Public Information / Open Records

Public Records

The City of Fredericksburg understands and supports the public's right to access the public records created and maintained by the City in the course of their normal business. It is the goal of the City to provide service in a transparent manner.   The City Secretary’s Office provides information in accordance with the Public Information Act by responding to all public information requests.

Public Information Act 

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How to Submit an Open Records Request

In accordance with the Texas Public Information Act, all requests for public information must be made in writing and should identify:

  1. The records needed; and
  2. A date range of the records; and
  3. Note whether you would prefer to view the records or obtain the records; and
  4. Provide the requester's contact information such as mailing address, phone number, or email.

City of Fredericksburg is committed to open government and transparency by providing access to public records. The City processes all public information requests through the online portal, which can be located below.  Please note that some records may require a processing fee. For online open records requests, click on the paper icon the button. Upon receipt, the City of Fredericksburg will begin processing your request in the order received. Requests should be for documents, or other information that is already in existence.

Online:             Open Records Request Form

By e-mail:

By mail:             City Secretary’s Office 

                               126 W. Main Street

                                Fredericksburg, Texas 78624

**All Police Department requests need to be submitted to the Police Department.**

All public records will be made available to the public as requested, as expeditiously as possible, unless the law provides for an exception to disclosure. Such exceptions may include but are not limited to:

  • Bank account and routing numbers (Tex. Gov't Code § 552.136)
  • Credit card number and expiration date (Tex. Gov't Code § 552.136)
  • Date of birth (Tex. Gov't Code § 552.101 + common-law privacy) • Driver’s license number (Tex. Gov't Code § 552.130)
  • Email address (Tex. Gov't Code § 552.137)
  • Insurance policy number (Tex. Gov't Code § 552.136)
  • License plate number (Tex. Gov't Code § 552.130)
  • Personal identification number (Tex. Gov't Code § 552.147)
  • Social Security numbers (Tex. Gov't Code § 552.147)

City of Fredericksburg is not required to answer questions, create documents or records; create statistics or other analyses; perform legal research, or comply with a continuing request to supply information on a periodic basis. It is important to be as specific as possible when requesting public records. If the request is vague or City staff cannot determine what information would be responsive to the request as drafted, the City of Fredericksburg may ask you to clarify your request in order to determine specifically what records are responsive. Some responsive records may be exempt from disclosure as provided by law. If the City of Fredericksburg determines that some or all of the responsive documents are potentially confidential or privileged by law the City of Fredericksburg must write to the Attorney General of Texas requesting a determination as to whether or not these responsive documents may be released to the requestor. Should the City of Fredericksburg require a determination from the Attorney General, you will be notified and updated when the Attorney General makes its determination regarding the confidentiality of the responsive documents.

Learn more about commonly requested records such as 

FY 2023 Budget (coming soon)                                      2022 Tax Rate Ordinance (coming soon)

Ordinances                                                                                       Permitted Short Term Rental 

Minutes (City Council and Commissions)                    January 1st - July 29th 2022 Building Permits

                                                                                                                August 2022 Building Permits