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 Commissioners Court

 
  500 N. Loraine St. 
  Midland, TX 79701 
  Phone: 432.688.4310
  Fax: 432.688.4988
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Commissioners Role
The governing body of each of Texas’ 254 counties is the commissioners’ court. In Texas, each court is made up of five members: the county judge and four commissioners. Before taking office, a county commissioner must take the official oath and be sworn in. A commissioner must be bondable of $3,000.00 and successfully complete 16 hours of continuing education hours each calendar year. A county commissioner would be the equivalent of a VP position in other organizations and business. They are responsible for the following items:
 
·         Adopting the county’s budget and tax rate.
·         Approves all budgeted purchases of the county.
·         Fills vacancies in elective and appointive offices.
·         Sets all salaries and benefits.
·         Has exclusive authority of contracts.
·         Provides and maintains all county buildings and facilities.
·         Oversee and approve projects regarding roads and bridges within the county.