Open Records

Open Records provide a mechanism for citizens to inspect or copy government records. It also provides for instances in which governmental bodies may elect to, or are required by law to, withhold government records from the public. The City of Wells supports transparency within our local government.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact us by email or phone.

Open records request can be made by email, mail, or fax.

The Public Information Act (the “PIA”) as a result of the 2019 Texas Legislative Session is the creation of section 552.235 of the Government Code.  Section 552.235 requires the Office of the Attorney General (the “OAG”) to create a public information request form for use by Texas governmental bodies. This form may be used when requesting open records.

When requesting open records please make your request as detailed as possible so that your request can be filled in a timley matter. 

If you believe a governmental body has not properly responded to you Public Information Act request, contact the Open Records Hotline at (512) 478-6737 or Toll-free: (877) 673-6839

Contact Info

Melanie Pounds
Open Records Custodian
PO Box 20 Wells, Tx 75976
(936) 867-4615