The City of Brookville, Ohio is governed by a municipal “charter” first adopted on November 7, 1978. The charter adopted the “Mayor-Council-Manager Plan” form of municipal government. The Council consists of six Council members and a Mayor. All seven members of Council are elected on an “at large” nonpartisan basis for four year terms. The Mayor besides being a voting member of Council is its presiding officer. The office of Mayor is recognized as the ceremonial head of the City and is also given certain specific civil responsibilities. The Mayor in Brookville lacks the power of veto. The current Mayor and Council Members may hold no other position within the City government.

The City Manager is the chief executive, administrative, and law enforcement officer of the City. The City Manager is appointed by a majority vote of Council. As such, the City Manager is responsible for the enforcement of City ordinances, signs contracts and hires as well as removes all other employees of the municipality. An individual appointed to this position must become a resident of the City within six months of their appointment. The City Manager serves an indefinite term until he or she resigns or is removed by action of the majority of Council.


At a Glance……

Date Settled

April 13, 1850

Village of Brookville Incorporated

September 9, 1874

City Charter Effective

January 1, 1979

Form of Government

Mayor-Council-Manager Plan


Home Rule Charter City


5,289 (2000 census)

Number of Residences

2,358 (2000 census)

Land Area

3.4 square miles

Businesses & Industries

More than 160

Miles of Streets


Municipal Tax


Total Property Tax Millage

91.89 mills

City Portion of Property Tax

1.30 mills

County Portion of Property Tax

18.24 mills

Brookville Schools Portion

65.04 mills

Library Millage

1.25 mills

School District Income Tax


Real Estate

Assessed at 35% of market value

Agricultural/Residential Effective Rate

55.04 mills

Commercial/Industrial Effective Rate

64.31 mills

Tangible personal property tax has been eliminated from taxation throughout Ohio Fire Insurance Rating