Tarrant County Departments


The County’s Chief Administrative Officer


Collects and preserves the history of Tarrant County


The County’s Chief Financial Officer



Budget and Risk Management 

Develops, monitors and makes recommendations regarding the County Budget

Central Magistration 

Processes all arrests that are a class B or higher

Child Support 

Monitors, collects and disburses child support



Commissioners Court 

General governing body of Tarrant County

Community Development and Housing 

Administers development and housing programs

Community Supervision and Corrections Department 

Supervises offenders sentenced to community supervision




Serve subpoenas and other papers

County Clerk 

Keeps the records for the County


Civil, Criminal, Family, Magistrates, Probate and Justices of the Peace



Criminal Courts Administration 

Implements directives, orders and programs by Criminal Court judges

Criminal District Attorney 

Prosecutes criminal cases and provides legal advice to county officials

Dispute Resolution Program 

Provides Tarrant County citizens a cost-effective, non-adversarial resolution to litigation or conflict



District Clerk 

Manages operations, records and funds for District Courts

Domestic Relations 

Child Support Services, Enforcement Office, Family Court Service and Community Supervision Unit



Oversees federal, state and county elections



Facilities Management 

Supports county buildings, mail room, events and graphics/printing


Family Court Services 

Provides education, court services, social studies and supervised visitation and exchange

Fire Marshal 

Enforces the law and prevents and investigates fire incidents




Housing Assistance 

Funded by HUD to administer the Housing Choice Voucher program (Section 8)

Human Resources 

Manages job opportunities, current employee needs and volunteers

Human Services 

Provides social services and economic assistance to individuals and families




Information Technology 

Oversees the County’s technology needs

Jury Services 

Manages jury selection and service

Justice of the Peace Courts 

Act as notaries public, hold inquests, perform marriages and oversee small claims cases



Juvenile Services 

Serves both juvenile offenders and victims

Law Library (Dell Dehay) 

Serves the legal research needs of the legal community and the public

Medical Examiner 

Assists in determining cause of death using laboratory and forensic science facilities



Office of Emergency Management 

Prepares for, mitigates against, responds to and helps recover from natural and man-made disasters


Public Health 

Safeguards the health of our community


Responsible for assuring equitable treatment to all vendors

Resource Connection 

Provides the infrastructure that facilitates customers’ access to a wide variety of services


Oversees the jail, criminal investigations, patrol and various programs

Tax Assessor - Collector 

Collects property taxes, processes motor vehicle transactions and issues alcohol beverage permits



Texas A and M AgriLife Extension

An educational organization in cooperation with the Texas A&M University System


Responsible for county roadways and right-of-way for state highways

Veteran Services 

Advocates for veterans and/or their survivors