Government

​Form of Government


The City of Quinlan operates as a General Law city, as regulated under the Texas Local Government Code. A General Law city is a municipality that is limited to governmental structures and powers specifically granted by state law. Typically General Law cities have a population of less then 5,000.

Qualifications for Mayor and City Council Members in General Law Municipalities:


  • Be a United States citizen
  • Be a resident of the State of Texas for at least 12 months, as of the deadline for filing to run for a place on the City Council
  • Have resided in the City for at least 6 months preceding election day
  • Have a current voter registration certificate
  • Be 18 years of age or older upon the commencement of the term to be filled at the election
  • Have no felony conviction for which has not been pardoned or otherwise released
  • Have not have been deemed mentally incompetent by a final judgement of a court