's Office, City Council, and Local / State / Federal Dignitaries
  • Official Inquiries / Requests

Angel Jones, Jaime Palacios
Municipal Courts Department
1400 Lubbock
Clerk of the Courts Office, 2nd Floor - N203
Houston, TX 77002
713.247.5479
(FAX) 713.247.4775
mcdopenrecords@houstontx.gov

  • Certified / Non-Certified copies of court case documents (Citations, Dismissal Orders, Complaints, etc.)
  • Statistical Court Case Data
  • Clearance letters
  • Records Checks
 NEIGHBORHOODS

Evangelina Vigil
Public Information Officer
P.O. Box 1562
Houston, TX 77002-1562
832.393.0832
don.openrecords@houstontx.gov

  • Inspections & Public Service (IPS)
  • Mayor’s Anti-Gang Office
  • Mayor’s Citizens' Assistance
    • Super Neighborhoods
  • Mayor’s Volunteer Initiatives Program
  • Office of International Communities

In person:
Inspections and Public Service Office
7125 Ardmore
Houston, TX 77054
Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
832.394.0600
don.openrecords@houstontx.gov
FAX: 832.394.0642
-- IPS Open Records Request Form (.pdf)

  • Inspections & Public Service
    • Notice of Violation
    • Notice of Emergency Corrective Action Hearings
    • Emergency Corrective Action Administrative Orders
    • Building & Standards Commission Members Roster
    • Administrative Hearing Procedures – Building & Standards Commission Panel Hearings
    • Administrative Hearing Procedures – Hearings Before Hearing Officer
    • Audio/Video CDs – Dangerous Buildings Administrative Hearings
    • Application for Extension - Expired Dangerous Building Administrative Orders
    • Extension Approval Letters
    • Application for Release of Hearing Order Documents
    • Hearing Order Documents
    • Lien Assessment Review Applications
    • Lien Assessment Review Responses
 OFFICE OF BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY

Abigail Gonzalez
Public Information Officer
P.O. Box 1562
Houston, TX 77002-1562
832.393.0620
(FAX) 713.837.9055
abigail.m.gonzalez@houstontx.gov

  • MWBE Program Information
  • Contract Compliance Information
  • City Workforce Data
 PARKS AND RECREATION
Joe Williams
2999 S. Wayside
Houston, TX 77023
832.395.7016
(FAX) 832.395.7182
hpardrecords@houstontx.gov
  • Correspondence regarding Park Issues
  • Maintenance Records of Park Property and Facilities
  • Parks Master Plan
  • Recreation and Community Center Programs and Facilities
  • Capital Improvement Projects (Time lines, Development, Costs, etc.) Grant Projects
 PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Patricia Benavides
P.O. Box 1562
Houston, TX 77251
832.393.6524
(FAX) 832.393.6661
patricia.benavides@houstontx.gov

  • City of Houston Geographic Information Systems
  • Historic Preservation
  • Leadership Institute
  • Minimum lot size and building line areas
  • Plats
 POLICE

Public Affairs Division
1200 Travis, 21st Floor
Houston, TX 77002
713-308-3200
(FAX) 713.308.3260

For more information go to the Police Dept. Public Information webpage

  • Calls for Service
  • Uniform Crime Reports
  • Accident Reports
  • Incident and Offense Reports
  • Arrest Records
  • Criminal History Reports
 HOUSTON PUBLIC WORKS
Roberto Medina
Dept. of Public Works
611 Walker, Suite 2558
Houston, TX 77002
832.395.2456
(FAX) 832.395.2471
roberto.medina@houstontx.gov
  • Utility Maintenance (Water and Wastewater)
  • Building Permits
  • Building Code Violations
  • Occupancy Records
  • Real Estate Acquisitions and Sales, Appraisals
  • Capital Improvement Plan
  • Infrastructure Construction
  • Neighborhood Traffic Projects, Speed Humps
  • Speed Limit / Speed Zone Studies
  • Traffic Signal Timing and Maintenance
 SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT

Irma Reyes
611 Walker, 12th Floor
Houston, TX 77002
832.393.0475
irma.reyes@houstontx.gov

  • Solid Waste Service Schedule