Perkins County Commissioners meet the 1st Tuesday following the 1st Wednesday of every month.
Often scrutinized and seldom recognized is the important role of the men and women who shoulder the responsibility of county government through service as a County Commissioner. The acts of county commissioners control the destiny, prosperity and general well-being of the residents and businesses of Perkins County.
The County Commission has a board of five commissioners who are elected to staggered terms of 4 years. They are responsible for the oversight of every service that each county office provides. They are responsible for the care, preservation or sale of all county property; the audit of accounts of all officers having the care, management, collection or disbursements of any moneys belonging to the county; levying taxes; construction and repair of bridges; to open, vacate and change highways; to appoint judges of the election; and as a board of equalization, to equalize the assessment roll of the county in the manner provided by law; to furnish necessary equipment and supplies to county offices; to superintend the fiscal concerns of the county and secure their management in the best possible manner; to regulate the transaction of business in alcoholic beverages; to make ordinances prohibiting the sale or exhibition of any obscene matter; and for zoning, solid waste and water management along with a host of other issues that arise affecting the county.