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
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.)
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.
- Kerr County FY 2023-24 ADOPTED BUDGET
- Truth in Taxation Information - Kerr County, Texas
- Truth in Taxation Information - Lateral Roads
- Truth in Taxation Information - Lake Ingram Estates Road District
- Public Hearing on Tax Increase - Kerr County
- Notice of Tax Rates -Kerr County
- Notice of Tax Rates - Lake Ingram Estates
- Open Records Request
Latest County News
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.
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.
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.