The County Road Department system, commonly referred to as the unit system, was established in November of 2000 by a vote of the citizens.
Even though individual commissioners no longer oversee the day-to-day work of road crews or finances, the Commissioners' Court
as a whole:
- Decides how much of the tax dollar will go for road maintenance
- Determines which roads will be county-maintained
- Hires the administrator
- Sets policy