Quorum Court

Meetings

The full Quorum Court meets on the second Monday each month to conduct county business and review ordinances and resolutions for passage. Quorum Court committees meet on scheduled Mondays to prepare business for vote by the full court.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Overview

The Quorum Court is the legislative body of county government. A member of the Quorum Court is called Justice of the Peace, or “JP,” and is elected for two-year terms. The Garland County Quorum Court is made up of 13 Justices representing each of 13 geographic districts in Garland County. In the event of a vacancy the Governor fills the vacancy by appointment and the appointee serves until the next general election. The county judge is the presiding officer over the Quorum Court without a vote, but with the power of veto.

Local Legislative Authority

The Quorum Court exercises local legislative authority for the affairs of the county. These include:

  • Authorize contracts for the county
  • Create, revise or abandon any elected office
  • Fill vacancies in elected county offices
  • Fix the number an compensation of county employees
  • The power to level taxes and appropriate public funds for the expenses of the county
  • Preserve peace, order and security