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 coordinates all open records requests with the City, with the exception of Police Reports and Accident Reports.
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 and return it to the City Secretary's Office located at: 300 West Main Street, Second Floor | Henderson, TX 75652.
To request Police Reports
Please send completed Police Open Records Request forms to firstname.lastname@example.org
To request Accident Reports
Henderson Police Department utilizes Lexis Nexis, an online accident report management solution. To retrieve your report, visit Lexis Nexis and create a free online account. Please note it may take up to 10 business days before your report is accessible using this service.
Please send all completed forms to email@example.com
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).