Harris County Government
The governing body of Harris County is the Commissioners Court. The court includes a County Judge and four County Commissioners, who are charged with maintaining and operating parks, road & bridge maintenance and construction, community centers, traffic signs, administration, and budget management within their respective precincts. In addition to directly serving each precinct's constituents, Commissioners Court develops county policies, including budgetary, and tax and revenue decisions, while providing oversight of numerous departments, such as Public Health Services, Sheriff's Department and Jail, Flood Control District, County Attorney's Office, and Community Services Department. Commissioners Court also coordinates disaster recovery with state and federal governments.
The County Judge and four Commissioners meet bi-monthly to discuss county business, vote on policies, and hear testimony from residents. The meeting schedule, times, and court agenda a can be viewed online.