Zilla Panchayath Office is located in the outskirts of Chikkamagaluru town in the midst of beautiful mountains adjoined by eye catching greenish landscapes. It is located in the Kadur - Mangalore main road (KM Road) 5 kms away from town towards Kadur. The office is spread over an area of 5 acres of land. The Zilla Panchayath building is a newly built one in the year 1991 and got inaugurated on 01-01-1992 by Smt. D.K. Tara Devi, the then Hon'ble Union Health and Family Welfare minister. The Zilla Panchayath office has two structures - one is the main building and the other one is general meeting hall which is built in the year 1999 and got inaugurated by Sri.D.B. Chandregowda, the then Hon'ble Minister for Law & Parliamentary Affairs, Govt. of Kranataka and District Minister on 14-01-2000.
Chikkamagaluru Zilla Panchayat is a body constituted under the Karnataka Panchayat Raj Act, 1993. The Zilla Panchayat is a body corporate and is assigned a legal status. The Zilla Panchayat is entrusted with execution of development schemes, providing civic functions in rural areas and looking after the duties of the government delegated in respect of certain departments as per the schedule of the Act.