Texas Municipal Clerks Handbook

Texas Municipal Clerks Handbook, Twelfth Edition, 2022, by Texas Municipal ClerksCover of the Texas Municipal Clerks Handbook

Hardcover three-ring binder  |  Table of Contents


Reference Handbook

This publication provides a comprehensive reference for the duties and powers of the Texas Municipal Clerk.

This handbook is an invaluable administrative guide to the major functions of the Texas municipal clerk’s job. It is written by city secretaries for city secretaries. It contains the following.

  • Administrative procedures, duties and responsibilities of municipal clerk
  • Records management information and forms
  • Sample agendas, minutes, ordinances, and resolutions
  • Notices (English/Spanish)
  • Legal petitions
  • Oaths of office for elected and appointed officials
  • Sample budget preparation calendar
  • Sample purchasing requisition, purchase order, notice to bidders, and bid invitation
  • Form for public information request
  • Sample application form and letter of appointment for boards and commissions
  • List of cost of copies of open records
  • Agencies’ and publishers’ addresses and phone numbers, and
  • Bibliographic reference lists.

12th Edition Table of Contents 

1: The Office and Duties of the Municipal Clerk
2: Agendas, Minutes, and Indexing Procedures
3: Municipal Finance
4: Taxes
5: Publication Requirements and Posting
6: Municipal Purchasing and Contracting
7: Municipal Court
8: Petitions
9: Public Information
10: Boards and Commissions/Constitutional Oath of Office
11: Council Meeting Procedures and Parliamentary Procedure
12: Records and Information Management
13: Human Resources
14: Elections
15: Professional Etiquette and Protocol
16: Ethics
17: Social Media and Electronic/Virtual Meetings
18: History of TMCCP and TMCA, Inc.