Kendall County is governed by a commissioner’s court made up of four commissioners and a judge. The county judge is the county administrative officer, who also rules on probate and juvenile legal matters. The County’s other elected county officials are the sheriff, county tax collector/assessor, clerk, treasurer and county attorney. County officials appointed by the commissioner’s court are the county auditor, road supervisor, and engineer.
The City of Boerne was incorporated in 1909. Today, Boerne is a home rule city governed by a mayor and city council comprised of five council members, all of whom are elected to staggered two-year terms.
The chief administrative officer for the City of Boerne is the city manager who is appointed by the mayor with approval from the city council.
The City of Boerne is a full-service municipality, providing all the basic government services such as streets, police, fire, animal control, solid waste collection, electric, water, wastewater, gas, cemetery, library, parks, and recreation.
The Kendall County Emergency Medical Service (EMS) is run by volunteers. This organization relies heavily on donated funds and grants. Fire service in the city is now handled by the City of Boerne's paid Fire Department. City of Boerne Police Department and the Kendall County Sheriff’s Department are the two law enforcement entities for Boerne and Kendall County.
There are many physicians and medical specialists who office in Boerne. For emergency situations, the Methodist Boerne Emergency Center is the first ever freestanding 24/7 emergency department in south central Texas. The emergency center is located at 134 Menger Springs (just south of the IH-10 West and State Hwy 46 West intersection).