The City Attorney's Office advises officials and employees of the City regarding municipal legal matters. In addition, this office drafts and reviews ordinances, resolutions, policies, and contracts prior to consideration by the City Council to ensure compliance with state, federal, and local laws; manages claims; initiates and defends lawsuits; and prosecutes cases filed in municipal court.
The City Attorney's Office cannot provide legal advice to citizens on private legal matters.
- Assist the City Council, City Manager, and all department heads to further the City's mission and values through sound legal advice and comprehensive regulations.
- Process claims on behalf of the City.
- Respond to Public Information Act requests.
- Review and update the City’s Code of Ordinances.
- Acquire rights-of-way and easements required to construct various City projects.
Public Information Request
The City Attorney’s Office serves as the City’s principal office responding to Public Information requests. In doing so, the City complies with the Public Information Act, Texas Government Code, Chapter 552.
The City of Temple makes every attempt to make most government information available to the public but some exceptions do exist. If an exception applies to the requested information, the City may withhold the information and seek a ruling from the Texas Attorney General.
When requesting information from the City, please Submit A Request Online or complete a City of Temple Public Records Request Form (PDF) and submit to the City Attorney’s Office for review and processing. Requests may be hand-delivered, mailed, faxed, or e-mailed to the City Attorney's Office.
Charges associated with Public Information Requests are in accordance with the fees established by the Texas Administrative Code.
Questions regarding Public Information Requests should be directed to the City Attorney's Office, 254-298-5674.