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    News Article | July 20, 2022

    Commissioners Court

    Legal Guidance

    "Does the county judge, with the fire marshal's recommendation, have the authority to lift a burn ban order outside of a formal commissioners court meeting?"

    Can the commissioners court regulate the use of personal vehicles while on county business?

    Yes, under Local Government Code §170.001, the commissioners court may adopt rules prohibiting or regulating the use of privately owned vehicles for the performance of county business or law enforcement duties by the sheriff, constable or a deputy. The commissioners court may not adopt rules for the private use of a privately owned vehicle.