Smith County Law and Justice
According to the
Texas Association of Counties
"County government is big business. More that ever before, the complex demands
of modern society are focused on our traditional framework of local government -
Texas' 254 counties. Since the early 1980's, as more and more federal and state
responsibilities were delegated or mandated to the local level, counties have
re-emerged as Texas' grassroots government - delivering a
growing list of services and working smarter and harder to respond to the
ever-changing needs of our dynamic state."
Major responsibilites of local county government include not only building and
maintaning roads, maintaining public records, and collecting property taxes, but
counties also provide law enforcement, construct and operate jails, and provide
health and social services to many county residents.
Increasingly, county government is playing a vital role in the economic
development of our local areas.
View the various areas responsible for Smith County Law and Justice,
which include the
, the office of the
, the five (5) precinct level
, and the
PreTrial Release and Personal Bond Office
which is an office that offers personal bonds to defendants considered for
release who meet certain qualifications.