Open Records Request

The Texas Public Information Act gives the public the right to request access to government information. 

How to Request

To obtain public information from the Richland Hills Police Department, the request must be submitted in writing to the Records Tech. The request must ask for records or information already in existence. 

The Texas Public Information Act does not require a governmental body to create new information, to do legal research, or to answer questions. The Texas Office of Attorney General has published tips for successful public information requests. 

Request Forms

To expedite the public information request, the City of Richland Hills has created a Police Department Open Records Request Form (PDF) that can be mailed, hand carried, emailed, or faxed to the Records Tech. All associated fees are posted on the Open Records Request Form.

You can also submit your request online with our Police Department Open Records Request Submission Form

Open Records Request

  1. Request for Information

    I request the following information from the Office of the Chief of Police, Records Division, for the Richland Hills Police Department, Richland Hills, Texas. I understand the information will be provided under the provisions of the Public Information Act and that a fee may be charged for the information.

  2. Type your full name.

  3. In accordance with Ordinance 739-94 and 756-95, charges for copies are as follows:

    Standard Size Copy$0.10 per page
    Non-standard Size Copy$0.50 per page
    Labor Fee$15 per hour
    Accident Reports$6

    The City of Richland Hills has set a 36-hour limit on the amount of time that personnel is required to spend producing public information for inspection or duplication by a requestor, or providing copies of public information to a requestor without recovering its costs attributable to that personnel time. This time limit is for a 12-month period that corresponds to the City's fiscal year. (Ordinance 1191-10 and as authorized by Tex. Gov't Code 552.275).

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