What does a County Commissioner Do?

A County Commissioner in Texas has the following duties:

  • As a member of the commissioners’ court, exercises broad policy-making authority
  • Represents one of four precincts within the county
  • Typically responsible for building and maintaining county roads and bridges within the precinct

Commissioners’ Court

  • The commissioners’ court conducts the general business of the county and consists of the county judge and four commissioners.
  • Adopts 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 to authorize contracts
  • Provides and maintains all county buildings and facilities


Download a PDF Map of McLennan County Precinct 3