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Media Access Guidelines
Media Access to Dallas County Government Buildings and Facilities
The following guidelines pertain to media access to Dallas County Government owned or controlled property. These guidelines pertain to any individual or group conducting interviews, making audio or video recordings, or photographing images for dissemination to the public via commercial or non-commercial news and information outlets, including the Internet.
Equipment must not damage any Dallas County Government property.
Equipment, vehicles, and personnel must not restrict traffic or access to buildings and fire lanes.
Additional restrictions on the use of television cameras, still cameras, flashes and other special lighting and audio equipment may be imposed on a case-by-case basis to minimize disruption or protect safety or security. If security is an issue, these items may be subject to inspection.
Non-Restricted and Restricted Areas
Media wishing to enter areas were security checkpoints are present need to clear the checkpoints in the same manner as the general public.
All outdoor sidewalks, green spaces, open or unrestricted parking lots and ramps are open to the media.
Dallas County Government events, such as Commissioners Court and forums, to which admission is open to the public, are open to the media. Restrictions may be placed on designated media areas, cameras, lights, flashes, and other equipment to minimize disruption. Advance notice or credentials may be required.
Media is only allowed in the following locations with express or written permission from an administrative authority.