Municipal Certification Program

TCAA’s Municipal Certification Program recognizes attorneys who demonstrate advanced knowledge and experience in municipal law. The program includes separate certifications for municipal prosecutors, municipal civil law attorneys, and office certifications.

The application fee is $50 for individual certification or $100 for office certification. The program is voluntary, and certification is not a State Bar of Texas Board of Legal Specialization certification. Recipients will receive a certificate suitable for display and be recognized before the TCAA membership.

Certifications are valid for a period of five years and will be recognized at the TCAA Summer Conference. The deadline to apply for a certification to be recognized at the 2023 Summer Conference on June 14-16, 2023 is has passed. The deadline for 2024 renewals is April 19, 2024.

TCAA will review the applications and notify recipients if additional information is needed. For a copy of the guidelines and applications, please click on the appropriate link:

Certification Guidelines

Individual Civil Law Certification Application

Individual Prosecutor Certification Application

Office Civil Law Certification Application


All applicants must be in good standing with the State Bar of Texas and the Texas City Attorneys Association. This form must be completed or arrive at the TCAA office by the deadline posted above. If you are mailing in an application, please enclose the filing fee and mail this form and supporting documentation to:

Texas City Attorneys Association
Merit Certification in Municipal Law
1821 Rutherford Lane, Suite 400
Austin, TX 78754-5128