Mask Mandate Enforcement

Megan Fletcher filed this request with the Austin Police Department of Austin, TX.
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From: Megan Fletcher

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

All records concerning individual mask mandate violations, including memos, aggregate data, and tickets, between July 2, 2020 and March 2, 2021.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.


Megan Fletcher

From: Austin Police Department

Dear Megan Fletcher:

Thank you for your interest in the public records of the Austin Police Department. Your request has been received and is being processed. Your request was received in this office on 3/16/2021 and given the reference number R055093-031621 for tracking purposes.
Please be advised that the Austin Police Department’s Central Records Division receives over 2500 requests for information a month. These requests are processed in the order received, and we strive to respond to each request promptly, as required by law.
Please know that, as a result of the large volume of requests received, the anticipated timeframe for responding to your request is approximately 45-60 business days.
You will be contacted about the availability and/or provided with copies of the records requested. PLEASE NOTE: The Texas Public Information Act does not require a governmental body to create new information, to do legal research, or to answer questions.
You can monitor the progress of your request at the link below and you’ll receive an email when your request has been completed. Again, thank you for using the Austin Public Records Center.
Austin Police Department


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Hello Megan,
You'll need to reach out to the City's municipal court for citation data. I know we have some data about mask calls for service, but am not certain when we began tracking them. I'll reach out to the Communications Unit to see if they can provide that.

To monitor the progress or update this request please log into the Austin Public Records Center (

From: Austin Police Department

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I've uploaded a record for the APD mask calls for service. You can access the spreadsheet up to two times before you max out and we have to reset the counter. Just let me know if that happens - it's an easy fix. There is a quirk in the system where double clicking the attachment counts as two downloads so just be aware of that.
As I mentioned, you'll want to get with the city's municipal court on citation data.
I'm going to proceed with closing out your request, but you are welcome to reach back out if you have questions or run into a problem accessing the responsive information.
Thank you,