Commissioner Pct. #1
“We are committed to providing the most efficient and courteous services to our customers. If we fail or fall short please contact me directly.”
Jefferson County Courthouse
1149 Pearl Street, 4th Floor
Beaumont, Texas 77701
One of the most important governing bodies of the county is the Commissioners Court. The county judge presides over the meetings of the Commissioner Court and sees that the meetings are carried on in an orderly manner. Each County Commissioner and the County Judge are allowed one vote on issues allowed by state statues. The Commissioners Court is not a judicial court, but is an administrative body for conducting county affairs. The law requires the Commissioners Court to meet at least once each month. Jefferson County Commissioners Court meets every Monday at 1:30 p.m. and is open to the public. The court can meet in special session at any time it so desires so long as the proper notice is given and there is the proper posting of such notice.
Any three members of the court may constitute a quorum for the transaction of all business with the exception of levying county taxes. Therefore, any three commissioners or the county judge and any two commissioners may transact most county business as a quorum.
The main functions performed by the County Commissioners Court are:
1. To supervise and control the county courthouse, county buildings and facilities.
2. To review and adopt a county budget for all County governmental entities.
3. To determine county tax rates.
4. To fill vacancies in elective and appointive positions.
5. To let contracts in the name of the county.
6. To build and maintain county roads and bridges.
7. To administer such services as libraries, indigent healthcare, welfare programs, parks, employee benefit programs, county engineering office, SETX Regional Airport, Emergency Management, and Mosquito Control. .
Each county in Texas is divided into four commissioner’s precincts. The voters of their precinct directly elect each of the four commissioners. As a member of the Commissioners Court, each commissioner participates in all the decisions and work of the body. In most counties, the county commissioner is solely and directly responsible for the administrative responsibilities, a county commissioner is much more than a “road commissioner.”
Commissioner Arnold’s office is located in downtown Beaumont at the Jefferson County Courthouse, 1149 Pearl Street, 4th Floor, Beaumont, Texas.
The courthouse office is open Monday thru Thursday 7:30 a.m. till 5:00 p.m. and Friday 7:30 a.m. till 12:00 p.m.
Phone: (409) 835-8442
Fax: (409) 835-8628
Precinct One Service Center is located on Hwy 90, China, Texas. Precinct One has 14 employees, one superintendent, one assistant superintendent, two road foremen, four senior equipment operators, four equipment operators, one administrative secretary, and one senior secretary.
Precinct One Service Center works Monday thru Thursday 7:00 a.m. till 5:30 p.m.
Phone: (409) 434-5430
Fax: (409) 752-3087
The Jefferson County Road and Bridge Department is responsible for road and bridge construction and maintenance in the unincorporated areas of Precinct One. An inter-local agreement with the City of Beaumont, City of China, City of Nome, and City of Bevil Oaks allows Precinct One to maintain certain thoroughfares within the City Limits.
Precinct One currently maintains approximately 94 road miles, spanning over 160 square miles.
Road & Bridge Services
County Road & Bridge Maintenance
County Right-of-Way Mowing
County Right-of-Way Drainage
Traffic Control & Street Signs
New Culvert Installation or Repair
Removal of Natural Debris and Dead Animals
Please contact our office by calling either the Courthouse office @ (409) 835-8442 or the Service Center @ (409) 434-5430 for any of the above listed services. Please be as specific as possible with your complaint and location. Complaints can also be submitted by downloading and sending the R&B Complaint form. Our email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org and our mailing address is: Jefferson County Courthouse, Commissioner Eddie Arnold, 1149 Pearl Street, 4th Floor, Beaumont, Texas 77701.
For other Services, please handle as provided below.
Permits – Please contact Jefferson County Engineering Department – 409-835-8584.
All mosquito related concerns should be forwarded to the Jefferson County Mosquito Control Department at (409) 722-5350.
Contact the Environmental Control Department at (409) 722-0292 to report health hazards; including dumping of hazardous chemical.
If you live in Precinct One but your area is maintained by the City of Beaumont, City of China, City of Nome, or City of Bevil Oaks then please contact your city hall, a work order must be completed and forwarded to the County Service Center from the city.