Role of the Commissioners Court
County governments in Texas have no ordinance-making powers other than those explicitly and narrowly granted by state law.The Commissioners Court sets the County tax rate, adopts the budget, appoints boards and commissions, approves grants and personnel actions, and oversees the administration of county government.
What Does a County Commissioner Do?
All Texas counties are governed by a 5-member Commissioner Court as established in the State Constitution. Each county is divided by population into four equal Commissioner’s districts (Road & Bridge Districts), from which each Commissioner is elected.
Ever wonder what Commissioners Court is like? Find the standard agenda here.
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Dallas County Strategic Plan
Dallas County’s first strategic plan was formally adopted by the Commissioners Court and developed over an eighteen-month period.
Dallas County Boards, Committees and Commissions
Find the list of current initiatives Dallas County is involved in.
Open Records Request
Under Texas law (Government Code, Chapter 552), the public has the right to access most Dallas County records. Information that is not confidential by law, will be promptly released upon request.
Dallas County Code
The Dallas County Code is the codification of Court Orders representing the policies and procedures of Dallas County. The Code is revised and updated on a quarterly basis.
Dallas County Legal Resources