Public Information Request and Procedures

Before you submit your request for public information, it is important to determine the proper elected official or county department that would have your information.

The Open Government Division primarily processes requests for county departments. Some elected officials and appointed members are the custodians of their own records. Please scroll down for a list of those offices and contact information.

OFFICES THAT PROCESS THEIR OWN PIRs PIRs THAT ARE PROCESSED BY  THE OPEN GOVERNMENT DIVISION
If you are seeking Public Information from one of the elected or appointed officials listed in the chart below, please contact them directly. These elected officials and department heads provide Public Information for their own offices.
If you are seeking Public Information from a county office not listed on below, please email your request to open.records@co.hidalgo.tx.us or use our Request for Public Information Form (fillable PDF form) 

Please note that you are not required to use the form, the Act only requires that the request be submitted in writing.

We will process your request as promptly as possible.

Below is a list of the elected & appointed officials who provide their own Public Information Requests; the types of information they may have available; and how to best contact their offices.


  OFFICE           PUBLIC INFORMATION AVAILABLE      CONTACT
Criminal District Attorney Hot Checks and HIDTA.  P: 956-292-7600
F: 956-318-2301
County Clerk Marriage Licenses, Birth and Death Records, Official Recordings, Probate, Criminal background checks, Property Deeds, Property Titles, Property Liens, Sheriff Deeds, Civil and County Court-at-Law cases, and Commissioners Court minutes. 100 N. Closner - 1st Floor
P.O. Box 58
Edinburg, TX 78539
P: 956-318-2100
P: 956-318-2811
F: 956-318-2105
District Clerk Civil and Criminal cases, Appeals, Child Support,
Divorce Decrees, and Grand Jury inquiries.
100 N. Closner
P.O. Box 87
Edinburg, TX 78539
P: 956-318-2200
F: 956-318-2251
Sheriff Mugshots, Jail Bookings, Case Reports, 911 calls,
Dashcam video, Estray Notices, and Incident Reports.
711 E. Cibolo Road
Edinburg, TX 78542
P: 956-383-8114
F: 956-393-6179
public.info@hidalgoso.org
Tax Assessor-Collector Tax Liens, Property Tax, and Vehicle Registration. 2804 US Hwy. 281
Edinburg, TX 78539
P: 956-318-2157
F: 956-318-2733
TAX.IT@hidalgocountytax.org
Elections Department Elections data and results, Campaign Treasurer and contributions, voter registration, Maps and Map Books. 213 S. Closner Blvd.
Edinburg, TX 78539
P: 956-318-2570
F: 956-393-2039
elections@co.hidalgo.tx.us
Drainage District #1 Drainage Projects. 902 Doolittle Road
Edinburg, TX 78542
P: 956-292-7080
F: 956-292-7089
jaime.salazar@hcdd1.org