Dalton, Ohio, is incorporated as a village in the State of Ohio. Village offices are housed in the century-old Village Hall in Daltonís village square.
Every four years, the village elects its mayor. As Chief Executive Officer of the Village, the mayor brings the gavel down on monthly village council meetings and as Chief Village Peace Officer, he or she sees that ordinances, bylaws and resolutions of council are enforced.
The Council is made up of six elected members, each serving an ďat largeĒ position for four years. Council meets the second Monday of each month at 7:30pm in the Village Hall. All meetings are open to the public.
The village has a fiscal officer who also serves as the village administrative assistant, keeping track of park scheduling and a myriad of other essential daily details. A village tax administrator collects the one-percent local income tax that keeps things running smoothly.
Daltonís Board of Public Affairs consists of three members who meet the second Monday of every month at 6:30pm in Village Hall. The village is also served by the cemetery board, the planning commission and the tree commission. Members are appointed by the mayor or by council. The groups provide recommendations to Village Council.