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Cooke County Courthouse Photograph with blue and pink sky, taken from SW. Photo courtesy Jason Brinkley, 2018
May 24, 2024 Cooke County Tornado recovery and volunteer information is here.

Welcome to Cooke County, Texas
101 South Dixon, Gainesville, Texas 76240
Phone: 940-668-5500

Info and historical photos of our beautiful Cooke County Courthouse at TexasEscapes.com

Notice of Tax Rate for Fiscal Year 2024


Additional Resources:

Creating Defensible Space Around Your Home
Wildfire Preparedness

Texas Outdoor Burning Rules/Guidelines
See pages 11 – 12 for guidance on proper burning precautions.
The outdoor burning rule is adopted as part of Texas Health and Safety Code
under 382.085 and the Texas Water Code section 7.182.
Summary of Criminal Outdoor Burning
1 Page PDF

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Cooke County is committed to making the content of its web site accessible to all, including individuals with disabilities, and to ensuring its web site complies with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, by using World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA. Some of the pages on Cooke County's web site may contain links to third-party sites. Cooke County is not responsible for the online content or accessibility of third-party sites that do not relate to Cooke County programs, services and activities. You can phone (940) 668-5500 to reach offices in the courthouse and speak to an employee.