Public Information Requests

The Texas Public Information Act gives the public the right, under most circumstances, to request access to information created by government entities.  As the Records Management Officer of the City, the City Secretary oversees all requests for public information and is responsible for coordinating with all departments to ensure that requests for information are processed in a timely manner in accordance with the Texas Public Information Act.  The Act allows up to 10 business days for the City to produce records or respond to a request for information, but we strive to do so as quickly as possible.  In order to expedite the processing of your request, please ensure that the request is clear and detailed.

The following methods may be used to request information:

  • Submit your request in person at the City Secretary’s Office located in City Hall, 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, TX 76548 or at the Harker Heights Police Department located at 402 Indian Trail, Harker Heights, TX 76548 for police related records.
  • Submit your request thorough our Online Form.
    This is the preferred method and ensures that request can be properly routed, as well as ensuring that the request does not get blocked or filtered by the City's email server.
     
  • You may also click to download the Public Information Request Form to submit your request by mail at the following address:

    City Secretary's Office
    Attn: Records
    305 Miller's Crossing
    Harker Heights, TX 76548

PLEASE NOTE:  Only requests received by the City of Harker Heights using one of the methods listed above is considered a formal request for information.  Requests received by other means may not receive a response in accordance with Section 552.234 of the Texas Government Code. 

You can find more information about the Public Information Act by downloading the following file.
Public Information Act (English) or Public Information Act (Spanish)

 

Police Related Requests

Accident/Crash Reports:

You may obtain a copy of your accident report online at:     

 

Background Checks:

No cost for Harker Heights Residents (must have current driver’s license that shows a Harker Heights address)

$5.00 for Non-Residents

Complete and sign the Local Background Check Authorization Form and return it to the Harker Heights Police Department at 402 Indian Trail Drive, Harker Heights, TX 76548.

Body Worn Camera Video Recordings:

To request these recordings, you must fill out this form (BWC Video Request) in its entirety. The information on the form is required under Texas Occupations Code, Section 1701.661. Provision of this information does not guarantee that such footage will be released as some footage may contain confidential information. The cost for body worn camera video footage (Texas Administrative Code, Section 70.13) is as follows:

$10.00 per recording responsive to the request for information

$1.00 per full minute of body worn camera video or audio footage responsive to the request

$3.00 per DVD

Redaction may also be needed to redact confidential information from the video if we are able to release the video to you. Labor costs will vary based on the amount of confidential information in the video. A cost estimate will be provided to you prior to any work being done.