Public Information Request

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Request for information from the Baytown Municipal Court

Section 552.003(1)(B) of the Government Code excludes the judiciary from the Public Information Act. Section 552.0035 of the Government code specifically provides that access to judicial records is governed by rules adopted by the Supreme Court of Texas or by other applicable laws and rules.

 While, judicial records are not subject to the Public Information Act,  some judicial records may be available under Rule 12 of the Texas Judicial Administrative Rules.   Rule 12 of the Texas Rules of Judicial Administration was enacted to provide "public access to information in the judiciary consistenet with the mandate of the Texas constitution that the public interests are best served by open courts and by an independent judiciary."  Generally, Judicial records other than those covered by Rules 12.3 and 12.5 are open to the general public for inspceitin and copying during regular business hours. 

How to Request  Information on a case or to receive a copy of your citation:

You must make a written request which includes:

    Defendants full name/ Date of Birth/ Texas Drivers License (If available) /Citation or Case Number (If available) Include the requestor’s contact information.

    Request can only include documents or other information that are already in existence.

    Request can be made in one of the following forms:

    Online: Open Records Request

    E-Mail:  courtrecords@baytown.org

    By Mail: The City of Baytown Municipal Court
                 
    3120 North Main 
                 
    Baytown, Texas 77002

    By Fax: (281) 425-1017

     In Person: The City of Baytown Muncipal Court
                      3120 North Main
                      Baytown, Texas 77520
                      Attn: Open Records
                      Court Information Records Request Form

    What Requestors Can Expect After a Request is Made

    The Court will "promptly" respond to your request. Requests are generally completed within 10 business days. However, request may exceed the 14 business days depending on the amount of information you have requested.

    Costs for Public Information Records are regulated by the City of Baytown Municipal Code of Ordinances

    For more information regarding Open Records Request you may visit The Texas Attorney Generals website at: http://www.oag.state.tx.us/index.shtml