The Commissioners Court's tax responsibilities include:
  • Determining county tax rates
  • Setting the yearly property tax rate


Budgetary responsibilities include:
  • Adopting a county budget
  • Approving budgets and employment levels for the county
  • Establishing financial and law enforcement / jail-needs plans
  • Setting the employment and benefit policy


Responsibilities involving planning include:
  • Establishing long-range thoroughfare, open space, land use, and development plans
  • Overseeing the construction, maintenance, and improvement of county roads and bridges
  • Reviewing and approving subdivision planning and wastewater treatment for rural areas
  • Setting commissioner and justice of the peace precinct boundaries
  • Supervising and controlling the county courthouse, county buildings, and facilities

Elections and Appointments

Election and appointment responsibilities of the court include:
  • Appointing other officials and committee members
  • Calling, conducting, and certifying elections, including bond elections
  • Filling vacancies in elected and appointed positions

For More Information

For more information about the Commissioners Court, please contact the court at (817) 579-3300.