Commissioners' Court

Commissioners Court

The job of county commissioner calls for hands-on service delivery as well as policy-making budget decisions. Four commissioners, each elected from a quarter of the county's population, serve along with the county judge on the commissioners' court. In addition to assigned to assuring that county roads are maintained, commissioners vote with the county judge to set the budget for all county departments and adopt a tax rate.

 

Commissioners' Court Duties:

  • Sets yearly property tax rate, appoves budget and employment level for the county
  • Sets commissioners and justice of the peace precinct boundaries
  • Calls, conducts, certifies elections, including bond elections
  • Sets employment and benefit policy
  • Establishes long-range thoroughfare, open space, land use, financial and law enforcement/jail needs plans
  • Acquires property for right-of-way or other uses determined to be in public's best interest
  • Reviews, approve subdivision platting and wastewater treatment for rural areas
  • Provides rural ambulance services and subsidizes rural fire protection
  • Oversees construction, maintenance and improvement of county roads and bridges
  • Appoints non-elected department heads and standing committees
  • Supervises and controls county courthouse, county buildings and facilities
  • Adopts county budget, determines county tax rates
  • Fills vacancies in elective and appointive positions
  • Has exclusive authority to authroize contracts in the name of the county
VICTORIA COUNTY, 115 N. Bridge St., Victoria TX. 77901
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