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    News Article | July 20, 2022

    Open Meetings Act

    Legal Guidance

    "An individual from out of town is regularly attending commissioners court meetings and filming everything on their phone. Is that allowed?"

    May a member of the public film an open meeting?

    Yes. Section 551.023 of the Open Meetings Act gives the public the right to record open meetings with a recorder or a camera. The court’s authority to adopt reasonable rules to maintain order at a meeting may reasonably limit the right to record. For example, the court may restrict where a camera may be set up, so long as the rules do not prevent the person from exercising that right. For more information, see our Open Meetings Act publication.