Norristown is governed by a Municipal Council which consists of seven officials elected by the residents of the Municipality.
On the first Monday of January in each year, the Municipal Council conducts a reorganization meeting where they elect a President and Vice President of Council.
Four of the council members are elected by and represent specific districts within the Municipality (view Municipality Map). There are also three at-large council members who the Council directs the activities of the Municipality through the appointed Municipal Administrator, who in turn supervises all departments.
All council positions are part-time, with each council member serving four-year terms. No council member may be elected for more than two consecutive four-year terms and the balance of one unexpired term of a vacant Council seat. Thereafter, an outgoing council member may not be elected or appointed to serve as council member for at least two years.