Bishop Auckland Town Council was established in May 2007. It is the desire of all the Councillors to serve and promote Bishop Auckland and to give the town a voice whenever it is needed.
All councillors live in Bishop Auckland and party-political considerations are very much secondary to the well-being of their town.
The Town Council has 11 elected Councillors, comprised of 7 Labour Party and 4 Independents.
Bishop Auckland Town Council has an office based in The Four Clocks Centre in Newgate Street and currently employs a full time Town Clerk, part time Assistant Town Clerk and full time Admin Assistant.
The town is also served by Durham County Council, who has responsibility for the following areas:
Rubbish and Recycling
School and Education
Benefits and Support
Roads and Transport
Leisure & Culture
Social & Health
Planning Property & Environment
Libraries & Archives
Children & Families
Crime & Community Safety
Births, Deaths & Marriages
Voting & Elections