The mission of the County Information Resources Agency is to provide technological services and resources to Texas counties and local governments.
CIRA was created in 2001 upon the recommendation of the E-County Task Force after more than a year of studying and discussing technology issues facing counties. CIRA is an interlocal government agency supported by the Texas Association of Counties (TAC) and dedicated to helping counties with their technological needs. The agency provides essential information and technology assistance to counties and coordinates with counties, state agencies and other entities to leverage resources. The agency is led by a Board of Directors appointed by the president of TAC.
Through CIRA, counties are making great strides and establishing a major leadership role in Texas government technology. There is no membership fee to join CIRA. Only an interlocal agreement between the county and CIRA is required. For more information on how to join CIRA, please see the Membership Information page.