Open Records - HPWOR1002
Houston Public Works
Open Records

1002 Washington Ave., 2nd Floor
Houston, TX 77002

8 am to 4 pm
Plan Review
Not Required
Not Required
Not Required
$1.00 for records only. $10.00 for an appearance in court. $40.00 Federal subpoena and an appearance is required in court.
Processing Time


Subpoenas or requests for discovery that are issued in compliance with a statute or a rule of civil or criminal procedures are not considered to be requests for public information.

After Approval

Customers will be notified via email, facsimile, postal mail, or by telephone that the information requested is either ready for pick-up or review. Use the link given to set up an appointment: All public information may be reviewed or picked-up between the office hours of 8am - 5pm by making an appointment online.

Statutory Authority
What You Need

Subpoena submitted by a Process Server with the apporate fee, addressed to 1002 Washington Avenue, Houston, Texas 77002.

Apply in Person

All subpoenas (with the exception of Grand Jury subpoenas) must be delievered to Open Records by a Process Server to 1002 Washington Avenue, 2nd Floor, Houston, Texas 77002

Apply by Mail

Only Grand Jury subpoenas may be mailed addressed to:

City of Houston
Attention: Custodian of Records
1002 Washington Avenue
Houston, Texas 77002

Apply by Fax

Only Grand Jury subpoenas may be faxed to (832)-395-9620