Re: Whether a commissioners court may pay a vendor who has rendered goods or services to the county for the reasonable value of the benefit the county has received under an implied contract when the county auditor has rejected the claim (RQ-0354-GA).
Submitted by Mike Stafford
Harris County Attorney
Summary, Opinion GA-383: Section 113.065 of the Local Government Code prohibits a county auditor from approving a claim for the reasonable value of services received under an implied contract that was not “incurred as provided by law.” Tex. Loc. Gov’t Code Ann.