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Open Records Request
According to Texas state law, Government Code Chapter 552 the City of Seabrook operates as an open government and information and records are subject to the Open Records Act. The purpose of the Open Records Act is to maintain the people's control over the instruments they have created. The Act requires the Office of the Attorney General to construe the Act liberally in favor of open government. 

If you would like to request records or document via the Open Records Act please download and complete the City of Seabrook Open Records Request

External Request Procedure
All information requests by the public for official documents from the City of Seabrook should be directed through the City Secretary's Office. We make every effort to supply this information as quickly as possible. If the information cannot be produced for inspection or duplication within 10 business days after the request is made, the City of Seabrook will certify in writing a reasonable time when the information will be made available.  PLEASE NOTE: It is possible that requests sent by email could be blocked by the City's Firewall.  If you do not receive a response to your request or some other form of communication about your request from the City within 10 business days of your request, please call the Office of the City Secretary at 281-291-5663 or 281-291-5736.

Production of Records
Records are normally available in paper form. The requestor will be notified when the records are available so he/she can arrange to pick up the records from City Hall. Records that are available electronically will be sent by this method when requested and if an email address has been provided.

Records consisting of more than five (5) pages cannot be sent by fax. Faxes cannot be sent to long distance numbers unless the charges are prepaid.  

Records can be sent by mail, provided the requester prepays all charges, including postage and handling.

Availability of Records
The City of Seabrook Municipal Code and all approved minutes of the City Council meetings from 1987 to present and all city ordinances and resolutions are available for review with in Municode

City Council and city board/commission/committee minutes for the previous 12 months are also available within Municode

Current agendas, minutes and public notices can be found with the website's Agenda Center

Information Denied
Under the Open Records Act and Public Information Act there are a number of exceptions to the requirement that the public be granted access to any information by a governmental body. Please contact the City Secretary's Office more information at (281) 291.5663.

Charges for Open Records
The city does not provide written transcripts of minutes. You may request a CD or audiocassette. Please see below for Open Record Request charges.

Standard-size paper copies
$ .10 per page
Paper copies larger than 11x17
Actual Cost
Audio Cassettes

$3 per tape

CD

$2 each

Microfiche paper copies

$.10 per page

Remote document
Retrieval charge
Acutal Cost
Local FAX
$.10 per page
Long distance FAX (same area code)
$.50 per page
Long distance FAX (different area code)
$ 1.00 per page
Postage
Acutal Cost
Handling fee (mail)
$2.00
Retrieval from storage
Actual Cost

Labor/Clerical
Actual time incurred in locating, compiling, manipulating data and copying for 50 copies or more or if documents are retrieved off site)

$15 per hour
Labor/Programming
$25 per hour

Overhead
If labor is charged

20%
Bound City Documents
Budgets
$20.00
City Charter
$10.00
City Maps
Actual Cost
Comprehensive Audit and Financial Report
$20.00
Comprehensive Master Plan
$25.00
Zoning Ordiance
$15.00



Office of the City Secretary
1700 First St.
Seabrook, TX 77586

Ph: (281) 291.5663
Ph: (281) 291.5736
Fx: (281) 291.5690

City Secretary
Robin Hicks

Asst. City Secretary
Meredith Brant
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