Public Information

What is Public Information?

Public Information is any information that is collected, maintained, or assembled by or for a governmental entity, regardless of format.  The Texas Public Information Act Handbook provides all of the information that you need to know regarding access to governmental records, and also outlines the rights of the Requester and the Governmental Body.

Public Information Act Poster

How do I obtain Public Information?

Requests must include a detailed description of the information you are requesting in order for staff to accurately identify the records.  The Act requires the City to provide only existing records, and does not require the City to create records, research, or answer questions.  The requestor should include accurate contact information such as: name, address, telephone number, and email address.  Large, time-consuming requests may require the City to provide the requestor with an estimate of charges, and in some cases, may require a deposit.

The Texas Attorney General's office provides tips for a successful Public Information Request.


To make a request, please complete the Public Information Request form and submit to the City Secretary:   Public Information Request Form

Email: piarequests@ennistx.gov  

Forms may be mailed to:

City Secretary
City of Ennis
PO Box 220
Ennis, TX  75120

For more information, contact the City Secretary's office at 972-875-1234 ext. 2236.