Under the Code of Alabama, each county is responsible for the following:
- Administration of law enforcement
- Construction and maintenance of roads and bridges
- Recording of legal papers
- Property and license tax collection
- Indigent care
County commissions – in our case, the Elmore County Commission – serve as the custodian of all county property and provides office space for a multitude of offices. See below for a list of those offices.
- Circuit and District Courts
- District Attorney’s Office
- Veteran’s Affairs
- Board of Registrars
- Board of Equalization
- Elmore County Extension Office.
The Commission also assists in administering elections by establishing voting districts and precincts, providing voting equipment, and paying for election expenses.
When citizens of our county spend money and conduct business within county lines, they help to sustain our economy and assist in the maintenance of commission responsibilities. In that way, conducting local business helps support the construction and maintenance of roads, local government establishments, law enforcement entities, etc.