Learn about the Capital Area Council of Governments' process for submitting open records requests for public documents as defined in the Texas Public Information Act, Chapter 552 of the Texas Government Code. To answer general questions or to receive general information about a CAPCOG program division, contact the program division directly.
Any information collected, assembled, or maintained by CAPCOG is available to the public and can be acquired through submitting an open records request. Submit a written request during normal business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, via one of the following options:
Attn: Open Records Requests
Capital Area Council of Governments
6800 Burleson Road
Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, TX 78744
The request does not need to use any special language but should identify as specifically as possible the information being requested. The more specific you are, the more likely you are to get the information you really want without getting a lot of information that you do not need. A request should include the requestor’s name and contact information such as an email address or a telephone number.
Frequently Asked Questions
What type of information is available through an open records request?
Open record requests are made for records and documents that are collected, assembled, or maintained by CAPCOG. To answer general questions or to receive general information about a CAPCOG program division, contact the program division directly.
How long will it take to receive the information?
The amount of time it takes to fill a request depends on the type and amount of information requested. If CAPCOG cannot give the requested information within 10 working days after it has received a request, CAPCOG will tell the requestor the date and time the information will be available.
Will getting the information cost me anything?
The Office of the Attorney General sets what public agencies may charge for information. The rules may be found at Texas Administrative Code, Title 1, Sections 70.1-70.11. If a request will likely incur a cost, the requestor will be told in writing and given a chance to withdraw or change the request before having to pay.