The City of Hampton operates under the Mayor-Council form of government. The City Council is elected by the voters and in turn, the Council appoints a professionally trained individual as its City Clerk. It is the responsibility of the City Clerk to handle day to day operation of city business. The City Council makes policy decisions, and votes on all legislative or quasi-judicial matters required or enabled by state or federal law.

All of the seats on the Council are at-large seats which means all commissioners represent the city at large and not any particular district. This allows residents to address particular issues with any council member.

If you would like to contact City Clerk Mary Lou Hildreth, please contact her at (352) 468-1201.

Legal Questions should be directed to our City Attorney Will Sexton, you may contact him by email at