Texas Government Code, Chapter 552, gives you the right to access government records. All government information is presumed to be available to the public, although exceptions may apply to the disclosure of some information.
You can submit an open records request by mail, fax, in person or using our online FYI Open Records Tool. With this tool you can make requests and track the progress online.FYI Open Records Tool
Other options are:
By mailOpen Records Section
In personOpen Records Section
If you need special accommodation pursuant to the Americans With Disabilities Act, please contact our Workplace Accommodations Coordinator at 512-475-3560.
A great deal of information is available here on Comptroller.Texas.Gov. You may be able to find what you are looking for without submitting a request. On the home page, the Business Center has links to:
If you are selling your business or buying a business from someone else, you will likely need a Certificate of No Tax Due. Read about buying or selling businesses.
To request a certificate, send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Need help finding your taxpayer number or other information? Here are some search tools by tax type:
You can access Hotel Occupancy Tax data using our Secure Information and File Transfer (SIFT) site. To use SIFT, you'll need to set up an account. After that, you may log in to view and download information at your convenience.
The Comptroller's office posts data files to the state's Open Data Portal. You can view data online, search for specific subsets of records and download files. Below is a list of some of the Comptroller data files available on the site.
We encourage you to spend time learning how the site works and browsing information available to the public. If you have any technical questions about how to use the platform, please visit the Socrata Client Center.
In 2015, the Texas Legislature passed House Bill 855, which requires state agencies to publish a list of the three most commonly used Web browsers on their websites. The Texas Comptroller’s most commonly used Web browsers are Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Apple Safari.