About the Sherman County Court
Called a “County Court” to reflect historical responsibilities of the office, the Sherman County Board of Commissioners sets policy and manages the business affairs of the County, including apportioning and levying taxes. County Court also oversees the organization and budgeting of all County programs.
The Chair of the Sherman County Board of Commissioners is the County Judge. The County Judge also handles juvenile and probate court matters.
County Court meets at 9 a.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of each month to conduct the business of the County. Meetings are held in the Circuit Courtroom at the Sherman County Courthouse. These meetings are open to the public and public comment is accepted.
Public Comment Instructions
During County Court sessions, members of the public wishing to speak can indicate this by raising a hand. The County Judge will acknowledge the speaker and ask for name identification for the minutes. After being called on and providing name identification, the speaker may give comment.
During a public hearing, the County Judge will open up the floor for public comment. The above procedure will take place after this.
The time allotted for a speaker’s comment is determined by the County Judge. Typically, the time-limit for a single speaker’s comment is two minutes. This will vary depending on the topic at hand and the time-constraints of the agenda.
The County Court thanks citizens for their participation in Sherman County governance. The Court values the citizens of Sherman County, and participation allows the Court to better serve the community at large.