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Commissioners Court 

At the heart of each of the 254 Texas counties is the Commissioners Court. 

Victoria County has a County Judge and four Precinct Commissioners.  These five elected officials make up Commissioners Court, with the County Judge serving as the presiding officer of the Court. 

The Court conducts the general business of the county and oversees county financial matters, including the formulation of the annual budget. The Commissioners Court usually meets at 10:00 a.m. every Monday, in the Commissioners Court room, located at the Victoria County Courthouse, 2nd Floor, 115 N Bridge St in Victoria, TX. 

Commissioners Court Duties:

  • Sets yearly property tax rate
  • Approves budget and employment level for the county
  • Sets commissioners and justice of the peace precinct boundaries
  • Calls, conducts, and certifies elections, including bond elections
  • Sets employment and benefit policy
  • Establishes long-range thoroughfare, open space, land use, financial and law enforcement/jail needs plans
  • Acquires property for right-of-way or other uses determined to be in public's best interest
  • Reviews, approve subdivision platting and wastewater treatment for rural areas
  • Provides rural ambulance services and subsidizes rural fire protection
  • Oversees construction, maintenance and improvement of county roads and bridges
  • Appoints non-elected department heads and standing committees
  • Supervises and controls county courthouse, county buildings and facilities
  • Fills vacancies in elective and appointive positions
  • Has exclusive authority to authorize contracts in the name of the county

County Judge

Ben Zeller
(361) 575-4558

 

Commissioners

Danny Garcia
Precinct 1
Da Costa
(361) 575-8711

Kevin M. Janak
Precinct 2
Nursery
(361) 575-7932

Gary Burns
Precinct 3
Goliad Hwy
(361) 578-8212

Clint Ives
Precinct 4
Business 59
(361) 575-5221

Administrative Assistants

Lisa Ramirez
Email

Giani Cantu
Email

(361) 575-4558, ext. 0

115 N Bridge Street, Room 241
Victoria, TX 77901