Counties in Texas

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There are 254 counties in Texas.[1]

Types of local government

Local government in Texas consists of 254 counties and 1,214 cities. In addition, there are 2,309 special districts and 1,079 independent school districts.[2]

Further classifications:

Cities in Texas are classified as:

  • Home rule charter city: of which there are 352
  • General law city (which may be Type A,B, or C): of which there are 862

Initiative process availability

See also: Laws governing local ballot measures in Texas

There is no statewide initiative process set for general law cities. As creatures of state statute, general law cities do not have authority to adopt initiative elections on their own.

Initiative is only available in charter cities. State statutes mandate an initiative process for citizens to propose charter amendments through petition. Charter cities also have authority to permit an initiative process for ordinances. The top 10 most populated cities in Texas all operate under a home rule charter. 9 of the 10 (all except Arlington) authorize initiative for ordinances.[3][4]

County website evaluations

See also: Evaluation of Texas county websites

As of 2009:

  • 123 Texas counties put their budgets on their websites.
  • 45 counties included information on their websites about public government meetings.
  • 177 included information about the county's elected officials.
  • 56 included information about the county's administrative officials.
  • Six gave information about permits and zoning in the county.
  • 55 of the counties put information on their websites about external audits.
  • Four of the county websites disclosed whether the county belonged to any government sector lobbying associations.
  • 17 provided information on how to request public records using the Texas Public Information Act.
  • 86 county websites provided some information about county taxes.

List of counties

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County County seat
Anderson County, Texas Palestine, Texas
Andrews County, Texas Andrews, Texas
Angelina County, Texas Lufkin, Texas
Aransas County, Texas Rockport, Texas
Archer County, Texas Archer City, Texas
Armstrong County, Texas Claude, Texas
Atascosa County, Texas Jourdanton, Texas
Austin County, Texas Bellville, Texas
Bailey County, Texas Muleshoe, Texas
Bandera County, Texas Bandera, Texas
Bastrop County, Texas Bastrop, Texas
Baylor County, Texas Seymour, Texas
Bee County, Texas Beeville, Texas
Bell County, Texas Belton, Texas
Bexar County, Texas San Antonio, Texas
Blanco County, Texas Johnson City, Texas
Borden County, Texas Gail, Texas
Bosque County, Texas Meridian, Texas
Bowie County, Texas New Boston, Texas
Brazoria County, Texas Angleton, Texas
Brazos County, Texas Bryan, Texas
Brewster County, Texas Alpine, Texas
Briscoe County, Texas Silverton, Texas
Brooks County, Texas Falfurrias, Texas
Brown County, Texas Brownwood, Texas
Burleson County, Texas Caldwell, Texas
Burnet County, Texas Burnet, Texas
Caldwell County, Texas Lockhart, Texas
Calhoun County, Texas Port Lavaca, Texas
Callahan County, Texas Baird, Texas
Cameron County, Texas Brownsville, Texas
Camp County, Texas Pittsburg, Texas
Carson County, Texas Panhandle, Texas
Cass County, Texas Linden, Texas
Castro County, Texas Dimmitt, Texas
Chambers County, Texas Anahuac, Texas
Cherokee County, Texas Rusk, Texas
Childress County, Texas Childress, Texas
Clay County, Texas Henrietta, Texas
Cochran County, Texas Morton, Texas
Coke County, Texas Robert Lee, Texas
Coleman County, Texas Coleman, Texas
Collin County, Texas McKinney, Texas
Collingsworth County, Texas Wellington, Texas
Colorado County, Texas Columbus, Texas
Comal County, Texas New Braunfels, Texas
Comanche County, Texas Comanche, Texas
Concho County, Texas Paint Rock, Texas
Cooke County, Texas Gainesville, Texas
Coryell County, Texas Gatesville, Texas
Cottle County, Texas Paducah, Texas
Crane County, Texas Crane, Texas
Crockett County, Texas Ozona, Texas
Crosby County, Texas Crosbyton
Culberson County, Texas Van Horn, Texas
Dallam County, Texas Dalhart, Texas
Dallas County, Texas Dallas, Texas
Dawson County, Texas Lamesa, Texas
Deaf Smith County, Texas Hereford, Texas
Delta County, Texas Cooper, Texas
Denton County, Texas Denton, Texas
DeWitt County, Texas Cuero, Texas
Dickens County, Texas Dickens, Texas
Dimmit County, Texas Carrizo Springs, Texas
Donley County, Texas Clarendon, Texas
Duval County, Texas San Diego, Texas
Eastland County, Texas Eastland, Texas
Ector County, Texas Odessa, Texas
Edwards County, Texas Rocksprings, Texas
El Paso County, Texas El Paso, Texas
Ellis County, Texas Waxahachie, Texas
Erath County, Texas Stephenville, Texas
Falls County, Texas Marlin, Texas
Fannin County, Texas Bonham, Texas
Fayette County, Texas La Grange, Texas
Fisher County, Texas Roby, Texas
Floyd County, Texas Floydada, Texas
Foard County, Texas Crowell, Texas
Fort Bend County, Texas Richmond, Texas
Franklin County, Texas Mount Vernon, Texas
Freestone County, Texas Fairfield, Texas
Frio County, Texas Pearsall, Texas
Gaines County, Texas Seminole, Texas
Galveston County, Texas Galveston, Texas
Garza County, Texas Post, Texas
Gillespie County, Texas Fredericksburg, Texas
Glasscock County, Texas Garden City, Texas
Goliad County, Texas Goliad, Texas
Gonzales County, Texas Gonzales, Texas
Gray County, Texas Pampa, Texas
Grayson County, Texas Sherman, Texas
Gregg County, Texas Longview, Texas
Grimes County, Texas Anderson
Guadalupe County, Texas Seguin, Texas
Hale County, Texas Plainview, Texas
Hall County, Texas Memphis, Texas
Hamilton County, Texas Hamilton, Texas
Hansford County, Texas Spearman, Texas
Hardeman County, Texas Quanah, Texas
Hardin County, Texas Kountze, Texas
Harris County, Texas Houston, Texas
Harrison County, Texas Marshall, Texas
Hartley County, Texas Channing
Haskell County, Texas Haskell, Texas
Hays County, Texas San Marcos, Texas
Hemphill County, Texas Canadian, Texas
Henderson County, Texas Athens, Texas
Hidalgo County, Texas Edinburg, Texas
Hill County, Texas Hillsboro, Texas
Hockley County, Texas Levelland, Texas
Hood County, Texas Granbury, Texas
Hopkins County, Texas Sulphur Springs, Texas
Houston County, Texas Crockett, Texas
Howard County, Texas Big Spring, Texas
Hudspeth County, Texas Sierra Blanca
Hunt County, Texas Greenville, Texas
Hutchinson County, Texas Stinnett, Texas
Irion County, Texas Mertzon, Texas
Jack County, Texas Jacksboro, Texas
Jackson County, Texas Edna, Texas
Jasper County, Texas Jasper, Texas
Jeff Davis County, Texas Fort Davis, Texas
Jefferson County, Texas Beaumont, Texas
Jim Hogg County, Texas Hebbronville, Texas
Jim Wells County, Texas Alice, Texas
Johnson County, Texas Cleburne, Texas
Jones County, Texas Anson, Texas
Karnes County, Texas Karnes City, Texas
Kaufman County, Texas Kaufman, Texas
Kendall County, Texas Boerne, Texas
Kenedy County, Texas Sarita, Texas
Kent County, Texas Jayton, Texas
Kerr County, Texas Kerrville, Texas
Kimble County, Texas Junction, Texas
King County, Texas Guthrie, Texas
Kinney County, Texas Brackettville, Texas
Kleberg County, Texas Kingsville, Texas
Knox County, Texas Benjamin, Texas
La Salle County, Texas Cotulla
Lamar County, Texas Paris, Texas
Lamb County, Texas Littlefield, Texas
Lampasas County, Texas Lampasas, Texas
Lavaca County, Texas Hallettsville, Texas
Lee County, Texas Giddings, Texas
Leon County, Texas Centerville, Texas
Liberty County, Texas Liberty, Texas
Limestone County, Texas Groesbeck, Texas
Lipscomb County, Texas Lipscomb, Texas
Live Oak County, Texas George West, Texas
Llano County, Texas Llano, Texas
Loving County, Texas Mentone, Texas
Lubbock County, Texas Lubbock, Texas
Lynn County, Texas Tahoka, Texas
Madison County, Texas Madisonville, Texas
Marion County, Texas Jefferson, Texas
Martin County, Texas Stanton, Texas
Mason County, Texas Mason, Texas
Matagorda County, Texas Bay City, Texas
Maverick County, Texas Eagle Pass, Texas
McCulloch County, Texas Brady, Texas
McLennan County, Texas Waco, Texas
McMullen County, Texas Tilden
Medina County, Texas Hondo, Texas
Menard County, Texas Menard, Texas
Midland County, Texas Midland, Texas
Milam County, Texas Cameron, Texas
Mills County, Texas Goldthwaite, Texas
Mitchell County, Texas Colorado City, Texas
Montague County, Texas Montague, Texas
Montgomery County, Texas Conroe, Texas
Moore County, Texas Dumas, Texas
Morris County, Texas Daingerfield, Texas
Motley County, Texas Matador, Texas
Nacogdoches County, Texas Nacogdoches, Texas
Navarro County, Texas Corsicana, Texas
Newton County, Texas Newton, Texas
Nolan County, Texas Sweetwater, Texas
Nueces County, Texas Corpus Christi, Texas
Ochiltree County, Texas Perryton, Texas
Oldham County, Texas Vega, Texas
Orange County, Texas Orange, Texas
Palo Pinto County, Texas Palo Pinto
Panola County, Texas Carthage, Texas
Parker County, Texas Weatherford, Texas
Parmer County, Texas Farwell, Texas
Pecos County, Texas Fort Stockton, Texas
Polk County, Texas Livingston, Texas
Potter County, Texas Amarillo, Texas
Presidio County, Texas Marfa, Texas
Rains County, Texas Emory, Texas
Randall County, Texas Canyon, Texas
Reagan County, Texas Big Lake, Texas
Real County, Texas Leakey, Texas
Red River County, Texas Clarksville, Texas
Reeves County, Texas Pecos, Texas
Refugio County, Texas Refugio, Texas
Roberts County, Texas Miami, Texas
Robertson County, Texas Franklin, Texas
Rockwall County, Texas Rockwall, Texas
Runnels County, Texas Ballinger, Texas
Rusk County, Texas Henderson, Texas
Sabine County, Texas Hemphill, Texas
San Augustine County, Texas San Augustine, Texas
San Jacinto County, Texas Coldspring, Texas
San Patricio County, Texas Sinton, Texas
San Saba County, Texas San Saba, Texas
Schleicher County, Texas Eldorado, Texas
Scurry County, Texas Snyder, Texas
Shackelford County, Texas Albany, Texas
Shelby County, Texas Center, Texas
Sherman County, Texas Stratford, Texas
Smith County, Texas Tyler, Texas
Somervell County, Texas Glen Rose, Texas
Starr County, Texas Rio Grande City, Texas
Stephens County, Texas Breckenridge, Texas
Sterling County, Texas Sterling City, Texas
Stonewall County, Texas Aspermont, Texas
Sutton County, Texas Sonora, Texas
Swisher County, Texas Tulia, Texas
Tarrant County, Texas Fort Worth, Texas
Taylor County, Texas Abilene, Texas
Terrell County, Texas Sanderson, Texas
Terry County, Texas Brownfield, Texas
Throckmorton County, Texas Throckmorton, Texas
Titus County, Texas Mount Pleasant, Texas
Tom Green County, Texas San Angelo, Texas
Travis County, Texas Austin, Texas
Trinity County, Texas Groveton, Texas
Tyler County, Texas Woodville, Texas
Upshur County, Texas Gilmer, Texas
Upton County, Texas Rankin, Texas
Uvalde County, Texas Uvalde, Texas
Val Verde County, Texas Del Rio, Texas
Van Zandt County, Texas Canton, Texas
Victoria County, Texas Victoria, Texas
Walker County, Texas Huntsville, Texas
Waller County, Texas Hempstead, Texas
Ward County, Texas Monahans, Texas
Washington County, Texas Brenham, Texas
Webb County, Texas Laredo, Texas
Wharton County, Texas Wharton, Texas
Wheeler County, Texas Wheeler, Texas
Wichita County, Texas Wichita Falls, Texas
Wilbarger County, Texas Vernon, Texas
Willacy County, Texas Raymondville, Texas
Williamson County, Texas Georgetown, Texas
Wilson County, Texas Floresville, Texas
Winkler County, Texas Kermit, Texas
Wise County, Texas Decatur, Texas
Wood County, Texas Quitman, Texas
Yoakum County, Texas Plains, Texas
Young County, Texas Graham, Texas
Zapata County, Texas Zapata, Texas
Zavala County, Texas Crystal City

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