The City Secretary is the custodian of all records. Anyone wanting to request public information is asked to fill out an Application for Public Information and return the completed form to the City Secretary’s Office.
Texas Government Code, Chapter 552, gives you the right to access government records. All government information is presumed to be available to the public. Certain exceptions may apply to the disclosure of the information. 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.
The City of Manvel has established guidelines in accordance with the Public Information Act to ensure that all records in the possession of and pertaining to the operation of the governmental body are available to the public through a centralized process. In accordance with the Texas Public Information Act, fees may be associated with this request. Should charges exceed $40.00, the City of Manvel will provide the requestor with a written itemized statement of estimated charges before any work is undertaken.
The City Secretary has the authority for releasing records in accordance with the Public Information Act, with the exception of the Municipal Court, and Police Department records.
Procedure to Obtain Information
Click on the "REQUEST INFORMATION" below to access the Public Information Request Form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org or deliver the form to the City of Manvel - 20025 Hwy 6 - Manvel Tx 77578
(Information from the Office of the Attorney General website)
The Public Information Act expressly prohibits the attorney general from releasing the records.