Public Information Requests

Requesting Public Records

The City of Forney has established guidelines in accordance with the Texas Public Information Act to ensure that all records in the possession of and pertaining to the operation of the governmental body are available to the public through a systematic and centralized process.

The City Secretary and Police Department have the authority for releasing records in accordance with the Texas Public Information Act.

Procedures to Obtain Information

In accordance with the Texas Public Information Act, Public Information requests must be submitted in writing. Requests should be for documents or other information already in existence. 

The City of Forney is not required to answer questions, perform legal research or comply with a continuing request to supply information on a periodic basis. The City of Forney may, however, ask for clarification of requests if it is uncertain as to what is being requested. Some records of the City of Forney may be exempt from disclosure.

To submit an Open Records request, please use our Public Information Request Portal

For any further questions, contact the City Secretary, Rosa Rios.

Open Record - 2023/2024 Processing Schedule

Beginning Monday, October 2, 2023, the City of Forney will move to a 4-day work week with working hours of 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  However, open records will continue to be electronically processed/accepted Monday-Friday within the hours noted below unless designated as a City and/or State-recognized holiday and otherwise noted on the Holiday Schedule detailed further below.

  • Monday-Thursday:  7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (City Offices Open unless otherwise noted below.)
  • Friday:  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (City Offices Closed but recognized as a City Business Day.)

The 2023/2024 Holiday Schedule is available here: Holiday Schedule