Village of Lewisburg

112 South Commerce Street, Lewisburg 45338
 Phone: (937) 962-4377   Fax: (937) 962-2900

VILLAGE CHARTER

In 2007, the Village of Lewisburg adopted a charter form of government.  The charter form of government is permitted under the Ohio Constitution and requires a two-step process.  First, the residents of Lewisburg must elect a Charter Commission.  Once elected, the Charter Commission has one year to prepare and submit to the voters a proposed charter.  If the charter is adopted, it becomes the basic framework of government for the municipality.  Although all municipalities in Ohio enjoy Home Rule, a charter allows the elected representatives of the residents of Lewisburg to govern with considerably more flexibility than is allowed under Ohio statutes.