The City of Indian Rocks Beach City operates with a City Commission and a City Manager. The five-member Commission, one of whom is a Mayor-Commissioner, adopts resolutions and ordinances, which are the City’s policies and laws.

The Commission also appoints the City Manager, who serves as the Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for the day-to-day operations, such as hiring staff, enforcing City laws and preparing and submitting the annual budget. City staff also includes the City Attorney, Clerk, and several City departments, as well as advisory groups. The City Commission meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. At the beginning of every meeting, time is set aside for public comments.