Kerr County - In the Heart of the Hill Country
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 Census, its population was 52,598. The county seat is Kerrville. The name of the county was given by Joshua D. Brown for his fellow Kentucky native, James Kerr, a congressman of the Republic of Texas.
Kerr County's area is 1,100 square miles and envelops the communities of Kerrville, Ingram, Center Point, Hunt, Mountain Home and Camp Verde. The headwaters of the Guadalupe River begin in the western reaches of Kerr County.
Current Burn Ban Information
The ban is LIFTED for Kerr County Precincts 1, 2, 3 and 4.
Residents who plan to burn are asked to notify their closest volunteer fire department and the Kerr County Sheriff's Office in advance. Please burn responsibly. Thank you!
Burn ban hotline - 830-792-HEAT
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.
Total Solar Eclipse - April 8, 2024
Kerr County, Texas, will be a prime viewing location for the total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8, 2024.
The eclipse will begin at 12:14 p.m., reaching its peak at 1:34 p.m.
Duration: 2 hours, 41 minutes ----- TOTALITY: 4 minutes, 24 seconds
After the 2024 eclipse, it will be 20 years (the year 2044) before the next total solar eclipse will be viewable in from the contiguous United States.
Latest County News
During this season of Thanksgiving, local residents who are grateful and who want to find a way to give back to their community are urged to consider joining the ranks of the Kerr County Community Emergency Response Team.
Kerr County Constable (Pct. 3) Paul Gonzales has now done something that only 2% of all the constables in Texas have succeeded in doing – completing the Texas Constables Leadership College.
Most Kerr County, Texas, offices will be closed for two full days next week -- Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23-24 -- in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.