Holton is a City Manager-Commission form of government with 5 Commissioners elected at large serving 3 year terms. The Mayor is chosen by the Commissioners after the April election every year. The City of Holton owns its own electrical power plant and distribution system which supplies electricity for the City and surrounding areas within a 3 mile radius.

City Hall is located at 430 Pennsylvania Avenue and is open from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.