KERR County

Kerr County - In the Heart of the Hill Country


Kerr County is located 65 miles northwest of San Antonio, in the heart of the Texas Hill Country just off Interstate 10. As of the 2020 Census, its population was 52,598. The county seat is Kerrville. The name of the county was given by Joshua D. Brown for his fellow Kentucky native, James Kerr, a congressman of the Republic of Texas.

Kerr County's area is 1,100 square miles and envelops the communities of Kerrville, Ingram, Center Point, Hunt, Mountain Home and Camp Verde. The headwaters of the Guadalupe River begin in the western reaches of Kerr County.

Current Burn Ban Information
Call 830-315-BURN

Current Status:

The ban is LIFTED for Kerr County Precincts 1 and 4.

The ban on outdoor burning remains IN EFFECT for Kerr County Precincts 2 and 3 until further notice.

Precinct 4 residents who are planning to burn, please notify your closest volunteer fire department and the Kerr County Sheriff's Office in advance. Please burn responsibly.

Currently, the updated burn ban hotline from which to obtain information is 792-HEAT. (Work is underway to update the secondary hotline number, as well.)

Thank you.

Public Notices

Read public notices, both voluntary and statutory, for Kerr County. This includes, but is not limited to: public meeting notices, RFQ and RFP postings, tax sales, burn ban and fireworks information, adopted property tax rates, adopted Kerr County budgets, actions by elected and appointed officials, and more.

Upcoming Events

Monday, October 2, 2023 Kerr County Commissioners' Court
Tuesday, October 10, 2023 Kerr County Commissioners' Court
Monday, October 23, 2023 Kerr County Commissioners' Court

Latest County News

Voting September 27th, 2023

Voter Registration Deadline, Early Voting Dates Set

Kerr County residents who would like to vote in the November Constitutional Amendment Election, but who are not registered to vote have until the Oct. 10, 2023, deadline to get properly signed up. Additionally, the dates for requesting a ballot by mail, as well as the early voting period, have been announced.

Emergencypreparednessexpo News September 25th, 2023

Get Ready, Get Set! Kerr County Plans Emergency Preparedness Expo

The first-ever Kerr County Emergency Preparedness Expo will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Happy State Bank Expo Hall at the Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 TX-27 in Kerrville. Admission will be free.

Deanie Pam Cropped September 6th, 2023

Kerr County Victims Services Lauded by Thin Blue Line Motorcycle Club

When a drunk driver caused a multiple-fatality crash on TX16 South of Kerrville a couple of years ago, Kerr County Victims Services Coordinator Pam Peter and Victims’ Rights Assistant Cathy Rae stepped up to do their jobs. But how they approached their responsibilities left a lasting and positive impact on many lives.