The Mayor chairs the Municipal Council, and the members are elected for a four-year period. The Municipal Council makes decisions on major issues concerning the budget, the development of the municipality and the services provided to the citizens.

The Municipal Council's meetings are held once a month and are open to the public.

The party representation in the 2011-2015 Municipal Council as pr. January 2013 is:

•Centre Party 2
•Christian Democratic Party 2
•Conservative Party 11
•Green 1
•Independant 1
•Labour Party 19
•Liberals 5
•Progressive Party 3
•Red 2
•Socialist Party 1

The Majority block consists of Labour Party, Socialist Party, Centre Party, Red and 1 independent.