This is a group of elected officials charged with administering the Dallas County government. The Commissioner's Court is made up of four individuals representing the four Commissioner's Districts and one County Judge who presides over the Commissioner's Court. The four Commissioners are elected by the registered voters in their Commissioner's District. The County Judge is elected county wide.
The Commissioner's Court acts as the executive of the local government, levies local taxes, administers county governmental services such as pensions, courts, public health oversight, property registration, building code enforcement, and public works such as road maintenance. The Commissioner's Court also exercises broad policy making authority and conducts the general business of the county. The Court performs the following functions: