Tarrant County Administration Building
100 East Weatherford Street
Fort Worth, TX 76196
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.
Despite the name, Commissioners Court is not a judicial court but is the general governing body of the County. Among the major duties of the Court, the Court is to: 1) Set the tax rate and adopt the County budget; 2) Appoint County officials and hire personnel; 3) Fill elective and appointive vacancies; 4) Establish voting precincts, appoint precinct judges and call County bond elections; 5) Let contracts and authorize payment of all County bills; 6) Build and maintain County roads and bridges; 7) Build, maintain and improve County facilities, including jails; 8) Provide for hospitals, public welfare and veterans assistance; 9) Manage all County facilities; 10) Provide for the data service and archival needs of the County; and 11) Appoint an Administrator to oversee the operations of those departments reporting to the Court.
The hours of operation are Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. For more information on obtaining copies of documents filed with the County Clerk's office , please call 817-884-1237 during regular business hours.
The County Clerk's Office provides support staff for the Tarrant County Commissioner's Court. The four County Commissioners have both countywide and precinct responsibilities. Each commissioner is responsible for construction and maintenance of County roads within his or her precinct. Commissioners maintain offices both at the Administration Building and within their precincts. They are responsive to the particular needs of people living within their areas of the County. In Tarrant County, each member of Commissioners Court serves as a liaison to a particular board or agency of the County such as the Hospital District.
County Telephone Operator 817-884-1111
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