Houston Forensic Science Center: Saving Evidence and Saving Lives

Houston Forensic Science Center: Saving Evidence and Saving Lives

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PIA Request Form

To request public information, please complete the PIA form below or send an email to pia@houstonforensicscience.org Requests can also be mailed or delivered to:

  • Houston Forensic Science Center
  • Attn: Public Information Officer
  • 1301 Fannin Street, Suite 170
  • Houston, Texas 77002


HFSC’s Public Information Office/Communications Division is led by Ramit Plushnick-Masti. She is available to respond to media questions, arrange for interviews and fulfill requests submitted under the Texas Public Information Act. HFSC is committed to transparency and encourages media interviews with center experts and executives.

Media Relations

Media resources are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Open Government

As a local government corporation, the Houston Forensic Science Center is subject to Texas’ public information law and can provide many records related to its operations. Public access to such records is governed by Texas Government Code Chapter 552, known as the Texas Public Information Act or PIA. The rights of people requesting information under the PIA, the responsibilities of governmental bodies responding to such requests and procedures to obtain the information are summarized on the Texas Attorney General’s website at the Public Information Act in English and Ley de Información Pública in Spanish. The Texas Attorney General’s 2016 Public Information Handbook contains the text of the PIA along with explanations of the statute’s provisions. To request information, please fill out the online form or send an email to pia@houstonforensicscience.org.