Hamilton County Oversight

Information on this page is provided to give applicants a general idea of roles and responsibilities. Actual by-laws and other pertinent information will be shared by the board during onboarding.

Alcoholic Beverage Board 

(pursuant to IC 7.1-2-4-6)

Term Length: 1 Year
The local Alcoholic Beverage Board is a county board supporting the Indiana Alcohol & Tobacco Commission by investigating all applications for alcohol beverage retailer and dealer permits in their respective county. Each local board is made up of four members – one appointed by the Board of County Commissioners, one by the Chief Executive of the largest city or town in the county, one by the County Fiscal Body, and one designated representative of the Commission, who is usually an officer of the Indiana State Excise Police. As a member of your local board, you will represent the Commission to members of your community. You will participate in public hearings at which applications for alcoholic beverage permits will be considered and voted upon. You will be able to listen and respond to the concerns of your community to ensure that all Hoosiers have a voice in their government.

Alcoholic Beverage Board - Related Documents:

Refer to the following documents for additional information.

Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission Local Board Handbook (PDF) 

Board of Zoning Appeals 

(pursuant to IC 36-7-4-900)

Term Length: 4 Years
The Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) is responsible to perform the duties specified by state law and adopt rules concerning the filing of appeals, applications for variances and special uses, the giving of notice, the conduct of hearings and other subjects or matters as required by state law or as deemed necessary or desirable by the board.  This group will work closely with staff regarding flings and be responsible to approve or deny requests.

Board of Zoning Appeals - Related Documents:

Refer to the following documents for additional information.

Board of Zoning Appeals By-Laws (PDF)

Hamilton County Redevelopment Commission 

(pursuant to IC 36-7-14)

Term Length: 1 Year
The Hamilton County Redevelopment Commission is the body that supports development in the unincorporated areas of Hamilton County.  The unincorporated areas is considered all of the territory in a county, except that within a municipality that has a redevelopment commission, and constitutes a taxing district for a county.  The commission shall be responsible for:

  • investigating and studying areas needing or seeking redevelopment;
  • promoting the use of land in the manner that best serves the interests of the county;
  • selecting and acquiring land needing redevelopment to be redeveloped;
  • replanning and disposing of the areas needing redevelopment in the manner that best serves the social and economic interests of the county; 
  • accepting loans, grants, and other forms of financial assistance from the federal government, the state government, a municipal corporation, a special taxing district, or any other source to support redevelopment;
  • providing financial assistance (including grants and loans) to support housing initiatives for low income families and individuals; and
  • contracting construction of local public improvements or structures that are necessary for redevelopment.

Hamilton County Redevelopment Commission - Related Documents:

Refer to the following documents for additional information.

Not currently available. 

Property Tax Assessment Board of Appeals 

(pursuant to IC 6-1.1-28)

Term Length: 1 Year
The Property Tax Assessment Board of Appeals reviews subjective and objective appeals from taxpayers who believe their property tax assessment is incorrect and appeals concerning homestead eligibility. They also look at exemptions for not-for-profit organizations.

Property Tax Assessment Board of Appeals - Related Documents:

Refer to the following documents for additional information.

Not currently available.