About Texas Counties
History • Function • Structure • Elected Offices • Fun Facts
Elected County Offices
The Texas Constitution established a strong system of checks and balances by creating independent elective offices in each county. The major elective offices found in most counties include the commissioners court comprised of a county judge and four county commissioners, county attorneys, county and district clerks, county treasurers, sheriffs, tax assessor-collectors, justices of the peace and constables. As a part of the checks and balances system, counties have an auditor appointed by the district courts.
Also, view videos on some of the elected offices.
County Court at Law Judge
County Extension Agent
County Purchasing Agent
County Tax Assessor Collector
Justice of the Peace
For more information on the office of
County Commissioner or other county
government topics and issues, please contact the
V.G. Young Institute of County Government, P.O. Box 2450, College Station, Texas 77841.
Telephone: (979) 845-4572.
Fax: (979) 862-1516. Website: http://vgyi.tamu.edu.