Bosque County, Texas

COUNTY OFFICES



  Duties And Responsibilities
     Of County Elected Officials

 
  Other State
     And County Offices

 
The following information was obtained from the Guide to Texas Laws for County Officials, published by Texas Association of Counties and Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.



Duties and Responsibilities of the County Judge

The County Judge is considered the chief executive officer of the county, presiding over the Commissioners Court and the County Court.

The County Judge presides over class A & B misdemeanor offenses, civil cases (up to a $5000 limit) and is the Probate and Juvenile Judge.

Other duties include ordering county elections, filing the proposed budget with the County Clerk and preparing the Commissioners Court Agenda.




Duties and Responsibilities of the County Commissioners

A major area of responsibility for the county commissioners is construction and maintenance of roads and bridges in the county that are not part of the state highway system.

The Commissioners Court has financial responsibility for the county. Major duties of the Court is to set the tax rate and adopt the County Budget; authorizing expenditures; fill elective and appointive vacancies; establish voting precincts and appoint precinct judges in county elections.




Duties and Responsibilities of the County Attorney

The County Attorney is the chief prosecuting officer for the County Court. The County Attorney prosecutes misdemeanor cases, motions to revoke cases and bond forfeitures, as well as collection of hot checks.

The County Attorney is also responsible for the prosecution of juvenile cases and representation for the State in Department of Human Resource cases.




Duties and Responsibilities of the County Treasurer

The County Treasurer responsibilities include:

Receipt of funds, disbursement of funds, and accounting for funds in custody. The Treasurer receives and disburses cash bonds and is the chief investment officer.

Bosque County Accounts Payable Records




Duties and Responsibilities of the County Auditor

The County Auditor's responsibilities include:

The County Auditor is appointed by the District Judge. The Auditor serves as a check on the financial operations of other county offices, has certain financial accounting and record keeping responsibilities and assists the County Judge in preparation of the budget.




Duties and Responsibilities of the District Judge

The District Judge presides over the 220th Judicial District Court, which is comprised of Bosque, Hamilton and Comanche Counties.

The District Judge hears felony criminal cases, divorces, adoptions and civil (over $5,000).




Duties and Responsibilities of the District Attorney

The District Attorney is the chief prosecuting officer for the 220th Judicial District Court, which is comprised of Bosque, Hamilton and Comanche Counties.

The District Attorney prosecutes felony cases; motion to revoke cases and bond forfeitures.




Duties and Responsibilities of the District Clerk

The District Clerk is the Clerk to the 220th Judicial District Court and County Court At Law

The District Court hears Civil (over $100,000) property tax cases, cases involving trust, felony criminal cases, and domestic relation matters which include divorces, annulments, adoptions, receiving and distributing child support payments and maintaining a record of child support payments.

The County Court at Law hears Civil (under $100,000), domestic relation matters which include divorces, annulments, adoptions, CPS, and juveniles.

The District Clerk also participates in the jury wheel, reconstitution jury wheels, certifying jury lists, and arranging for juries.

The District Clerk does not handle passports those are referred to local post office.

              More information on the District Clerk's office

 

Duties and Responsibilities of the County Clerk

The County Clerk is the Clerk for the County Courts, including Probate Court and the Commissioners Court. The County Clerk files, indexes and records all legal documents filed for record. The County Clerk carries out elections and has an office for early voting during the voting process.

You may obtain your marriage license from this office along with certified copies of birth and death records and also assumed name (DBA) certificates.

            For fees and more information on the County Clerk's office 




Tax Assessor/Collector

The Tax Assessor/Collector assesses and collects taxes on property in and for the County, and under certain conditions, for other taxing units.

Other responsibilities include vehicle registration, voter registration, calculation of taxes, tax delinquency, and temporary alcoholic beverage license.




Duties and Responsibilities of the Sheriff

The Sheriff is the chief law enforcement officer of the county and is responsible for operating the county jail, investigating crimes, making judgments, and maintaining communications with other law enforcement organizations. The Sheriff has countywide jurisdiction, but in practice, concentrates on activities outside city limits where municipal officers cannot operate.




Duties and Responsibilities of the Constable

The Constable is an authorized peace officer and is the chief process server of the Justice Court. The Constable has state-wide jurisdiction to execute any criminal process, and county-wide to execute any civil process.




Duties and Responsibilities of the Justices of the Peace

Justices of the Peace, also known as JP's, are the presiding officers of the justice court and the small claims court. The JP's have jurisdiction over class C misdemeanors, issues arrest and search warrants and magistrates adult and juvenile offenders.

The JP's also perform marriages and hold inquests.

The preceding information was obtained from the Guide to Texas Laws for County Officials, published by Texas Association of Counties and Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.



911 Addressing
Tom Lovelady - 911 Address Coordinator
254/435-6234
Located in the Courthouse Annex on HWY 174 towards Morgan.
911admin@bosquecounty.us

Office of Emergency Management
Tim Jeske - Emergency Management Coordinator
Office: 254-435-2807
PO Box 647
110 North Main
Meridian, Texas 76665
EMC@bosquecounty.us

Texas Agricultural Extension Service
Kate Whitney and David Winkler, Agents
104 South Fuller Street
Meridian, Texas 76665
254/435-2331
Fax 254/435-6231
http://bosque-tx.tamu.edu
 

Texas Department of Public Safety
Troopers Office
P.O. Box 647
Meridian, Texas 76665
254/435-2044
Fax 254-435-2182
Located in the Courthouse Annex on HWY 174 towards Morgan.

Texas Department of Public Safety
Driver's License Office
PO Box 647
Meridian, Texas 76665
254-435-2913
Hours : Thursday 9-12/1-4 
Located in the Courthouse Annex on HWY 174 towards Morgan.

Litter Abatement Officer - Larry Betik
P.O. Box 741
Meridian, Texas 76665
254/435-2363

Indigent Health Care
P.O. Box 647
Meridian, Texas 76665
254/435-2016
Located in the Courthouse Annex on HWY 174 towards Morgan.

Community Supervision Department
Adult Probation Office - 254/435-6311
Juvenile Probation Office - 254/435-2392

Bosque County Recycle Center
Days of operation: Monday - Friday and first Saturday of the month
Hours of operation: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Closed on Holidays
Location: 500 N Hwy 174
Behind Courthouse Annex Building
Meridian, Texas 76665
254/435-2940

Court Collections Office
P.O. Box  647
Meridian, Texas 76665
254/435-6621

Veteran's Services Officer
Jody Crawford
254/723-1128 Mobile
254/694-4845 Home
crawfordjody@yahoo.com


Bosque County Commissioner's Court Meets
2nd & 4th Monday each month at 9AM

Return To Home Page | Environmental Compliance | Indigent Healthcare | Links



Bosque County

P.O. Box 647 Meridian, Texas 76665
Phone 254-435-2382 E-Mail
 
generalinfo@bosquecounty.us   
  ©2000 - 2012
 Bosque County
All Rights Reserved

This Page Last Updated
Thursday, October 23, 2014