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Welcome to Washington County, Texas.

If you are new to the area, let us be the first to say Welcome to Washington County, The Birth Place of Texas.  We hope that you will find us and our communities friendly, warm and eager for you to join us in making Washington County your home, too.

On this site you will find information and links covering all of the aspects of the county. The departments that make up the county government, who your local officials are and what they do for you.

We have tried to include everything that the county government is responsible for in the course of daily business.  Our goal is to help save you time and money, while providing the best customer service we can along the way.


Washington County Commissioner's Court Meetings
Beginning Tuesday, April 7, 2020, Washington County Commissioner's Court meetings will be accessible online, until further notice. These meetings are open to the public, and can be accessed online through the Internet or participants can dial in and attend the meeting telephonically. Please note that our meetings will be recorded and accessible to the public within two hours following the conclusion of the meeting. Meeting recordings can be viewed by visiting Washington County's YouTube channel by clicking here.
Meeting connection information:
Meeting ID: 468 964 5016

Password: 2776200

Telephone Number: +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

Alternate Number:  +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
If you would like to ask a question to the Court to be answered at the upcoming meeting, please email courtquestions@wacounty.com. Questions must be received by 8:00 AM on the day of the meeting.
Washington County utilizes the Zoom meeting conferencing software. To sign up for a free Zoom account you may visit https://zoom.us.

Covid-19 Call Center

Faith Mission, the City of Brenham, and Washington County have opened a call center to provide information and resources during the Covid-19 crisis.

The call center can be reached at 800-845-8035.  Callers can receive information regarding the Covid-19 virus, medical services, declarations, executive orders, volunteer opportunities, and other community services.  Callers will also have the option to be transferred to the City of Brenham’s resource center for access to city resources and information.  Finally, callers will be given the option to leave a message and have a representative return their call. 


Washington County COVID-19 Declarations and Press Releases
Washington County has issued a declaration related to the COVID-19 Pandemic on April 2, 2020. To view this declaration, please click here.

Washington County has issued a press release on April 2, 2020, providing guidance for houses of worship during the COVID-19 crisis. To view this release, please click here.

Washington County has issued a press release on March 23, 2020, in response to the Covid-19 virus threat. To view this release, please click here.

Washington County has also issued a contact information list. To view the contact information list, please click here.


Covid 19 Information

If you would like to find more information on Covid-19, please visit Washington County's Office of Emergency Management website/webapp by clicking the link https://oem.wacounty.com.


 
Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Report
 
If you would like to view the Washington County Report Regarding the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program, please click here.

 


Judge John Durrenberger announced that Washington County will no longer be paying out monies for the coyote bounties in 2020. The county has been doing this for over twenty years and did not budget for it in 2020. If you have bounties and get the paperwork turned in to the County Treasurers Office by 3:00 pm today, December 31, 2019, they will be paid.


 

Non-Emergency phone number for Washington County 911 is 979-277-7373



Notice of 2019 Tax Year Proposed Property Tax Rate
 

ON SEPTEMBER 17, 2019, WASHINGTON COUNTY ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE
TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR’S TAX RATE.

THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 7.72 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $ 100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY  $34.20.
  

RECORD VOTE ON ADOPTION OF THE 2020 BUDGET:
County Judge, John Durrenberger    Aye
Commissioner Precinct #1, Don Koester  Aye
Commissioner Precinct #2, Candice Bullock  Aye
Commissioner Precinct #3, Kirk Hanath   Aye
Commissioner Precinct #4, Joy Fuchs  Aye