Court Policy for Pro Se Applicants
All Probate/Guardianship Hearings are In person as of March 1, 2022
County Judge James Oakley
Judge Oakley has been appointed by Governors Bush and Perry to serve on:
Prior to his election as Burnet County Judge, for 8 years he was employed with GovDeals.com, a subsidiary of the publicly traded Liquidity Services, Inc. in Washington, D.C. He represented Texas for this division of the nation’s largest website utilized for public disposition of governmental assets via the internet.
The Texas Constitution vests broad judicial and administrative powers in the position of county judge, who presides over a five member commissioner’s court. The Court has budgetary and administrative authority over county government operations. The Judge is responsible for calling elections, posting election notices and for receiving and canvassing the election returns. As County Judge, he presides over Civil Court, probate cases and guardianships. The county judge may also perform marriages. Judge Oakley is head of civil defense and disaster relief, county welfare and is the Chief Budget Officer.
Burnet County departments under the purview of Judge Oakley:
220 S. Pierce Street
Burnet, Texas 78611
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