The City of North Augusta has a Mayor-Council form of government. The City Council is composed of seven members elected at-large on a partisan basis. The Mayor is elected to a four-year term. Every two years, three Council members are elected to serve four-year staggered terms.
The City Council is the legally constituted lawmaking and policy-making body for the City of North Augusta. Major duties of the City Council include: adopting an annual budget; establishing the annual property tax rate; enacting policies concerning the operation of the city; enacting local ordinances; and appointing the Municipal Judges, City Attorney, City Clerk, and members of the various boards. City Council also has the authority to call bond referendums in the city and enter into contracts.