Texas Government Code, Chapter 552, gives you the right to access government records; and an officer for public information and the officer’s agent may not ask why you want them. 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.
Rights of Requestors
You have the right to:
Responsibilities of Governmental Bodies
All governmental bodies responding to information requests have the responsibility to:
Procedures to Obtain Information
Information to be released
Cost of Records
Information that may be withheld due to an exception
To request information from this governmental body please contact:
You may send your request
Attn: Melinda Welsh, City Secretary
910 S. Friendswood Dr.
Friendswood TX, 77546
To submit a Public Information Request please click here.
For complaints regarding failure to release public information
Please contact your local County or District Attorney. You may also contact the Office of the Attorney General, Open Records Hotline, at 512-478-6736 or toll-free at 1-877-673-6839.
For complaints regarding overcharges
Please contact the Cost Rules Administrator of the Office of the Attorney General, Open Records Division at 512-475-2497.
If you need special accommodation pursuant to the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact our City Secretary, Melinda Welsh at 281-996-3270.
Comments on Social Media sites
Comments containing any of the following inappropriate forms of content shall not be permitted on City of Friendswood social media sites and are subject to removal/or restriction by the City: