Flagler County is structured to be accessible and responsive to the public. The county is governed by an elected five-member Board of County Commissioners. Each commissioner represents one of the five districts in the county. They are elected at-large and serve four-year terms. Commissioners’ terms are staggered, with three seats up for election in presidential election years and two seats in mid-term election years.

Flagler County operates as a council-manager form of government – the County Administrator is appointed by the Board of County Commissioners and manages the day-to-day affairs. The County Administrator’s roles and responsibilities are specified in Florida Statute, §125.70-125.74.

Flagler County’s administrative departments are operated under the purview of the County Administrator and include: Building, Emergency Management, Engineering, Financial Services, Fire Rescue, General Services, Growth Management, Health and Human Services, Innovation Technology, Land Management, Library, Parks and Recreation, Planning, Public Works, Tourism/Economic Development, Transportation, and Veterans Services.

Residents also elect Flagler County’s five Constitutional officers: Clerk of the Circuit Court, Property Appraiser, Sheriff, Supervisor of Elections and the Tax Collector.