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Animal Control Handbook - 2015

Bail Bond Handbook - 2014

Financial Disclosure for County Officials in Texas - 2015  

Laws for County Officials - 2014 ​

Oath and Bond Requirements for County Officials - 2015

Open Meetings Act - 2015

Public Finance Handbook for Texas Counties - 2014

Public Information Act - 2014

Special and Dedicated Funds - 2014


Short Answers to Common Questions

Burn Ban, Regulation of Fireworks and Declaration of Local Disaster - 2013

Campaign Signs On County Roads - 2013

Cemeteries and Pauper Burial - 2013

Keeping the County Scenic: Junkyards, visual Aesthetic Standards, Public Nuisance, Graffiti, Litter and Amateur Radio Antennas - 2014

Mass Gatherings - 2013

Salary Grievance Committee - 2014

Sexually Oriented Businesses - 2013

Stock Law - 2013

Vacancies - 2013

​Web Posting Requirements for Counties - 2015


Burn Ban/Fireworks Orders

1. Adoption of County Burn Ban

    a. Attorney General's Opinion GA-0930

2.  Declaration of Local Disaster

   a. April 11, 2014, Proclamation Extending Drought Emergency

   b. June 17, 2013, Proclamation Extending Drought Emergency 

   c. May 20, 2013, Proclamation Extending Drought Emergency 

3. Regulating Fireworks

   a. 49 CFR 173.56

   b. 49 CFR 173.100

   c. 2015-2016 Fireworks Calendar


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