Open Records

The City of Henderson complies with the Texas Public Information Act, which provides a mechanism for citizens to inspect or copy government records. The City Secretary handles all open records requests other than Police Reports and Accident Reports for the City of Henderson. The City Secretary's Office provides documents upon request such as deeds, easements, ordinances, resolutions, and City Council minutes. To make a request for public records, please complete the Open Records Request form listed below and return it to the City Secretary's Office.

Open Records Request

Police Reports: Please send all completed forms regarding Police Reports or Accident Reports to

Accident Reports: For information regarding accident reports, click here

Open Records Request
The Public Information Act, Texas Government Code, Chapter 552 gives you the right to access government records. Certain exceptions may apply to the disclosure of the information. The city will strive to furnish all information that is approved within 10 working days. Medical patient care information will only be released in accordance with the standards relating to Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information, 45 CFR parts 160 and 164 under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

The "Texas Public Information Act" (Government Code, Chapter 552) provides for public access to most government records and for sale of copies of such records, including Police Reports. The Transportation Code (550.065) addresses the release of accident reports and sets fees for copies. The Texas Administrative Code (1 TAC 111.16 - .70) also addresses the cost of copies of open records (fees charged to the public for each copy of a record).