Home / Publications / Legal Publications

Legal Publications

For more information, to order a copy of a publication or to ask a question, please call the TAC Legal Hotline at (888)
275-8224 or send an email


Animal Control Handbook - 2014

Bail Bond Handbook - 2014

Eminent Domain Authority Report - 2012

Financial Disclosure for County Officials in Texas - 2013  

Laws for County Officials - 2014 ​

Outline of Official Oath and Bond Requirements - 2014

Open Meetings Act - 2014

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 - 2013


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


THIS WEBSITE IS A RESEARCH TOOL AND NOT THE COUNSEL OF AN ATTORNEY. THIS WEBSITE IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR THE ADVICE OF AN ATTORNEY. It is provided without warranty of any kind and, as with any research tool, should be double checked against relevant statutes, case law, Attorney General opinions and advice of legal counsel, e.g., your county attorney. Each public officer is responsible for determining the duties of the office or position held. Any question should be directed to competent legal counsel for a written opinion.