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Government

The City of Brownwood operates under the city manager/city council form of government which is led by an elected mayor and five city council members who are elected at large from single-member wards. The mayor and council members hold their office for a term of four years each. The city manager oversees the day-to-day operation of the city and is hired by the council.

The Law Enforcement Center is the home of the Brownwood Police Department and the Brown County Sheriff’s Office. The Brownwood Police Department is led by an appointed police chief who in turn appoints an assistant police chief.

The Brownwood Fire Department is a full-time paid department with two stations in Brownwood. The department is led by the appointed fire chief with investigations led by the fire marshal.

City of Early

The City of Early government consists of an elected mayor and five city councilmembers who are elected at large and serve two-year staggered terms. The office of the city administrator oversees the daily operation of the city.

The Early Police Department is headed up by the appointed chief of police, and the city funds the location, operation and equipment of the Early Volunteer Fire Department.

Brown County is governed by the Commissioner’s Court consisting of the Brown County Judge and the four-member County Commissioners elected from each precinct. Their offices are located at the Brown County Courthouse along with the 35th District Court, the office of the County Attorney, and office of the District Attorney, County Treasurer, four Justices of the Peace (one from each precinct), the County Clerk’s office and the District Clerk’s office.

Important Numbers
Brown County Sheriff’s Office – (325) 646-5510
Brown County Commissioners – (325) 643-1985
Brown County Tax Assessor Collector – (325) 643-1646
Brown County Clerk – (325) 643-2594
Brown County Elections Office – (325) 646-4333
Brownwood City Hall – (325) 646-5775
Early City Hall – (325) 643-5451

Fire Department
Brownwood – (325) 646-6743
Early – (325) 643-5451

Police Department
Brownwood – (325) 646-2525
Early – (325) 646-5322
***For An Emergency Call 911***

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