Boards & Commissions

  1. Application for Appointment

    Apply for an appointment to a City board, commission, or committee.

  2. Architectural Design Review Board

    Projects located within one of the City’s historic districts involving exterior work may require a Certificate of Appropriateness from the Hamilton Architectural Design Review Board (ADRB).

  3. Board of Zoning Appeals

    The Board of Zoning Appeals is responsible for hearing and deciding appeals and variances to the City of Hamilton zoning ordinance.

  4. Civil Service Commission

    The Hamilton City Charter places most of the positions in the city government within the classified civil service. To supervise the affairs of the civil service, the Charter establishes a Commission of three Hamilton residents.

  5. Diversity and Inclusion Commission

    The purpose of the Diversity and Inclusion Commission shall be to study internal and external barriers to diversity and inclusion and provide recommendations regarding such barriers.

  6. Nuisance Appeal Board

    Nuisance Appeal Board renders a decision to either accept the Health Commissioners Nuisance Declaration, or accept the appeal with the conditions appellant has requested.

  7. Ordinance Review Commission

    The Ordinance Review Commission is responsible for reviewing and discussing proposed ordinances that may have a significant impact on quality of life in the City of Hamilton and to provide additional opportunities for Council and public input in the development stage.

  8. Planning Commission

    The Planning Commission is responsible for reviewing rezoning, planned unit developments, preliminary and final subdivision plats, street and alley vacations, street name changes, and then forwarding recommendations to the City Council for final action.

  9. Records Commission

    The Records Commission is responsible for reviewing retention schedules of each department.

  10. Tree Board

    An ad hoc group of citizens worked with City staff to create an ordinance that established the Hamilton Tree Advisory Board in January 2000.

  11. Utilities Commission

    The City of Hamilton Public Utilities Commission (PUC) is charged with advising the City Council and administration on matters related to the City’s municipal utility operations. The PUC provides advice, opinions and recommendations to City Council and the administration on a number of topics.