Offices of General Counsel

Open Records


The  Texas Public Information Act  (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552) entitles each person to complete information about the affairs of government and the official acts of public officials and employees, unless otherwise expressly provided by law.  The University of Texas System is committed to providing customer-friendly service when responding to requests for public information.   

Make a Request

A request for public information from UT System Administration should be directed to:

By Mail:

Mr. Daniel H. Sharphorn 
Vice Chancellor and General Counsel
The University of Texas System 
201 West 7th Street 
Austin, Texas 78701-2982

By Electronic Mail:

(Subject line of email should read: TPIA)

By Fax:

(512) 499-4523

By Hand Delivery:

Attn: Ana Vieira
201 West 7th Street, ASH 6th Floor 
Austin, Texas 78701

If you have questions, please contact Ana Vieira at (512) 499-4563.

Sample Written Request for Information. (PDF)

Learn more about the requestor's rights and government responsibilities. (PDF)

UTS139 sets forth procedures UT System follows for complying with the TPIA.

For more information about the TPIA or open records requests, you may wish to refer to the Office of the Attorney General's  Public Information Handbook .