Public Information Act Requests

The Act
The Texas Public Information Act (the "TPIA") gives the public the right to request access to government information.

Making a Request
The TPIA is triggered when a person submits a written request to the City. The request must ask for information that is already in existence.

The Act does not require the City to create new information, compile data, do legal research, or answer questions. A request should be sent to the City department that has the information. A request sent by fax or email must be sent to the proper custodian of the information.

Requests of email data shall be initiated with each City Department. This is in compliance with the Administrative Procedure 2.9 (.pdf).  

311 Service Requests, Copies of   araopenrecordsrequest@houstontx.gov
911 Record Information   Houston Emergency Center
     
  A
Accident Reports   Police
ADMINISTRATION AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS    
  Bite Cases BARCopenrecordsrequest@houstontx.gov
  Parking Violation Documents araopenrecordsrequest@houstontx.gov
  Franchise Agreements and Permit Information araopenrecordsrequest@houstontx.gov
Air Pollution Reports   Health (Environment)
Animal Bite Cases   BARCopenrecordsrequest@houstontx.gov
Annual Budget    finopenrecordsrequest@houstontx.gov
Annual Financial Reports   City Controller
Anti-Gang Office   Neighborhoods
Arrest Records   Police
AVIATION DEPARTMENT    
  Construction Aviation
  Contracts Aviation
  Designs Aviation
  Ellington Field Aviation
  George Bush International Airport Aviation
  Incidents/Accidents Aviation
  Lease Agreements Aviation
  Management Aviation
  Operations Aviation
  Planning Aviation
  Property Acquisitions Aviation
  Property Appraisals Aviation
  Property Improvement Plan Aviation
  Property Sales Aviation
  William P. Hobby Airport Aviation
     
  B
Bid Specifications   finopenrecordsrequest@houstontx.gov
Bids for City Projects   City Secretary
Bite Cases   BARCopenrecordsrequest@houstontx.gov
Building Line Areas   Planning and Development
Building and Fire Code Excerpts   City Secretary
Building and Standards Commission   Neighborhoods
Building Code Violations   Public Works and Engineering
Building Design and Construction Contracts   General Services
Building Design and Construction Documents   General Services
Building Permits   Public Works and Engineering
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY, OFFICE OF    
  MWBE Program Information Office of Business Opportunity
  Contract Compliance Information Office of Business Opportunity
     
  C
Call for Service Reports   Police
Campaign and Expenditure Reports   City Secretary
Capital Improvement Plan   Public Works and Engineering
Citizen's Assistance Office (Mayor's)   Neighborhoods
CITY CONTROLLER    
  Contract Records City Controller
  Annual Financial Reports City Controller
  Monthly financial and Operating Reports City Controller
  Payment Information (Checks, Payment Vouchers) City Controller
  Quarterly Investment Reports City Controller
  Investment Information (City of Houston) City Controller
CITY COUNCIL    
  Citizen Correspondence City Council
  Committee Meetings City Council
CITY SECRETARY    
  City Council Minutes City Secretary
  City Council Agendas City Secretary
  City Council Motions City Secretary
  City Council Ordinances City Secretary
  City Council Resolutions City Secretary
  Campaign and Expenditure Reports City Secretary
  Election Results City Secretary
  Bids for City Projects City Secretary
  Building and Fire Code Excerpts City Secretary
City Workforce Data   Human Resources (General)
Civil Service Commission Documents and Records   Human Resources (General)
Clearance Letters   Municipal Courts (Documents)
Community Development Block Grant   Housing
Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER)   Housing
Consolidated Plan    Housing
Contract Compliance Information   Office of Business Opportunity
Contract Records   City Controller
Court Case Documents (Traffic and other Municipal Code Violations), Certified Copies of   Municipal Courts (Documents)
Crime Reports   Police
Criminal History Reports   Police
     
  D
Dangerous Buildings   Neighborhoods
  Building and Standards Commission Panel Hearing Administrative Procedures Neighborhoods
  Building and Standards Commission Panel Hearings Neighborhoods
  Dangerous Buildings Administrative Hearings Neighborhoods
  Dangerous Buildings Administrative Orders Neighborhoods
  Emergency Corrective Action Administrative Orders Neighborhoods
  Emergency Corrective Action Hearings Neighborhoods
  Lien Assessment Review Neighborhoods
  Violation Notices Neighborhoods
     
  E
Economic Development   Mayor's Office
Education Initiatives Office   Neighborhoods
Election Results   City Secretary
Electricity Related Documents   General Services
Ellington Field   Aviation
Emergency Record Information   Houston Emergency Center
Emergency Medical Service Records (EMS) or Fire Records, Citizen requesting their own   Fire (Personal EMS)
Energy Management and Conservation   General Services
Executive Orders   Human Resources (General)
     
  F
Fair Housing   Housing
Federally Funded Support Services   Housing
FINANCE DEPARTMENT    
  Annual Budget  finopenrecordsrequest@houstontx.gov
  Public Finance finopenrecordsrequest@houstontx.gov
  Monthly Financial and Operating Reports finopenrecordsrequest@houstontx.gov
  Purchasing and Contact Information finopenrecordsrequest@houstontx.gov
  Bid Specifications finopenrecordsrequest@houstontx.gov
FIRE DEPARTMENT    
  Fire Code Information Fire (Records)
  Fire Personnel Information Fire (Records)
  Hazardous Material Information Fire (Records)
  EMS or Fire Records, Citizen requesting their own Fire (Personal EMS)
  Media Requesting Fire Department Information Fire (Media)
  Non-Media Fire Department Information hfdemsrecs@houstontx.gov
     
FLEET DEPARTMENT    
  Fleet Inquiries/Requests for Information Fleet Management
  Fleet Management Information Fleet Management
Food Establishment Reports   Health (Food)
Franchise Agreements and Permit Information   araopenrecordsrequest@houstontx.gov
     
  G
GENERAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT    
  Building Design and Construction Documents General Services
  Building Design and Construction Contracts General Services
  Electricity Related Documents General Services
  Energy Management and Conservation General Services
  Property Management and Maintenance of City of Houston Properties General Services
Geographic Information Systems   Planning and Development
George Bush International Airport   Aviation
Graffiti   Neighborhoods
     
  H
Hazardous Material Information   Fire (Records)
Hazardous, Medical and Liquid Waste Reports   Health (Environment)
HEALTH AND HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT    
  Air Pollution Reports Health (Environment)
  Food Establishment Reports Health (Food)
  Hazardous, Medical and Liquid Waste Reports Health (Environment)
  Media Requesting Health Department Information Health (Media)
  Occupational Health Reports Health (Environment)
  Surface Water Pollution Reports Health (Environment)
HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT    
  Community Development Block Grant Housing
  Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) Housing
  Consolidated Plan  Housing
  Fair Housing Housing
  Federally Funded Support Services Housing
  Home Repair Program Housing
  Homebuyer Assistance Programs Housing
  Homelessness Housing
  Housing Opportunities for Persons With Aids (HOPWA) Housing
  Houston HOPE Housing
  Land Assemblage Program Housing
  Multifamily Housing Programs Housing
  Municipal Public/Private Partnership Projects Housing
  Proposals and Applications for Federally Funded Projects Housing
  Workforce Housing Housing
Houston Emergency Center    
  911 Record Information Houston Emergency Center
  Emergency Record Information Houston Emergency Center
HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT    
  City Workforce Human Resources (General)
  Civil Service Commission Documents and Records Human Resources (General)
  Executive Orders Human Resources (General)
  Grievances Human Resources (General)
  Human Resources Department Information Human Resources (Media)
  Personnel Files Human Resources (General)
  Policies and Procedures Human Resources (General)
Historic Preservation   Planning and Development
Home Repair Program   Housing
Homebuyer Assistance Programs   Housing
Homelessness   Housing
Housing Opportunities for Persons With Aids (HOPWA)   Housing
Houston Airport System   Aviation
Houston HOPE   Housing
     
  I
Incident and Offense Reports   Police
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT    
  Media Requesting Information Technology Information Information Technology
Infrastructure Construction   Public Works and Engineering
Inspections and Public Service   Neighborhoods
  Administrative Hearing Procedures – Building & Standards Commission Panel Hearings Neighborhoods
  Administrative Hearing Procedures – Hearings Before Hearing Officer Neighborhoods
  Audio/Video CDs – Dangerous Buildings Administrative Hearings Neighborhoods
  Application for Extension - Expired Dangerous Building Administrative Orders Neighborhoods
  Application for Release of Hearing Order Documents Neighborhoods
  Building & Standards Commission Members Roster Neighborhoods
  Emergency Corrective Action Administrative Orders Neighborhoods
  Extension Approval Letters Neighborhoods
  Hearing Order Documents Neighborhoods
  Lien Assessment Review Applications Neighborhoods
  Lien Assessment Review Responses Neighborhoods
  Notice of Violation Neighborhoods
   Notice of Emergency Corrective Action Hearings Neighborhoods
International Communities   Neighborhoods
Investment Information (City of Houston)   City Controller
     
  J
Junk Vehicles   Neighborhoods
     
  L
Land Assemblage Program   Housing
Leadership Institute   Planning and Development
LEGAL DEPARTMENT    
  Legal Documents Legal
  Media Requesting Legal Department Information Legal
LIBRARY DEPARTMENT    
  Library Contracts Library
  Library Policies and Procedures Library
  Media Requesting Library Department Information Library
Lien Assessment Reviews   Neighborhoods
     
  M
MAYOR'S OFFICE    
  Statements from the Mayor Mayor's Office
  Media Requesting Mayor's Office Information Mayor's Office
  Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones Mayor's Office
  Economic Development Mayor's Office
Media Requesting    
  Fire Department Information Fire (Media)
  Fleet Management Information Fleet Management
  Health Department Information Health (Media)
  Human Resources Department Information Human Resources (Media)
  Information Technology Information Information Technology
  Legal Department Information Legal
  Library Department Information Library
  Mayor's Office Information Mayor's Office
  Media Requesting Municipal Court Information Municipal Courts (Media)
  Park Department Information Parks and Recreation
  Planning Department Information Planning and Development
  Police Department Information Police
  Public Works Department Information Public Works and Engineering
  Solid Waste Department Information Solid Waste Management
Minimum Lot Size   Planning and Development
Monthly Financial and Operating Reports   City Controller
Monthly Financial and Operating Reports   finopenrecordsrequest@houstontx.gov
Multifamily Housing Programs   Housing
MUNICIPAL COURTS    
  Clearance Letters Municipal Courts (Documents)
  Court Case Documents, Certified Copies of  (Traffic and other Municipal Code Violations) Municipal Courts (Documents)
  Media Requesting Municipal Court Information Municipal Courts (Media)
  Statistical and other data as specified by the requestor in Writing Municipal Courts (Documents)
Municipal Public/Private Partnership Projects   Housing
MWBE Program Information   Office of Business Opportunity
     
  N
NEIGHBORHOODS, DEPARTMENT OF    
  Anti-Gang Office Neighborhoods
  Citizen's Assistance Office (Mayor's) Neighborhoods
  Dangerous Buildings Neighborhoods
  Education Initiatives Office Neighborhoods
  Graffiti Neighborhoods
  Inspections & Public Service Neighborhoods
  ·      Administrative Hearing Procedures – Building & Standards Commission Panel Hearings Neighborhoods
  ·      Administrative Hearing Procedures – Hearings Before Hearing Officer Neighborhoods
  ·      Audio/Video CDs – Dangerous Buildings Administrative Hearings Neighborhoods
  ·      Application for Extension - Expired Dangerous Building Administrative Orders Neighborhoods
  ·      Application for Release of Hearing Order Documents Neighborhoods
  ·     Building & Standards Commission Members Roster Neighborhoods
  ·      Emergency Corrective Action Administrative Orders Neighborhoods
  ·      Extension Approval Letters Neighborhoods
  ·      Hearing Order Documents Neighborhoods
  ·      Lien Assessment Review Applications Neighborhoods
  ·      Lien Assessment Review Responses Neighborhoods
  ·      Notice of Violation Neighborhoods
  ·      Notice of Emergency Corrective Action Hearings Neighborhoods
  International Communities Neighborhoods
  Junk vehicles Neighborhoods
  Nuisances on Private Property Neighborhoods
  Open Vacant Buildings Neighborhoods
  People with Disabilities Office Neighborhoods
  Volunteer Initiatives Program Neighborhoods
  Weeded Lots Neighborhoods
Neighborhood Traffic Projects, Speed Humps   Public Works and Engineering
     
  O
Occupancy Records   Public Works and Engineering
Occupational Health Reports   Health (Environment)
Official Inquiries/Requests   Municipal Courts (Media)
Open Vacant Buildings   Neighborhoods
     
  P
Parking Ticket Docments   araopenrecordsrequest@houstontx.gov
PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT    
  Capital Improvement Projects Parks and Recreation
  Issues Parks and Recreation
  Master Plan Parks and Recreation
  Media Requesting Park Department Information Parks and Recreation
  Property and Facilities Maintenance  Parks and Recreation
Payment Information (Checks, Payment Vouchers)   City Controller
Payroll Information   araopenrecordsrequest@houstontx.gov
People with Disabilities Office   Neighborhoods
Permits    
  Building Permit Public Works and Engineering
  Burglar or Panic Alarm
Permit
Fire
  Commercial Permit araopenrecordsrequest@houstontx.gov
  Concealed Handgun Permit Police
  Dumpster Permit Solid Waste Management
  Food Permit Health (Food)
  Hazardous Material Permit Fire
  Sound Permit araopenrecordsrequest@houstontx.gov
Personnel Files   Human Resources (General)
PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT    
  Building Line Areas Planning and Development
  Geographic Information Systems Planning and Development
  Historic Preservation Planning and Development
  Leadership Institute Planning and Development
  Media Requesting Planning Department Information Planning and Development
  Minimum Lot Size Planning and Development
  Planning Commission Planning and Development
  Plat Information Planning and Development
  Subdivision Information Planning and Development
  Super Neighborhoods Planning and Development
POLICE DEPARTMENT    
  Accident Reports Police
  Arrest Records Police
  Call for Service Reports Police
  Crime Reports Police
  Criminal History Reports Police
  Incident and Offense Reports Police
  Media Requesting Police Department Information Police
Policies and Procedures   Human Resources (General)
Property Management and Maintenance of City of Houston Properties   General Services
Proposals and Applications for Federally Funded Projects   Housing
Public Finance   finopenrecordsrequest@houstontx.gov
PUBLIC WORKS AND ENGINEERING    
  Building Code Violations Public Works and Engineering
  Building Permits Public Works and Engineering
  Capital Improvement Plan Public Works and Engineering
  Infrastructure Construction Public Works and Engineering
  Media Requesting Public Works Department Information Public Works and Engineering
  Neighborhood Traffic Projects, Speed Humps Public Works and Engineering
  Occupancy Records Public Works and Engineering
  Real Estate Acquisitions and Sales, Appraisals Public Works and Engineering
  Speed Limit/Speed Zone Studies Public Works and Engineering
  Traffic Signal Timing and Maintenance Public Works and Engineering
  Utility Maintenance (Water and Wastewater) Public Works and Engineering
Purchasing and Contact Information   finopenrecordsrequest@houstontx.gov
     
  Q
Quarterly Investment Reports   City Controller
     
  R
Real Estate Acquisitions and Sales, Appraisals   Public Works and Engineering
Recreation and Community Center Programs and Facilities   Parks and Recreation
Recycling Program   Solid Waste Management
     
  S
SOLID WASTE DEPARTMENT    
  Media Requesting Solid Waste Department Information Solid Waste Management
  Solid Waste Services Solid Waste Management
  Recycling Program Solid Waste Management
  Solid Waste Service Schedule  
Speed Limit/Speed Zone Studies   Public Works and Engineering
Statements from the Mayor   Mayor's Office
Statistical and other Data as specified by the Requestor in Writing   Municipal Courts (Documents)
Subdivision Information   Planning and Development
Super Neighborhoods   Neighborhoods
Surface Water Pollution Reports   Health (Environment)
     
  T
Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones   Mayor's Office
Traffic Signal Timing and Maintenance   Public Works and Engineering
     
  U
Utility Maintenance (Water and Wastewater)   Public Works and Engineering
     
  V
Volunteer Initiatives Program   Neighborhoods
     
  W
Water and Wastewater Maintenance   Public Works and Engineering
Weeded Lots   Neighborhoods
William P. Hobby Airport   Aviation
Workforce Housing   Housing
     
     

See City of Houston Department Public Information Contacts below.

All requests must provide a return mailing address.

  ADMINISTRATION AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS

Francis X. Carmody
Assistant Director
Administration and Regulatory Affairs
611 Walker, 13th Floor
Houston, Texas 77002

Alternate Contacts: Tam Nguyen and Linda Garrison

Office: 713.226.2001
araopenrecordsrequest
@houstontx.gov

  • Franchise Agreements and Permit Information
  • 311 Service Requests, copies
  • Parking Violation (ticket) Documents
  • Payroll Information
  • Commercial Permits
  • Sound Permits

ARA - Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care

3200 Carr
Houston, TX 77026
Office: 713.229.7357
FAX: 832.393.8539

 

Tonia Brown -- tonia.brown@houstontx.gov
Administrative Assistant
611 Walker, 5th Floor
832.393.8541

 

Alternate Contact:

Bobbie Darden -- bobbie.darden@houstontx.gov

Administrative Manager

Houston, TX 77002

Office: 713.226.2017
FAX:713.837.9525

 

BARCopenrecordsrequest@houstontx.gov

 

  • BARC - General Information
  • Bite Cases
   
  AVIATION
Janice Robinson
TPIA Coordination
P.O. Box 60106
Houston, TX 77205-0106
281.233.1768
(FAX) 281.233.1859
has.tpia@houstontx.gov
Documents relating to airport Management, Operations, Planning, Designs, Construction, Property Acquisitions, Property Sales, Property Appraisals, Capital Improvement Plan, Contracts, Leases, & Agreements, Incidents and Accidents at:
  • George Bush International Airport
  • William P. Hobby Airport
  • Ellington Field
  • Houston Airport System
   
  CITY CONTROLLER
Shannan Nobles
Deputy Director/Administration
City of Houston
P.O. Box 1562
Houston, TX 77251
832.393.3403 (phone)
shannan.nobles@houstontx.gov
  • Records for Contracts
  • Annual Financial Reports
  • Monthly Financial and Operating Reports
  • Payment Information (Checks, Payment Vouchers)
  • Quarterly Investment Reports
  • City of Houston Investment Information
   
  CITY COUNCIL

Vernita Jones
900 Bagby, 1st Floor
Houston, TX 77002
832.393.0784
FAX: 832.393.0783
Vernita.jones@houstontx.gov

Brad Wray
900 Bagby, 1st Floor
Houston, TX 77002
832.393.0791
FAX: 832.393.0783
bradley.wray@houstontx.gov

  • Handles all documents pertaining to City Council offices such as: notes from committee meetings; correspondence between citizens and Council Member’s offices.
   
  CITY SECRETARY
Anna Russell
Office of the City Secretary
City Hall Annex
901 Bagby, Rm P101
Houston, TX 77002
832.393.1100
(FAX) 713.247.1907
anna.russell@houstontx.gov
  • Minutes and Records of City Council by Motion, Ordinance or Resolution
  • Council Agenda
  • Campaign and Expenditure Reports
  • Election Results
  • Bids for City Projects
  • Excerpts from the Building and Fire Codes
   
  FINANCE

Darian Ward
Mayor's Communications Office
City Hall
901 Bagby, 2nd Floor
Houston, Texas 77002

Office: 832.393.9020
finopenrecordsrequest@houstontx.gov

  • Annual Budget
  • Public Finance
  • Monthly Financial and Operating Reports
  • Purchasing and Contract Information
  • Bid Specifications
   
  FIRE
Houston Fire Department, Records
600 Jefferson, Ste. 800
Houston, TX 77002
FAX: 832.394.6883
hfdemsrec@houstontx.gov
  • Fire Code Information
  • Personnel Information
  • Hazardous Material Information

For Police/Accident Records, please
see Police contacts below

 

Martha Rodriguez
Customer Service Rep. II
Fire/EMS Records Division
600 Jefferson, Suite 800
Houston, TX 77002
832.394.6860
(FAX) 832.394.6883
martha.rodriguez@houstontx.gov
  • Citizens requesting their own EMS or fire records

Alicia Whitehead
Sr. Communications Specialist
HFD Public Information Office
600 Jefferson, Suite 600
Houston, TX 77002
832.394.6639
(FAX) 832.394.6689
alicia.whitehead@houstontx.gov
  • Media Requesting Information
   
  FLEET MANAGEMENT
Jedediah Greenfield
Public Information Officer
City Hall Annex, Public Level
900 Bagby Street
Houston, TX 77002
832.393.6910
(FAX) 832.393.6909
jedediah.greenfield@houstontx.gov
  • Official Inquiries
  • Open Records Requests
  • Media Questions
   
  GENERAL SERVICES
Public Information
City Hall Annex
900 Bagby, 2nd Floor
Houston, TX 77002
832.393.8118
(FAX) 832.395.9542
gsd.publicinfo@houstontx.gov

Design & Construction Division

  • Construction-related Documents
  • Contracts

Energy & Environmental Management Division

  • City of Houston electricity-related documents
  • Energy Management and Conservation

Property Management Division:

  • Records Relating to Property Management and Maintenance of City of Houston Properties
   
  HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Evelyn M. Phillips
Environmental Health
8000 North Stadium Drive
Houston, TX 77054
832.393.5112
(FAX) 832.393.5276
evelynm.phillips@houstontx.gov
  • Air Pollution Reports
  • Occupational Health Reports
  • Surface Water Pollution Reports
  • Hazardous, Medical and Liquid Waste Reports
 

Kathy Barton
Public/Media Affairs
8000 North Stadium
Houston, TX 77054
832.393.5045
(FAX) 713.794.9316
kathy.barton@houstontx.gov

Porfirio Villarreal
Public/Media Affairs
8000 North Stadium
Houston, TX 77054
832.393.5041
(FAX) 713.794.9316
porfirio.villarreal@houstontx.gov

  • Media Questions (TV, Radio, Newspaper, Public Officials)

Carolyn Gray
Consumer Health
8000 North Stadium
Houston, TX 77054
832.393.5045
(FAX) 832.393.5208

carolyn.gray@houstontx.gov

  • Food Establishment Reports

Michele Austin
Administrative Services Section
8000 North Stadium
Houston, TX 77054
832.393.5006
(FAX) 713.794.9316

michele.austin@houstontx.gov

  • All other Health Dept. Public Information Requests
   
  HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Jocklynn Keville

Public Information Officer

City of Houston – Housing and Community Development Department

601 Sawyer, Suite 400

Houston, Texas  77007

832.394.6190

jocklynn.keville@houstontx.gov

 

 

Lester Whiteing

Community Involvement Coordinator

City of Houston – Housing and Community Development Department

Housing and Community Development Department

601 Sawyer 4th Floor

Houston, Texas 77007

832.394.6271  

lester.whiteing@houstontx.gov

  • Public Facilities and Community Improvements
  • Supportive Services
  • Economic Development
  • Consolidated Plan and Budget Information
  • Requests for Proposals and Applications
   
  HOUSTON EMERGENCY CENTER
HEC Custodian of Records
P.O. Box 1562
Houston, TX 77251-1562
713.884.3664
FAX: 713.884.3943
hecrecords@houstontx.gov
  • HEC handles ONLY ... Event history Records ( CAD ), 911 CALLS for the City limits of Houston, Radio Dispatch and AVL / GPS. Also, HEC's retention period is six months for audio and one year for paper records.  
   
  HUMAN RESOURCES
Kevin Keifer
611 Walker, 4th Floor
Houston, TX 77002
832.393.6175
(FAX) 832.393.7205
hr.openrecords@houstontx.gov
  • TPIA requests
  • Personnel Files
  • Executive Orders, Policies and Procedures
  • Grievance / Civil Service Commission Documents and Records

David F. Smith
Communications Specialist Supervisor
611 Walker, A4
Houston, TX 77002
832.393.6160
(Fax) 713.837.9447
davidf.smith@houstontx.gov
  • Non-TPIA requests
  • Contact for Media, Public & Official Inquiries
  • Liaison to Mayor's Office
Please note: If you want to know the status of your job application, do not call the names above. You need to call the department for which you applied. You can find a list of contacts for each department at www.houstontx.gov/hr/applicationcontacts.htm.
   
  INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Jamil Whalen
Contract Administrator / PIO
Information Technology Dept.
611 Walker, 8th Floor
Houston, TX 77002
832.393.0220
jamil.whalen@houstontx.gov

 
   
  LEGAL
Legal Assistant for Public Information
Legal Department, General Counsel Division
City Hall Annex, 4th Floor
Houston, TX 77002
832.393.6444
(FAX) 832.393.6259
legal.publicinfo@houstontx.gov
  • Legal Documents
   
  LIBRARY
Roosevelt Weeks
Deputy Director,
Library Administration
500 McKinney
Houston, TX 77002
832.393.1327
(FAX) 832.393.1324
roosevelt.weeks@houstontx.gov
  • Library Policies and Procedures
  • Library Contracts
  • Library Administration
   
  MAYOR'S OFFICE
Darian Ward
Mayor's Communications Office
City Hall
901 Bagby, 2nd Floor
Houston, TX 77002
832.393.0804
(FAX) 832.393.0806
darian.ward@houstontx.gov
  • Information about the Office of the Mayor
  • Statements from the Mayor
  • Economic Development Division / Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones (TIRZ)
   
  MUNICIPAL COURTS
Gwendolyn Goins
Municipal Courts Department
1400 Lubbock, 2nd Floor - N223
Houston, TX 77002
713.247.4114
(FAX) 713.247.4775
gwendolyn.goins@houstontx.gov
  • Media Inquiries
  • Liaison to Mayor's Office, City Council, and Local / State / Federal Dignitaries
  • Official Inquiries / Requests

Erlinda Gamez / Maria Hernandez
Municipal Courts Department
1400 Lubbock
Director's Office, 2nd Floor - N203
Houston, TX 77002
713.247.5479
(FAX) 713.247.4775
court.record-request@houstontx.gov
  • Certified copies of court case documents (Traffic, parking tickets and other municipal code violations)
  • Listings from electronic files
  • Statistical and other data as specified by requestor in writing
  • Clearance letters
   
  NEIGHBORHOODS

Evangelina Vigil
Public Information Officer
P.O. Box 1562
Houston, TX 77002-1562
832.393.0832
evangelina.vigil@houstontx.gov

  • Inspection & Public Services (IPS)
  • Mayor’s Anti-Gang Office
  • Mayor’s Citizens' Assistance
  • Mayor’s Office of Education Initiatives
  • Mayor’s Office for People With Disabilities
  • Mayor’s Volunteer Initiatives Program
  • Office of International Communities

Evangelina Vigil
Public Information Officer
P.O. Box 1562
Houston, TX 77002-1562
832.393.0832
evangelina.vigil@houstontx.gov

  • Inspection & Public Services
    • Notice of Violation
    • Notice of Emergency Corrective Action Hearings
    • Emergency Corrective Action Administrative Orders
    • Building & Standards Commission Members Roster
    • Administrative Hearing Procedures – Building & Standards Commission Panel Hearings
    • Administrative Hearing Procedures – Hearings Before Hearing Officer
    • Audio/Video CDs – Dangerous Buildings Administrative Hearings
    • Application for Extension - Expired Dangerous Building Administrative Orders
    • Extension Approval Letters
    • Application for Release of Hearing Order Documents
    • Hearing Order Documents
    • Lien Assessment Review Applications
    • Lien Assessment Review Responses
    • Super Neighborhoods
   
  OFFICE OF BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY

Tanya Makany-Rivera
Public Information Officer
P.O. Box 1562
Houston, TX 77002-1562
832.393.0623
(FAX) 713.837.9055
tanya.makany-rivera@houstontx.gov

  • MWBE Program Information
  • Contract Compliance Information
  • City Workforce Data
   
  PARKS AND RECREATION
Don Whitaker
2999 S. Wayside
Houston, TX 77023
832.395.7016
(FAX) 832.395.7182
hpardrecords@houstontx.gov
  • Correspondence regarding Park Issues
  • Maintenance Records of Park Property and Facilities
  • Parks Master Plan
  • Recreation and Community Center Programs and Facilities
  • Capital Improvement Projects (Time lines, Development, Costs, etc.) Grant Projects
   
  PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
Patricia Benavides
P.O. Box 1562
Houston, TX 77251
713.837.7715
(FAX) 713.837.7703
patricia.benavides@houstontx.gov
  • City of Houston Geographic Information Systems
  • Historic Preservation
  • Leadership Institute
  • Minimum lot size and building line areas
  • Plats
   
  POLICE

Public Affairs Division
1200 Travis, 21st Floor
Houston, TX 77002
713-308-3200
(FAX) 713.308.3260

For more information go to the Police Dept. Public Information webpage

  • Calls for Service
  • Uniform Crime Reports
  • Accident Reports
  • Incident and Offense Reports
  • Arrest Records
  • Criminal History Reports
   
  PUBLIC WORKS AND ENGINEERING
Roberto Medina
Dept. of Public Works and Engineering
611 Walker, Suite 2558
Houston, TX 77002
832.395.2456
(FAX) 832.395.2471
roberto.medina@houstontx.gov
  • Utility Maintenance (Water and Wastewater)
  • Building Permits
  • Building Code Violations
  • Occupancy Records
  • Real Estate Acquisitions and Sales, Appraisals
  • Capital Improvement Plan
  • Infrastructure Construction
  • Neighborhood Traffic Projects, Speed Humps
  • Speed Limit / Speed Zone Studies
  • Traffic Signal Timing and Maintenance
   
  SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT

Irma Reyes

611 Walker, 12th Floor

Houston, TX 77002

832.393.0475

irma.reyes@houstontx.gov

  • Solid Waste Service Schedule