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    News Article | July 20, 2022

    Commissioners Court

    Legal Guidance

    "Our commissioners court meetings have felt a little chaotic lately without many procedural guidelines. We'd like to implement some rules, but we don't know where to begin. Can TAC help?"

    Does TAC Legal Services have guidelines for running commissioners court meetings?

    ​Yes. TAC Legal Services recently created a new handbook, Commissioners Court Meetings Procedure and Decorum. Texas law doesn't dictate what parliamentary procedure a commissioners court must follow. Many counties adopt Robert's Rules of Order, but these can be quite complicated and at times may conflict with Texas Law. The new guide offers a simplified approach to procedures to follow during commissioners court regular or special called meetings. If you prefer a physical copy of the guide, you may request one using our Legal Publications Order Form.