The town clerk assumes responsibility for the preparation and distribution of the Board of Commissioners' agenda and the minutes of its proceedings. The clerk is the keeper of the town's laws; he assists the public in resolving complaints; and provides information about the town and its services. The clerk is the staff assistant to the town's Board of Elections and the town's Board of Ethics.
Elections are held the first Tuesday in November every two years on odd numbered years. The commissioners serve four-year terms and their terms are staggered. A candidate for commissioner must have resided in the town for at least six months immediately preceding their election and be a registered voter of the town.
Eligible voters must meet all of the following qualifications to vote on election day:
- Be a citizen of the United States
- Be 18 years of age or older
- Have resided in the Town of Bel Air for at least 21 days preceding any town election or referendum
- Not constitutionally prohibited by the Annotated Code of Maryland
- Must be a registered voter of the Town of Bel Air