County Council

County Council Members
  1. Covid Testing Sites within Hamilton County

    Posted on August 6, 2020

    The state website at https://www.coronavirus.in.gov provides details on locations, requirements, scheduling and payment options. There are 6 state testing sites within Hamilton County. Read on...
  2. Hamilton County Surveyor Honored by Secretary of Defense

    Posted on August 3, 2020

    The Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve through the Department of Defense recently recognized County Surveyor Kenton Ward as a Patriotic Employer. Read on...
  3. Face Mask Policy at Hamilton County Government Workplaces

    Posted on July 30, 2020

    The purpose of this policy is to require wearing masks in the workplaces of Hamilton County employees, to provide a safe environment for all Hamilton County employees, vendors, and visitors during the pending COVID-19 pandemic. 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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Purpose
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