"The Public Information Act, formerly known as the Open Records Act, is located at chapter 552 of the Government Code. The Act provides a mechanism for citizens to inspect or copy government records. It also provides for instances in which governmental bodies wish to, or are required by law to, withhold government records from the public." (Texas Attorney General website).

Members of the public may obtain additional Public Information Act information and resources on the Texas Attorney General’s Open Government website.

Office of the Texas Attorney General:  Open Government Resources

Office of the Texas Attorney General: 2022 Public Information Act Handbook


Printable Open Records Request Form - Open Records Request Blank.pdf

To request City records, please contact the City Secretary using one of the methods listed below:

  • The official email address for public information requests is cityoftatum@tatum.texas.gov
  • By fax: 903 803-3580
  • By mail: City of Tatum, PO Box 1105, Tatum, Texas 75691
  • In person: 680 Crystal Farms Rd, Tatum, Texas 75691