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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


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

Jason Ohrt
Precinct 2
(361) 575-7932

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

Kenneth Sexton
Precinct 4
Business 59
(361) 575-5221

Administrative Staff:

Giani Cantu, Chief of Staff

Amanda Reyes, Procurement Specialist

(361) 580-6052 

Lisa Ramirez, Admin Asst.

Loria Rose, Admin Asst.

(361) 575-4558, ext. 0

115 N Bridge Street, Room 241
Victoria, TX 77901 
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