The Association of Indiana Counties on Sept. 28 presented its 2016 Local Government Cooperation Award to Hamilton County, the city of Fishers, the city of Noblesville and the state of Indiana for their teamwork on the State Road 37 improvement project. Read on...
Pursuant to IC 5-14-1.5-5(c) The Hamilton County Board of Commissioners will meet on the following dates in 2015. Meetings are held in the Commissioners Courtroom at the Hamilton County Government and Judicial Center. View the Board of Commissioners calendar for more information on scheduled meetings and times.
The Deadline to be placed on the agenda is 12 p.m. on the Wednesday before the Commissioners meeting. Call 317-776-8462 to be placed on the agenda.
For other information please call Dan Stevens, Assistant to the Commissioners at 317-776-9719.
Commissioners & Highway Department Staff Meetings
The Hamilton County Board of Commissioners will meet with the Hamilton County Highway Department staff at 8 a.m. View the Board of Commissioners calendar for meeting dates.
Meetings will be held at the Hamilton County Highway Department, 1700 S 10th Street. Meeting dates and / or times are subject to change.
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
Members & Terms of Office
Each county is governed by a Board of Commissioners consisting of 3 elected persons. The commissioners are elected from separate districts (in which they must reside) but by vote of the county as a whole. Commissioner districts must be redrawn at least once every 10 years, and may be redrawn in any odd-numbered year.
The terms of office of county commissioners are 4 years on a staggered basis. In general, the Board of Commissioners is responsible for the administration of county business. The commissioners may enact ordinances to meet local conditions and exercise other authority vested in the board by the legislature. The base salary for the commissioners is established by the salary ordinance.
The Board of County Commissioners serves as the executive and administrative authority for the county. The Board of County Commissioners duties include the:
Appointment of certain county and township officials
Audit and authorization of claims against the county
Authorization of contracts and received bids
Control, maintenance, and supervision of county property
Performance of certain election functions
Service as the Board of County Finance
Supervision of construction and maintenance of roads and bridges