What is the Tarrant County Commissionerís
Court and when does it meet?
Despite the name, Commissioners Court is not a judicial court but
is the general governing body of the county. The Court is made up of
the four county commissioners ó each elected from one of the countyís
four precincts ó and the county judge who is elected county-wide and
presides over the full Court. Each holds a staggered term of four
The four county commissioners have both county-wide and precinct
responsibilities. They set the tax rate and adopt the county budget.
Each commissioner is responsible for construction and maintenance of
county facilities, bridges, and roads within his or her precinct.
Commissioners are responsive to the particular needs of people living
in their areas of the county. In Tarrant County, each member of the
Commissionerís Court serves as a liaison to a particular board or
agency of the county such as the Sheriffís Office, Housing Finance
Corporation, or Hospital District.
The Commissionerís Court meets at 10:00 a.m. every Tuesday in the
Commissioners Courtroom on the 5th floor of the County Administrative
Building, 101 East Weatherford Street in Fort Worth. All meetings are
open to the public and citizens are encouraged to attend. Copies of
the agendas can be obtained at the Commissioners Court office or
through their webpage at www.tarrantcounty.com. For more information,
contact the Commissioners Court at 817-884-1234.
Who is my County Commissioner and how do I
Arlington is located in Tarrant County Precinct 2. The County Commissioner can assist with items such as, but not limited to, county roads, health services, and county taxes.
Andy Nguyen is currently the County Commissioner for Precinct 2. Commissioner Nguyen can be reached by writing to
him at 700 East Abram Street Suite 304, Arlington, Texas 76010 or calling
him at 817-548-3900. His email address is
For information on other county commissioners, contact the
Commissionerís Court at 817-884-1234 or visit the Courtís website
How do I go about speaking before the
The Commissioners Court is an open forum and you may speak on any
topic. To speak before the Commissioners Court, you must fill out an
Audience Participation Form prior to the Court going into session at
10:00 a.m. The forms are located in front of the Commissioners
Courtroom, 100 East Weatherford Street, on the 5th floor, in Fort
Worth. Completed forms should be returned to the Commissioners Court
Secretary who will then forward them to the Judge.
How do I register to vote?
A resident of Arlington may register to vote in local, state, and
national elections by completing a voters registration card and
returning it to the Tarrant County Voter Registrars Office. You must
be registered 30 days prior to an election in order to vote. Please
allow enough time to send your registration card in prior to an
Voters registration cards can be obtained at the Voter Registrars
Office located at 100 East Weatherford Street, Room B90, Fort Worth,
or call them at 817-884-1115 and they will mail you a card. Voterís
registration cards are also available at the Southeast Tarrant County
Sub-courthouse in Arlington,
700 East Abram Street, Arlington, Texas 76010 - County Commissionerís Office.
Voters registration forms may also be available at your local post
office or the City of Arlington, City Secretaryís Office, located at
101 West Abram Street, 1st Floor.
How do I find out where I vote?
Your voters registration card will list your voting precinct. A
list of locations is usually printed in the newspaper prior to the
election, or you may contact the Tarrant County Voter Registrars
Office at 817-831-6484. Give them your address and they can give you
your voting precinct, or visit www.tarrantcounty.com.
Where can I get more information on
A guide to the departments and services provided by Tarrant County
government titled "A to Z," is available through the Tarrant
County Administratorís Office. For more information on obtaining
this booklet contact the Tarrant County Administratorís Office at
817-884-1267 or 100 East Weatherford Street, Suite 404, Fort Worth,
Who are my Federal and State
Representatives and how do I contact them?
A current list of all Federal and State representatives, and all
other elected officials representing Tarrant County is available on
the Tarrant County website,
, under the FAQs link.
Your National Congressional District numbers are listed on your
voter registration card. To find out who your representatives are,
contact the Tarrant County Voter Registrarís Office at 8817-831-6484.
You can also access this information from the Texas Legislatureís