Public Information Request

The Public Information Act governs information that a governmental body collects, assembles or maintains and states that the information is, in general, either open to all members of the public or closed to all members of the public.

When making a request for public information, please keep in mind that some information may accrue a cost to process. Should we determine that your request will be in excess of $40, a cost estimate will be provided to you. For more information about the Public Information Act (PDF), please visit the Texas Attorney General’s website.

In accordance with the Texas Public Information Act, Public Information requests must be submitted in writing. Please use the links below for requests for records from the police department.  Please note, that we only process requests for police department records. Upon receipt, we will begin processing your request in the order received. Requests should be for documents, or other information that is already in existence. We are not required to answer questions, perform legal research, or comply with a continuing request to supply information on a periodic basis. We may, however, ask for clarification of requests if it is uncertain as to what is being requested. Some records may be exempt from disclosure by law.

Pursuant to Chapter 552.001 et seq:
The City Manager has designated the City Secretary as the recipient of all requests for public information held by the City of Kaufman. The Public Information Request Form can be found here.  Please fill out, scan, and e-mail to, or fax to the attention of the City Secretary at 972-932-6288.

For Public Information Requests concerning the Kaufman Police Department, please be advised that the Chief of Police has designated Robin Smith as the recipient of all requests.  E-mail your completed form to or fax it to her at 972-932-7526.