News Article | July 20, 2022
|"I am a new Commissioner, and I know someone who would be a great fit for the vacant county auditor position. Can I appoint them?"|
What vacancies may a commissioners court fill by appointment?
The commissioners court may fill vacancies in the following offices: county judge, county clerk, district and county clerk, sheriff, county attorney, county treasurer, county surveyor, county tax assessor-collector, justice of the peace and constable. (Local Government Code §87.041)
Under Local Government Code §84.002, a vacancy in the office of county auditor may be filled by only the district judge (or judges in a county with two or more district judges). For more information about filling vacancies, see TAC’s Short Answers to Common Questions: Vacancies..