Commissioners' Court
  • All Regular Commissioners' Court Meetings begin with a Public Forum. Citizens' comments are welcome. However, the court requires an affidavit to be filled out completely and submitted to the County Clerk prior to the meeting. To obtain a form you may pick one up from the County Clerk, or you may download one from this site.

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The Commissioners' Court is the general governing body of the county. The Court is made up of four County Commissioners, each elected from one of the county's four precincts, and the County Judge who is elected county-wide and who presides over the full Court. Commissioners' Court meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 10:00 AM. All meetings are open to the public and citizens are urged to attend.

Duties of Commissioners' Court

  • Set tax rate and adopt the county budget
  • Appoint county officials and hire personnel
  • Fill elected and appointed vacancies
  • Establish voting precincts, appoint precinct judges, and call county bond elections
  • Let contracts and authorize payment of all county bills
  • Build and maintain county roads and bridges
  • Build, maintain, and improve county facilities including jails
  • Provide for indigent care, public welfare, and veterans assistance
  • Manage and control the courthouse, county buildings, and facilities
  • Provide for the data service and archival needs of the county
  • Review and approve subdivision platting
  • May temporarily ban outdoor burning and certain fireworks during hazardous drought conditions
  • Appoint an Administrator to oversee the operations of those departments reporting to the court