County Council

County Council Members
  1. Hamilton County Health Department is Dedicated to Protecting Patient Privacy

    Posted on April 6, 2020

    The Hamilton County Health Department’s Board of Directors has decided not to release city-by-city data of patients who test positive to the COVID-19 virus. Read on...
  2. County Holiday - Good Friday

    Posted on April 5, 2020

    Most County Offices will be Closed Friday, 4/10/2020 Read on...
  3. Help for Currently Displaced Workers to Find Available Positions

    Posted on April 2, 2020

    Although many businesses have had to make tough decisions to lay off or furlough their staffs, other businesses have seen an increase in demand or are still in need of filling vital positions in their companies during this difficult time. Read on...
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Regular Meetings

Pursuant to IC 5-14-1.5-5(c) the Hamilton County Council will meet on the following dates in 2019. All meetings are held at 7 p.m. in the Commissioners Courtroom in the Hamilton County Government and Judicial Center. Meeting dates and times are subject to change. View the County Council calendar for more information on scheduled meeting and times.

The deadline to be placed on the Council Agenda is 12 p.m. on the Wednesday before the Council Meeting. To be placed on the agenda or for deadline requests, contact Dawn Coverdale at 317-776-8402.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.



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The Council is the financial power of the county, serving as a check on the Board of County Commissioners. The Council duties are to:
  • Adopt annual budgets
  • Fix salaries
  • Fix the county tax rate
  • Furnish financial assistance to any community center for the mentally handicapped located in the county
  • Incur county indebtedness
  • Levy taxes to provide funds for constructing,
  • Make appropriations, re-appropriates and transfers of funds
  • Repair and remodel jails