Remote Meeting Participation Guide

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, effective March 16, 2020, Texas Governor Abbott suspended certain Open Meeting rules to allow telephonic or videoconference meetings of government bodies that are accessible to the public to decrease large groups of people from assembling. The suspension temporarily removes the requirement that government officials and members of the public be physically present at a meeting location.

Due to social distancing requirements, attendance in person is temporarily limited to Commissioners Court members and county staff. Denton County invites you to participate remotely in its meetings. Commissioners Court meetings are recorded and part of the permanent public record of the Denton County Commissioners Court.

IF YOU WANT TO VIEW FUTURE AND PAST AGENDAS, MINUTES, AND VIDEOS:

View the agenda online

IF YOU WANT TO RECEIVE NEW AGENDAS BY EMAIL:

Subscribe to automatically receive an email for new Commissioners Court meeting agendas

IF YOU WANT TO WATCH COMMISSIONERS COURT MEETINGS (ANONYMOUS)

Watch on the website

Watch on Facebook

Watch the rebroadcast from Cable TV

IF YOU WANT TO LISTEN TO A MEETING FROM A TELEPHONE:

Regular Tuesday Meetings @ 9am - Call 1-346-248-7799 or toll-free 1-888-475-4499, for meeting ID press 764 412 814 #, for participant ID press #, and for meeting passcode press 301568 #

Special Meeting, Friday, September 18 @ 9:30 a.m. - Call 1-346-248-7799 or toll-free 1-888-475-4499, for meeting ID press 992 8096 3815 #, for participant ID press #, and for meeting passcode press 187340 #

IF YOU WANT TO SPEAK DURING A MEETING (REGISTRATION REQUIRED):

If you want to offer oral testimony during a Commissioners Court meeting regarding general matters or posted agenda items, you may participate remotely with Zoom from a computer or smartphone by following these steps:

ZOOM ACCOUNTSign up for a free Zoom account 

TEST AUDIO IN ZOOM: Participants must enable their microphones. Please test your microphone and speaker prior to the meeting. A test can be performed by joining Zoom's test meeting

REGISTER: Participants must register for the Zoom webinar and share their full name, email address, home address, and phone number (only your name will be visible to other attendees): 

Regular Tuesday Meetings @ 9am - Join the Regular Meeting on Zoom

Special Meeting, Wednesday, September 16 @ 10am - Join the Special Meeting on Zoom

Special Meeting, Friday, September 18 @ 9:30 am - Join the Special Meeting on Zoom

CODE OF CONDUCT: All participants must adhere to the Public Comment Policy Code of Conduct (PDF).

PUBLIC COMMENT FORM: Pursuant to the Texas Open Meetings Law, all individuals intending to offer oral testimony must submit a public comment form prior to making a statement.

RAISE YOUR HAND: During the meeting, you must select “Raise Hand” in Zoom to indicate you are ready to speak when the County Judge offers to take comments from remote participants. Participants will be enabled to speak by the Zoom webinar host. The participant will return to listen-only mode once finished or when the three-minute time limit is reached.

IF YOU WANT TO OFFER WRITTEN TESTIMONY

If you want to offer written testimony regarding general matters or posted agenda items, you may participate by following these steps:

CODE OF CONDUCT: All participants must adhere to the Public Comment Policy Code of Conduct (PDF) .

PUBLIC COMMENT FORM: Pursuant to the Texas Open Meetings Law, all individuals intending to offer written testimony must submit a public comment form prior to the meeting.