The City of Tarrant operates under a Mayor/Council form of government with a complete administrative staff. The city provides the essential services expected of a progressive municipality with a fully staffed Police Department and a Full Time Fire and Rescue Service.

The Tarrant Fire and Rescue Department is honored to have a fire protection rating of Class 2 from the Insurance Service Organization. The Fire and Rescue Service provides full Advanced Life Support services for its citizens. The department has several licensed Paramedics within its ranks.

The city has a sports complex that includes ball fields, nature trail, picnicking, and concessions. Other recreational services such as tennis courts are available as well. The library service is active in the city, as is the Beautification Board and Planning Commission. An updated zoning ordinance is in place and enforced.

One of the major advantages of being in Tarrant is the lower than average cost for electrical power. The city’s Electric Department supplies power via the Tennessee Valley Authority and boasts better than average supply and service that has for years been consistently lower than the norm.

Natural Gas is readily available from Alabama Gas Corporation. Telecommunication is provided by AT&T. Water is in ample quantity and supplied by the Water Works Board of the City of Birmingham. Industrial water is also easily accessible in Tarrant from a major water main traversing the city and administered by the Industrial Water Board of Birmingham.