Records

Open Records Requests

Texas Local Government Code Chapter 552 defines and regulates the release of public information by government entities. To read the statute in its entirety, please click this LINK. The City of Westworth Village processes information requests and charges corresponding fees in accordance with LGC 552. Requests must be made in writing and will not be completed until payment is received. 

Click this LINK to the Open Records Request Form. 

Requests for City Hall records must be submitted to the City Secretary's office, by one of these methods:

  • Postal Mail or In-person delivery - Brandy Barrett, City Secretary, 311 Burton Hill Road, Westworth Village, TX 76114
  • Email – bbarrett@cityofwestworth.com
  • Fax - 817-710-2501
  • You will be notified of associated fees prior to completion of your request.  Payment may be made by cash, check, or money order payable to the City of Westworth Village. 

Requests for Police Department records must be submitted to Natalie Paolino, by one of these methods: 

  • Postal Mail or In-person delivery – Natalie Paolino, Westworth Village Police Dept, 311 Burton Hill Road, Westworth Village, TX 76114
  • Email – npaolino@cityofwestworth.com
  • Fax - 817-738-0535
  • You will be notified of associated fees prior to completion of your request.  Payment may be made by cash, check, or money order payable to the City of Westworth Village.
  • Accident Reports can be purchased online from the State of Texas website:  https://cris.dot.state.tx.us/public/Purchase/

 

The State of Texas maintains the records retention schedule, which the City of Westworth Village follows as mandated.   Therefore, keep in mind the following when making Police and Court Document request:

  • Class C Court Records are only held for 90 days once the court docket is closed or after the completion of judge’s orders.   
  • Records are searched for based on the information you provide. If no records are located, you should confirm that you contacted the correct municipality and/or provided accurate information to search.
  • If you requested a specific case number, please verify the accuracy of the requested number, or provide additional information with which to search the records system.
  • Accident Reports can be purchased online from the State of Texas website: https://cris.dot.state.tx.us/public/Purchase/
  • Class C Arrest Records for misdemeanors and unclassified violations of state law or local ordinance punishable by fine only (including arrest reports and citations) are destroyed 6 months after the release or transfer to another agency.
  • If this was for a Class B or above arrest record, and we were unable to locate a record based on the information provided, providing additional data in future request could be beneficial (Date of Birth, ID numbers, Location, Dates and Times of the arrest etc).
  • If this request is regarding a current pending case, please contact the appropriate Court or Prosecuting Attorney for assistance, as information relating to open cases may not fall under the Public Information Act.
  • If the arrest was made in conjunction with a traffic stop due to warrants from other agencies, contact the agency that maintained the warrant for information.

 

NOTICE: As part of the unprecedented response to coronavirus in Texas, and in light of the Governor’s disaster declaration, most of the administrative departments of the City of Westworth Village are minimally staffed by a skeleton crew or involved directly in the public health or epidemic response. The City has very limited access to its records to respond to public information requests at this time.   This notice has been posted on the City’s website.  During the period this notice is posted, the City of Westworth Village is not considered to be open for business for purposes of the time deadlines under the Texas Public Information Act.

In accordance with the guidance issued by the Office of the Texas Attorney General, this is not a “business day” for purposes of Chapter 552 of Texas Government Code, the Public Information Act, and all PIA related processes are currently paused. On the date that the City resumes “business days” under more normal operations, all previously received requests will resume processing and any requests submitted during the skeleton crew day period will be officially noted as being received and begin being processed.  Please submit your request and we will continue to work diligently to process them as time and staffing allows.

Thank you for your understanding.