The City of Altamonte Springs uses a Commission-Manager form of government. The Commission enacts legislation, adopts budgets, determines policies and appoints the City Manager. The City Manager executes the laws and administers the government of the City. Citizen advisory boards and committees add to the governing process.
The City Commission is composed of a mayor and four commission members. Commissioners are elected at large for two-year terms and the mayor is elected at large for a three-year term.