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Make an Open Records Request

If your request is for any and all documents, pending applications, ongoing compliance or enforcement actions, or records not available in TCEQ's Central File Room or online, file an Open Records Request.

Hurricane icon Hurricane Harvey Update

Hurricane Harvey has impacted TCEQ’s operations, particularly in the Beaumont, Houston and Corpus Christi regions. Responses to requests for information from those offices may be delayed. Many TCEQ records are available online in the Central File Room Online. You may also access the TCEQ’s Hurricane Response page. We appreciate your understanding.

Do I Need to Submit a Formal Open Records Request?

If you want to simply view or obtain copies of agency records that are filed in TCEQ's Central File Room, a formal Open Records Request is not necessary.

If you need assistance identifying records maintained by the central file room, contact the Central File Room. We organize our files by permit number and facility name. Providing this information will make it easier for us to quickly respond to your request. Be as specific as possible about the information you are seeking.

See how to request records from our Central File Room.

Also see records and data available online.

How to Submit an Open Records Request

You will need to file an Open Records Request for any and all documents, pending applications, ongoing compliance or enforcement actions, or records NOT available in TCEQ's Central File Room or on our website.

Note: once an Open Records Request is placed, it is NOT necessary to request records through the Central File Room.

Options for Filing an Open Records Request:

  • Submit an Online Open Records Request Form
    OR
  • Download and fill out this Open Records Request Form Word Document to e-mail to openrecs@tceq.texas.gov or fax to 512/239-OPEN (6736)
    OR
  • Print out this Open Records Request Form Word Document for a written request and
    fax to: 512-239-OPEN (6736)
    Or mail to:
    Public Information Officer, MC 197
    Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
    P.O. Box 13087
    Austin, Texas 78711-3087
    OR
  • Compose your Open Records Request in any legible format and fax or mail to us at the fax number or mail address provided above. We intend the forms referenced above as a guide to help expedite requests.
Charges for Records and Data

We charge for:

  • copying records
  • certifying records
  • supplying electronic records

See our cost and procedures.
Note our records and data available online for free.