Public Information Cost Estimate Model

Pursuant to section 552.2615 of the Public Information Act (the PIA), chapter 552 of the Government Code, if a request for information under the PIA will result in charges of more than $40, a governmental body must send a cost estimate to the requestor before doing any work on the request. To assist governmental bodies in writing cost estimates that comply with section 552.2615, the Open Records Division of the Office of the Attorney General provides the following Public Information Cost Estimate Model. Please be aware, however, that to use this Public Information Cost Estimate Model most efficiently, you should be familiar with the cost rules under the Public Information Act. THE ACCURACY OF THE ESTIMATE GENERATED BY THIS PROGRAM IS DEPENDANT UPON THE ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION ENTERED BY THE USER. For any questions or suggestions regarding the Public Information Cost Estimate Model, or any other cost-related issues, please contact our toll-free Cost Hotline at 1-888-OR COSTS (1-888-672-6787). For all other questions related to the Public Information Act, please contact our toll-free Open Government Hotline at 1-877-OPEN TEX (1-877-673-6839).

TERMS OF USE

PLEASE NOTE that this Public Information Cost Estimate Model is provided for illustrative purposes only. It is intended to assist the public and governmental entities in estimating costs associated with Public Information Requests. Users of the Public Information Cost Estimate Model should not rely solely on the Public Information Cost Estimate Model when producing cost estimates. The users of the Public Information Cost Estimate Model are responsible for checking the accuracy, completeness, currency and/or suitability of all information, content, and results. Office of the Attorney General makes no representations as to the accuracy, completeness, currency, or suitability of the information provided via this Public Information Cost Estimate Model.

This information and content is not legal advice and may not be relied upon as an opinion of the Office of the Attorney General on any subject matter.

The materials are provided for public use on computer systems located within the State of Texas and for the use and benefit of citizens of Texas. Any person choosing to use this system or seeking access to information, Public Information Cost Estimate Model, content, or materials on this system agrees to these terms and agrees to be subject to Texas jurisdiction. Any dispute arising therefrom shall be decided solely under Texas law and in the Travis County, Texas District Court.

THE STATE OF TEXAS DISCLAIMS ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY IN PROVIDING FOR PUBLIC USE ITS COMPUTER SYSTEM AND ANY MATERIALS, INFORMATION, GRAPHICS, PRODUCTS, CONTENT OR PROCESSES CONTAINED THEREIN. IT MAKES NO WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, NOR ASSUMES ANY RESPONSIBILITY IN THE USE OF THIS SERVICE OR ITS CONTENTS FOR ITS ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENCY, ITS USE FOR ANY GENERAL OR PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NOR THAT SUCH ITEMS OR USE OF SUCH ITEMS WOULD NOT VIOLATE OR INFRINGE RIGHTS OF OTHERS. THIS SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON A STRICTLY "AS IS" BASIS.

Users understand and agree that the use of any materials, information, graphics, products, content or processes contained within the Public Information Cost Estimate Model does not affect, in any way, users' obligations under the Public Information Act, including those enumerated in subchapters E, F, and G of the PIA (Tex. Gov't Code 552.221 through 552.308).

For any questions regarding this information, please contact our toll-free Cost Hotline at 1-888-OR COSTS (1-888-672-6787). For all other questions related to the Public Information Act, please contact our toll-free Open Government Hotline at 1-877-OPEN TEX (1-877-673-6839).

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The Public Information Cost Estimate Model will calculate costs associated with a request for copies of information, but not a request to inspect information. For questions about estimating costs when a requestor asks to inspect information, please call our toll-free Cost Hostline at 1-888-OR COSTS (1-888-672-6787).

 

 

 

Revised: November 13 2013