KERR County

Kerr County - In the Heart of the Hill Country

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Kerr County is located 65 miles northwest of San Antonio, in the heart of the Texas Hill Country just off Interstate 10.

As of the 2020 U.S. Census, the county's population numbered 52,598 residents. Kerrville, the largest city in the county, also serves as the county seat.

Early settler Joshua D. Brown named the county after his fellow Kentucky native, James Kerr, a congressman of the Republic of Texas.

Kerr County's measures about 1,100 square miles and, in addition to Kerrville, it envelops the communities of Ingram, Center Point, Hunt, Mountain Home and Camp Verde. The headwaters of the Guadalupe River begin in the western reaches of Kerr County.

Big Whitetail bucks annually draw sportsmen from far and wide. - Photo by Lisa Walter/Kerr County Public Relations

Current Burn Ban Information
Call 830-792-HEAT

The ban is LIFTED in Precincts 1, 2, 3 and 4.

For up-to-date status checks on the burn ban, be sure to revisit this page.

Burn ban information is also available by calling the hotline - 830-792-HEAT.

Public Notices

Read public notices, both voluntary and statutory, for Kerr County. This includes, but is not limited to: public meeting notices, RFQ and RFP postings, tax sales, burn ban and fireworks information, adopted property tax rates, adopted Kerr County budgets, actions by elected and appointed officials, and more.

Upcoming Events

Monday, August 12, 2024 Kerr County Commissioners' Court
Monday, August 26, 2024 Kerr County Commissioners' Court
Monday, September 2, 2024 Kerr County, Texas Offices Closed

Kerr County Judge Rob Kelly presents his recommended FY 2024-25 budget

Kerr County Judge Rob Kelly has presented his proposed budget for the county's FY 2024-2025 via the county's YouTube channel.

You can watch the video here:

https://www.youtube.com/live/trOnwXW2Xow?si=ZFnxNjrv3PgWH8Wm

He added a second video on deficit budget myths. That is viewable here:

https://www.youtube.com/live/P6fwZK2NlyY?si=vHz9fECYXlI21qco

Now, the commissioners' court will work together to modify and propose their best plan for the coming year.

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Citizens wishing to address the Kerr County Commissioners' Court regarding the budget that is "in the works" will have several opportunities to do so. The next opportunity will be Monday, July 22, at 10:30 a.m.

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The following documents are related to the judge's recommended budget:

Judge Rob Kelly's Budget Presentation - 07-15-24

Kerr County Judge's Proposed Budget for FY 2024-25

Capital Improvement/Major Expenditure Requests for FY 2024-25

Budget Timeline/Calendar

Comparison of Wage Adjustment - Summary

Comparison of Wage Adjustment - Detailed

New and Frozen Positions

Wage Adjustments for Current Positions

Wage Adjustment-Inflation-Difference

Judge Kelly's Proposed Wage Increase

Special Requested Increases

Latest County News

Vaclaimstatustool July 22nd, 2024

Vets with claims 'in process' urged to use VA status tool at any time

As part of the many ways it offers free help to area U.S. military veterans, the Kerr County Veterans Service Office is “at-the-ready” to help them check on the status of their claims. It also applauds and encourages any veteran who wants to check on the status of their own claim online to use the free VA Claim Status Tool.

Weareblog Oliva 1721661110 July 22nd, 2024

Employee spotlight shines on Kerr County's Oliva Avila

Kerr County, Texas, likes to shine the spotlight on its employees who do a stellar job in a monthly tribute titled "We ARE Kerr County, Texas".

Put the faces to the names of your county servants, find out what they wish citizens knew about their county government, learn about their history and more!

For July, we feature and celebrate Kerr County Maintenance Department Custodian Oliva Avila.

Newvalogin July 18th, 2024

Kerr County veterans urged to create new login for VA

The Kerr County Veterans Service Office is urging U.S. military veterans in the area to start setting up their accounts for online access to the VA.