What Does County Government Actually Do?

May 11, 2017 | News

Have you ever wondered, “What does Collin County government actually do?”

You’re not alone. Even some of our city government officials struggle sometimes to understand all that county government does.

Well, as it turns out, your county government actually does quite a lot! Check out the list (below) of just some of the services provided by Collin County.

As you take a moment to review the list, remember that Collin County has the number one lowest property tax rate among all 254 Texas counties, and yet remains a leader in the state of Texas in economic opportunity and county government excellence and efficiency!

Don’t let anyone tell you that local government can’t operate with excellence unless they get to raise your property tax bill year after year after year! In Collin County, we know how to provide common sense government and good stewardship of your taxpayer resources! It’s what we do!

Collin County Services

911 Dispatch • Animal Shelter • Arson Investigation • Bail Bonds • Beer and Wine Applications • Birth Certificates • Cattle Brands & Marks Registration • Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Strategic National Stockpile Points of Dispensing (POD) Oversight • Child Protective Services Board • Civil Cases • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) • Community Supervision and Corrections (Probation) • County Courthouse • County Jail • Criminal District Attorney’s Office • Criminal Records • Death Certificates • Divorce Records • Elections • Emergency Management • Engineering and Development Services • Environmental Health • Epidemiology • Evictions • Family Law Cases • Felony & Misdemeanor Criminal Cases • Fire Code Inspections • Fireworks Stand Permits • First Responder Radio Communications • Food Service Permits • Historical Commission • Hot Check Prosecution • Illegal Dumping • Indigent (Legal) Defense • Indigent Healthcare • Jury Services • Juvenile Detention • Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program • Juvenile Probation Services • Land Records • Law Library • Magistration • Marriage Licenses • Medical Examiner • Medical Reserve Corps • Mental Commitments • Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services • Minimum Security Detention Facility • Motor Vehicle Registration • Motor Vehicle Violations & Traffic Tickets • Parks & Open Space • Passport Office • Probate Court • Property Deeds • Property Foreclosures • Public Health Emergency Preparedness • Public Information Office • Public Safety • Public Works/Road & Bridge • Rural/911 Addressing • Septic System Permits • Sex Offender Database • Small Claims Court • Subdivision Regulations • Substance Abuse Program • Swimming Pool Permits • Teen Court • Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service • Truancy • Veteran Services • Weddings • WIC (Women, Infants, and Children)