It is the policy of City to protect the confidential nature of social security numbers disclosed to the City in connection with the provision of city services.
Disclosure of a SSN is requested from an individual in connection with providing city services. Although a SSN is not required in order to establish or obtain city services, if an individual fails to provide a SSN, the City will require a deposit in lieu of disclosure. Further disclosure of an individual's SSN is governed by the Public Information Act (Chapter 552 of the Texas Government Code) and other applicable law.
A SSN is used only as necessary in connection with providing city services, including, but not limited to:
(1) As a means of identifying an individual;
(2) for internal verification or administrative purposes;
(3) to perform a credit check, and
(4) for debt collection purposes.
The City restricts access to a SSN to those city employees who need access in order to perform a specific job.
City records are disposed of in accordance with the state and federal law, the provisions of the Local Government Code, and the administrative rules adopted under its authority.