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Tarrant County Departments

The Tarrant County Administrator is appointed by the Commissioners Court. The Administrator serves as the Chief of Staff for various county departments including: Management Services, Information Technologies, Facilities Management, Human Resources,  and Transportation. In addition, the administrator and his staff oversee and implement the directives of the Commissioners Court. The administration staff consists of Legislative Affairs Coordinator, Economic Development Coordinator and Criminal Justice Coordinator.

The Tarrant County Archives collects, preserves, and offers for research documents which are a record of the history of Tarrant County.

Auditor's Office
The County Auditor is the Chief Financial Officer of the County. Additionally, by constitutional amendment in 1983, the office of County Treasurer was abolished and the duties transferred to the County Auditor.

Budget and Risk Management
The Tarrant County Budget and Risk Management Department was created in 1989 and is responsible for the development and monitoring of the County budget. The Department serves Commissioners Court by providing recommendations to facilitate operational efficiency within the various County Departments. The programs of each County department are reviewed annually. Funding requests are considered and the Budget Department presents recommendations to the Tarrant County Commissioners Court for approval and adoption.

Child Support
The mission of the Child Support Office is to enhance the quality of life for children in Tarrant County by monitoring, collecting and disbursing child support obligations. We care about you and your child, and are actively engaged in the continuous improvement of our processes in order to provide you with excellent customer service.

Commissioners Court
The Commissioners Court is the general governing body of Tarrant County. The Court is made up of the four County Commissioners -- each elected from one of the County's four precincts -- and the County Judge who is elected countywide and presides over the full Court. Together, the County Judge and four Commissioners comprise the Commissioners Court.

Community Development and Housing Division
The Community Development Division of the County Administrator's office, administers several development and housing programs, including those funded under the following federal grants: Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnership, Emergency Shelter and Supportive Housing grants.

Community Supervision and Corrections Department
The Community Supervision and Corrections Department (CSCD) supervises offenders who are sentenced to community supervision by local courts as well as those that live in Tarrant County that receive community supervision in another county/state.

Constables are constitutionally authorized peace officers elected by precinct. There are eight Constables in Tarrant County. While they may perform patrol functions and make criminal investigations, the main duty of most constables is to serve as executive officer of the Justice of the Peace Courts. In that capacity, Constables serve subpoenas and other papers.

County Clerk
Since 1850, the County Clerk has been the "KEEPER OF THE RECORDS" for the County of Tarrant, responsible for keeping accurate records of all real property, the proceedings of Commissioners Court, ten County Criminal Courts, three County Courts at Law and two Probate Courts, the Registrar of Birth and Death records for 36 cities and precincts, issues and maintains all Marriage Licenses and Assumed Names Certificates. This office is managed by a staff of over 140 employees, handling 42,500 new case filings each year, recording over 350,000 land records and business documents annually, coordinates the collection of fines and fees totaling approximately $24 million annually, and manages over $55 million of invested & uninvested funds for minors, guardianships and cash bonds.

Listing the location, judge and contact information for Tarrant County Civil Courts, Criminal Courts, Family Courts, Magistrates Court, Probate Courts and Justices of the Peace.

Credit Union
Tarrant County Credit Union. Born here. Raised here. Back in 1955 a group of Tarrant County employees, just like you, decided that a credit union would be a great addition to the Tarrant County family. With your help we've grown into an award-winning $74M credit union serving over 10,300 members. We're now in 4 County facilities, and continue to grow by leaps and bounds. We're ready to serve you and your family members with our full line of products and services. One perk you'll enjoy is our Early Bird feature, just for Tarrant County employees. Sign up for Direct Deposit with us and the Early Bird feature will post your payroll a day early! Visit our web site and see for yourself what a great credit union is and what all we can do for you. Make plans to join today and keep the Tarrant County Credit Union tradition alive.

District Attorney
The Criminal District Attorney also represents Tarrant County, as well as elected public officials and the Tarrant County Hospital District in civil matters in both state and federal court. Overall, the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney is responsible for the daily management and operation of the largest law firm in the county.

District Clerk
The District Clerk is elected for a four year term and manages most of the business operations for the 27 District Courts in Tarrant County that hear Civil, Family and Criminal cases. The office functions with 140 employees who maintain and manage the records and money for court fees and fines collected, over 25 million dollars in trust accounts which are invested for the benefit of many minor children on orders from the courts, bail bond forfeitures and all tax lawsuits. Currently, the office receives more than 60,000 new case files every year.

Domestic Relations
The Domestic Relations Office is comprised of four offices: Child Support Office, Enforcement Office, Family Court Service and Community Supervision Unit.

One of the most important functions of county government is to oversee the electoral process. The Elections Department has the responsibility of conducting all federal, state and county elections. Texas law permits anyone registered to vote early for any reason. The Elections Office establishes and staffs early voting locations throughout Tarrant County.

Facilities Management
The Tarrant County Facilities Management Department's mission is to successfully integrate people and places. In delivering the mission, Facilities Management's number one goal is to provide for safe, healthy and comfortable building environments for County employees and the many thousands of visitors in Tarrant County buildings daily. There are three (3) divisions that comprise the department of 110 employees; Building Services, which operates and supports over 4.6 million square feet of building space in 64 buildings; Construction Services, which provides construction services, including space planning, design, new construction of buildings and renovation of existing buildings; and Support Services, which includes the mail room, special event operations, graphics/printing/photo operations and the recycle center.

Family Court Services
Family Court Services works with the Tarrant County family law judges to promote the safety and welfare of children by minimizing the damage to families involved in the Tarrant County family law courts. This is accomplished through our Orientation-Parenting Education class, Access Coordination/Mediation, Focused Court Services, Social Studies, and Supervised Visitation and Exchange program.

Fire Marshal
The Tarrant County Fire Marshal’s office operates under the Texas Local Government Code Chapter 352, Subchapter B “County Fire Marshal”. We are committed to enforcing the law and to the prevention and investigation of fire and explosive incidents in the unincorporated areas of Tarrant County. We work with our State, County, Federal, and Local Fire and Law Enforcement Agencies. Our Goal is to protect and serve the residents of Tarrant County.

Housing Assistance Office
The Tarrant County Housing Assistance Office (TCHAO) was established in 1975 to administer the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program (commonly referred to as Section 8). The program is funded by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). TCHAO administers vouchers only, without any public housing units.

Human Services
Tarrant County Human Services is funded by the Tarrant County Commissioners Court to meet the state statute provisions in Texas allowing Commissioners Courts to "provide for the general relief of indigents and the burial of paupers". Tarrant County Human Services seeks to provide Tarrant County residents with temporary financial assistance that moves households toward self-sufficiency and the ability to avoid future economic crisis. The Department provides services to individuals who need financial assistance as they struggle to find work or receive on-going federal or state benefits (such as Social Security Disability payments). While this assistance is not for everyone, services are designed to help create economic options through the crafting of a joint Case Management Plan intended to move the household toward longer-term financial stability.

Human Resources
Whether you are looking for employment, are a current employee needing information about benefits, or someone thinking about volunteer opportunities with Tarrant County, we appreciate your visit. Tarrant County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Information Technology
The Tarrant County Information Technology Department arranges for the acquisition, installation, maintenance, programming, and operation of data processing and data communications systems and equipment. Information Technology is one of the largest departments in Tarrant County.

Jury Services
Americans have long enjoyed the privileges of citizenship and the protection of liberties. Jury service plays a vital role in sustaining the American system of justice. You are an important part of the Tarrant County Judicial System.

Justices of the Peace
Justices of the Peace (JPs) serve as the small claims courts for Texas. JPs are elected from precincts for four-year terms.  Justices of the Peace also act as notaries public, hold inquests, and perform marriages.

Juvenile Services
The mission of Tarrant County Juvenile Services is to operate a justice organization that supports victim rights and community safety while fostering productive, responsible behavior for youth and families. Services performed include screening and diversion of cases to community resources, presenting objective reports to the court for use at disposition, executing court-ordered treatment and supervision, administering community corrections programs, securing alternative placement and administering collection of court-ordered probation fees and restitution. Services to victims of juvenile crime are also provided.

Law Library
The Tarrant County Law Library serves the legal research needs of the Tarrant County legal community and the general public.

Medical Examiner
The primary purpose of the Tarrant County Medical Examiner is to assist the public and Law Enforcement Agencies to determine the cause of death due to unnatural causes, medically unattended, or death due to violence,using state of the art laboratory and forensic science facilities.

Pretrial Services
Tarrant County PreTrial Services is designed to help individuals who live in Tarrant County or the surrounding counties to obtain jail release.

Public Health
Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) is responsible for safeguarding the health of our community's 1.8 million residents. Headquartered in Fort Worth, TCPH provides a variety of services that promote good health, prevent disease and injury, protect our communities, as well as reduce the physical and fiscal impact of health threats.

The Purchasing Department is a member of the administrative services team of Tarrant County. The county Purchasing Agent is charged with the responsibility of assuring fair and equitable treatment to all vendors without regard to political pressure or discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, handicap, or sex.

Records Management
The Department of Records and Microfilm Services was  established in 1982 to improve the quality of microfilm by bringing this process in-house and also to centralize the management of Tarrant County’s inactive records at a Records Center. 

Resource Connection
The Resource Connection is a client-centered one-stop center of health, education, employment and human services. It is located on a 102-acre campus in southeastern Fort Worth.

Sheriff's Office
The Tarrant County Sheriff's Office is a full service law enforcement agency. The Office of Tarrant County Sheriff has provided the fundamental policing needs of its citizens since 1850. Today, Tarrant County is the home of over 1.8 million people who live, work, raise families and play within the almost 1000 square miles of Tarrant County, Texas County seat: Fort Worth.

Tax Assessor/Collector
The Tarrant County Tax Office assesses and collects 2.2 billion dollars, processes 1.4 million motor vehicle transactions, issues 4,000 liquor, beer and wine licenses and answers 2000 phone calls a day.  We are committed to providing the best in customer service through the use of best business practices and the latest technology. 

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
The Extension Service is an educational organization operated in cooperation with the Texas A&M University System. County agents provide expert advice, assistance and training for a wide range of subjects under the 4 areas of family and consumer sciences, urban development, agriculture and natural resources, and 4-H & youth. Some of the subjects are horticulture, nutrition, health and wellness; agriculture awareness; pesticide management; parenting; money management; tourism; sustainable agriculture; youth development; waste management; preservation of nature; and water quality.

Transportation is one of the original historic functions of county government. Counties literally built the roads that settled Texas. Today, over 15 percent of the County's budget goes to road building and maintenance. The Transportation Department is responsible for the construction and maintenance of over 435 miles of county roadways and the acquisition of right-of-way for state highways. Each year, county crews build, rebuild and repair miles of roadway for area municipalities and school districts.

Veteran Service Office
The Tarrant County Veterans Service Office is an advocate agency established to assist veterans and/or their survivors obtain entitled benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the state of Texas. The office cooperates with local government and private agencies to assist their clients in obtaining needed specialized services.

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