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Public Information Request

Through this page you may gain access to publicly available information that is collected and/or maintained by the City of Navasota.  The City’s public information is made available through the Texas Public Information Act (the Act).  The Public Information Act, Chapter 552 of the Government Code, generally provides that:

·      Any person has the right to request access to government records or information.

·      All entities defined as a “governmental body” in section 552.003 (1) (A) are subject to the Act.

·      Certain information is protected from disclosure by the exceptions in the Act or other law, either constitutional, statutory, or by judicial decision.

PLEASE NOTE: You will find that a large amount of information is available throughout the City’s website without making a public information request and/or incurring costs; however, you may always submit a Public Information Request to the City.

Making a Request for Public Information

All Public Information requests must be in writing.  A written request on the City of Navasota Request for Information form should reasonably identify the records needed and should indicate a mailing address, phone number, or other means to contact you regarding your request.  If requesting through email, please be sure to be very explicit on what information you are requesting.  See the information below for specific requests for each department.

City Hall (administrative items, contracts, personnel files, etc.)
Brad Stafford
Susie Homeyer

Email:   Brad Stafford     Susie Homeyer

Fax: 936-825-2403

Mail to: City of Navasota, City Hall, Public Information Request, P.O. Box 910, Navasota, TX 77868

Public Works (ordinances, engineering drawings)
Gary Johnson
Cindy Armatys

Email:    Gary Johnson    Cindy Armatys

Fax: 936-825-4018

Mail to: City of Navasota, Public Works, Public Information Request, P.O. Box 910, Navasota, TX 77868

Police Department (records)
Marla Gurka
Geralyn Backhus
Liz Urban

Email:  Marla Gurka     Geralyn Backhus     Liz Urban

Fax: 936-825-7280

Mail to: City of Navasota, Police Department, Records Division, P.O. Box 910, Navasota, TX 77868

Public Information Forms
Open Records Request Form from City Hall/Public Works

Open Records Request Form from Police Department

Helpful Suggestions for Making a Public Information Request

These are a few tips to assist the City in processing a request as accurately and efficiently as possible:

1.  Your request must be in writing, and must be signed by the person requesting the information (unless submitted via email); only written requests trigger obligations under the Act.

2.  Include your full name and contact information, including e-mail address (if available).

3. Be specific and clear in describing the nature and scope of the information you are seeking.

4.  Your request should be for information that is already in existence.

5.  Governmental bodies are not required to answer questions, perform legal research, or comply with a standing request to supply information on a periodic basis as such  information is prepared in the future.

6.  We recommend that all requests be addressed to the appropriate department.  If you are not sure of the department send your request to the City Secretary, Susie Homeyer.  Requests made by fax or electronic mail (email) must be sent to the fax numbers and e-mail addresses designated above by clicking the link of the person for which you would like to make the request in order to trigger obligations under the Act.

7.  If you believe the City of Navasota has not responded as required by the Act, contact the City Manager immediately.

Charges for Public Information

Under section 552.262(a), the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is required to adopt rules to be used by governmental bodies in determining charges for providing copies of public information or making paper records available for public inspection.  These rules are at Title 1, Part 3, Chapter 70 of the Texas Administrative Code.  The City of Navasota adheres to these cost rules.  If producing the responsive information will incur a cost of $40.00 or more, the City will provide the requestor an itemized cost estimate of the applicable charges.  All cost estimates will inform the requestor if there is a less costly way for the requestor to access the requested information.

Where estimated costs exceed $100.00, the requestor will be required to make a deposit before any records are copied.

Public Information Complaints

The City of Navasota makes every effort to process a public information request properly. We request you inform us of any concerns you have regarding the processing of a request so that we may have the opportunity to address and resolve them as quickly as possible.

Requestors have the right to file a formal complaint with the Office of the Attorney General regarding overcharges for copies of public information by contacting the OAG Cost Rules Administrator at Telephone (512) 475-2497 or Fax (512) 481-1992. If you have a complaint regarding compliance with the Act, please contact OAG Open Records Division Hotline at Telephone (512) 478-6736 or toll-free (877) 673-6839, or the Grimes County District Attorney.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about a request or our procedures, please contact the City Manager.

Tel (936) 825-6408 | Fax (936) 825-2403 | E-mail Brad Stafford

Navasota City Hall
200 E. McAlpine
Navasota, TX 77868-0910
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