UTIMCO is committed to responding to requests for public information promptly. Information maintained by UTIMCO is public unless it is confidential by law or falls within an exception to the Texas Public Information Act. UTIMCO has a designated Public Information Coordinator (Carolina de Onis) to handle requests for information.
Texas Public Information Act
Under the Texas Public Information Act (the Act), each person is entitled to complete information about the affairs of government and the official acts of public officials and employees, unless otherwise expressly provided by law. An open records request is a request for public information contained in the files or records of a Texas governmental body. The Attorney General of the State of Texas has ruled that UTIMCO is a governmental body for purposes of the Texas Public Information Act. For more information about the Texas Public Information Act or open records requests, you may wish to refer to the Office of the Attorney General's website.
Open Records Request Procedures
Requests for records under the Texas Public Information Act must be in writing and may be sent by electronic mail, mailed, hand delivered, or faxed. Requests sent by electronic mail must be submitted to the Public Information Coordinator via the electronic forms provided on this page. The forms can be found here:
Requests to be mailed or hand-delivered should be addressed to:
- Public Information Coordinator
- 210 West 7th Street, Suite 1700
- Austin, Texas 78701
Requests by facsimile should be addressed to the Public Information Coordinator and faxed to 512-225-1662. When a request is made for the Private Markets reports, UTIMCO will respond with the most current data available.
In order to ensure that you receive the information you request, please include the following in your submission:
- Your name and mailing address, fax number, and email address and your preferred method of receiving a response (for our response).
- Your telephone number (should we need to contact you with questions).
- A list or description of the specific information you are requesting, including time periods. Try to be as specific as possible about the information you are seeking.
Costs And Billing
Charges for copies of public information are set by the Office of the Attorney General. In general, if the number of standard copies in your request is less than 50 pages, the charge will be $0.10 per page or part of a page. If the number of standard copies in your request is more than 50 pages, the charge will be $0.10 per page or part of a page plus personnel costs necessary to locate, compile and copy the documents. Each side that has recorded information is considered a page. Additional charges may be assessed for nonstandard copy and will also include related postal and shipping expenses.
If the charge for fulfilling your request exceeds $40.00, UTIMCO will provide you with a written itemized statement of estimated charges and indicate if a less costly alternative is available. You must respond in writing within 10 business days after the estimate is sent that you either accept the charges, are modifying your request in response to the estimate, have sent, or are sending, a complaint regarding the charges to the Attorney General, or that you desire the less costly alternative. If no written response is receive within the specified time, your request will be considered withdrawn.
If the estimated charge is more than $100.00, UTIMCO will generally require prepayment or the posting of a bond before providing the information. If the required prepayment or bond is not received within 10 days after the estimate is sent, your request will be considered withdrawn. If you have an unpaid balance of more than $100.00 from a previous request for which you accepted the itemized statement of estimated charges, you will be required to pay the previous balance as well as the prepayment or bond.