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411 Elm Street • Dallas, Texas  75202 • Phone: 214-653-7949 • Fax: 214-653-6586

The Dallas County Commissioners Court convenes in a formal session every Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. in the Allen Clemson Courtroom at the Dallas County Administration Building at 411 Elm Street. (In the rare occasion that the Court does not meet, the public is notified weeks in advance.) The court reporter records the official actions of the court throughout the session and the transcript of the proceedings is filed for record with the County Clerk.

Briefing Sessions

After the formal session is adjourned a briefing session is usually convened at which time the Commissioners court considers items from county departments that must have the Commissioners court approval. Once the Commissioners court approves an item in briefing it appears on the formal agenda the following Tuesday and is officially recorded for a record vote at that time.

Formal Agendas and Orders

Items that were approved during the briefing session will be submitted on the formal agenda for action no later than the second Tuesday following the briefing. At this time, the Commissioners Court will sign a court order for the item approved in briefing. Formal orders must be submitted to the Commissioners Court clerk no later than a week prior.

The Commissioners Court agendas for the Formal and Briefing sessions are available here.