Commissioners Court
Burnet County Commissioners

Commissioners Court Left to Right: 
Jim Luther, Jr., Commissioner Precinct 1
Damon Beierle, Commissioner Precinct 2
James Oakley, County Judge
Billy Wall, Commissioner Precinct 3
Joe Don Dockery, Commissioner Precinct 4

Office Hours
The hours of operation are Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  For more information on obtaining copies of documents filed with the County Clerk's office, please call 512-756-5406 during regular business hours. 

The County Clerk is responsible for keeping court minutes and records. These records are kept in the County Clerk's Office at 220 S. Pierce, Burnet, TX 78611. 

Regular Commissioners Court meetings are held at 9:00 a.m., on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, in the Commissioners Courtroom on the second floor of the Main Courthouse, 220 S. Pierce, Burnet, Texas 78611. Special meetings are scheduled on an as needed basis and published on this web site.   All meetings are open to the public and citizens are urged to attend.

Agendas (PDF) are posted at the Burnet County Courthouse at least 72 hours prior to meetings.
Functions of the Commissioner's Court

The Commissioners Court is the general governing body of Burnet County. The Court is comprised of the County Judge who is elected countywide and presides over the full Court, and  four County Commissioners -- each elected from one of the County's four precincts. The four County Commissioners have both countywide and precinct responsibilities. Each commissioner is responsible for construction and maintenance of County roads within his or her precinct. Some Commissioners maintain offices both at the Courthouse-On-The-Square and within their precincts. They are responsive to the particular needs of people living within their areas of the County. 

Despite the name, Commissioners Court is not a judicial court but  the general governing body of the County. Primary duties of the Court include: 

  • Set the tax rate and adopt the County budget; 
  • Appoint County officials and hire personnel; 
  • Fill elective and appointive vacancies; 
  • Establish voting precincts, appoint precinct judges and call County bond elections; 
  • Let contracts and authorize payment of all County bills; 
  • Build and maintain County roads and bridges; 
  • Build, maintain and improve County facilities, including jails; 
  • Provide for veterans assistance; 
  • Manage all County facilities; 
  • Oversee the Burnet County Library System; and 
  • Provide for information technology and the archival needs of the County.