The Board of Commissioners is Putnam County’s three-person governing body, with each Commissioner elected to a four-year term
The council has the ultimate decision-making power regarding fiscal affairs. The council has authority to view or review fiscal matters, determine proper policy, and set priorities for the allocation and expenditure of county funds.
The structure of government in Putnam County is very complex, with many political districts having varying responsibilities and constituencies. These are sometimes referred to as "separate but related agencies.