Setting personnel policies and benefits for county employees;
Oversees the construction and maintenance of county roads and bridges;
Provides for rural ambulance and fire protection;
Provides for filling vacancies in elected and appointed positions;
Setting precinct boundaries for the Commissioners and Justices of the Peace;
Other duties as provided by law.
Each county is divided into 4 Commissioner Precincts, the boundaries of
which are determined by population. Each commissioner is responsible for
road maintenance throughout his precinct.
The 4 Commissioners, along with the County Judge, make up the
Commissioners Court. The Commissioners Court is responsible for setting
the budget for all county departments and adopting a tax rate. See
current tax rate information here.
The Commissioners Court is also responsible for: