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  • The Honorable Jay H. Knight

1923 Sam Houston
Room 201 
Liberty, TX 77575
Office (936) 336-4665
Fax (936) 336-4518

Email for Judge: cojudge@co.liberty.tx.us

Dede Taylor
Court Coordinator
936-336-4667
dede.taylor(at)co.liberty.tx.us

Joan Belt
Administrative Assistant
936-336-4665
joan.belt(at)co.liberty.tx.us



Office Hours: Monday - Friday 
                      8am - 5pm
Closed from 12pm - 1pm for Lunch
  • The County Judge is both the presiding officer of the Commissioners Court and the Judge of the County Court. Many people think of the County Judge as the chief executive official in county government, serving as the principal source of information and assistance. He is also known as a conservator of the peace for the county.

    The County Judge is considered by many the highest ranking county official who presents a remarkable combination of judicial and administrative functions. The County Judge's office duties include, but are not limited to:

    • preparing all commissioners court agendas and minutes while ensuring the proper notice and lawful conduct of all commissioners court meetings;
    • presides over probate matters, guardianship matters and small estate proceedings;
    • orders and certifies all elections;
    • serves as the chief budget officer as well as chairman of the juvenile board;
    • approves requests for temporary alcoholic beverage permits;
    • conducts marriage ceremonies;
    • issues delayed birth certificates;
    • administers over grants and contracts for the county.

    The County Judge presides over all cases involving mental health commitments in Liberty County. The County Judge may represent the county on all state and federal issues that may arise that directly affect Liberty County.

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