Government

Jarrell is a General Law City Type A, incorporated in 2001, with an incorporated area of 1.67 square miles. The extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) for Jarrell contains 14.28 square miles.

City Council

The City Council meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers located at 161 Town Center Blvd. in Jarrell. The mayor and alderman/alderwoman serve two-year terms, with annual elections held in November.

Planning and Zoning

The Planning and Zoning Commission meets annually in October. The five-member board serves 2-year terms. Unified Development Code, approved by the City Council on October 21, 2008, can be viewed online at the City’s website at www.cityofjarrell.com

The City Council acts as the Zoning Board of Adjustments and meets as needed.

County Seat

The U.S. Census Bureau has ranked Williamson County as 9th in its list of the fastest growing counties in the nation, with an estimated 2010 population of 422,679, a 69% increase from Census 2000 (Texas State Data Center Estimates). Georgetown, the largest city, serves as the County Seat.

County offices

Most County offices are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday except for holidays. (Some offices may be closed for lunch.) The Unified Road System Dept. is open from 7:30 to 4:30, and County Emergency Medical Services and Sheriff's offices are open 24 hours a day, every day.

Taxes

The city sales tax is 2% and is divided with 1% going to the City, .5% to Property Tax Offset, .25% to Street Maintenance, and .25% to 4A EDC. Reference the Taxes section for additional information.