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Open Records Policy

TxDMV's policy is to provide you with the fullest possible access to public information. If you wish to request records under the Texas Public Information Act, please refer to the following requirements and guidelines.

  • Requests must be made in writing. Telephone requests are not considered open records requests.
     
  • If you would like a response, please include your name, address, telephone number and a clear description of the records you are requesting in all open records requests.

  • Written requests should be mailed to "Att: Open Records Request, Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, 4000 Jackson Ave., Austin, Texas, 78731. Requests also can be delivered in person to this address.
     
  • E-mail requests will be accepted when sent through web site in accordance with 43 TAC Chapter 207. To send an open records request now, please use our Open Records Request Page.
     
  • If the cumulative amount of personnel time spent complying with requests for public information from the same requestor exceeds 36 hours per fiscal year, TxDMV will provide the requestor with a bill reflecting the estimated total cost, including materials, personnel time, and overhead expenses, necessary to comply with the request (Government Code, Section 552.275). This does not apply to most news media or publically funded non-profit legal services organizations.

For questions on how to submit a request for motor carrier open records call (512) 465-3500.

For information regarding driver license records and commercial license information, please contact www.dps.texas.gov or dial 512-424-2080.

TxDMV is under no legal obligation to respond if the requirements of the Public Information Act are not followed. For questions about the Public Information Act, please consult the Web site of the Texas Office of Attorney General, Open Records Division.