Toccoa has five elected commissioners who serve a four-year term. The Toccoa City Commission fills the primary policymaking role and oversees the executive functions of the City.
The day-to-day duties of the executive role are assigned to a City Manager, who is hired by the Commission. Although subordinate to the commission, the manager is granted substantial executive power, with the authority to remove personnel, prepare the budget and report to the commission.
The Toccoa Mayor position is a rotating seat, traditionally passed to the Vice Mayor by vote of the Commission. The Mayor's role is to set the agenda and chair Commission meetings.