The City of Coppell is a Home Rule city with a Council-Manager form of government. The City Council consists of a Mayor and seven Council members who are elected at-large by majority vote. Each member serves a staggered three-year term.
Each candidate for an elective office shall meet the following qualifications:
Shall be a qualified voter of the city;
- Shall have resided, for at least twelve (12) months before the date of the election, within the corporate limits of the city, or within territory annexed into the city prior to the filing deadline; and
- Shall not, after notice of any delinquency, be in arrears in the payment of any taxes or other liabilities due the city. "In arrears" is defined herein as payment that has not been received within ninety (90) days from due date and has not been protested under the same provisions as provided for in the Home Rule Charter.
An incumbent city councilmember seeking re-election must file for the same place position number currently being served. No candidate may file in a single election for more than one (1) office or place position as provided by the Home Rule Charter. No employee of this city shall continue in such position after filing for an elective office provided for in the Home Rule Charter.