Balasore Municipality was constituted in the year 1876. It consists of 31 nos. of ward and 28 nos. of revenue village having an area of 17.48 Sq.Km . The population of the Municipality is 118162 as per 2011 census. Due to mushroom growth of industries at the peripheryof the town the population would be 1.5 lakh.
This Municipality constitutes 31 wards. The Election of Municipal Council was held on 19.09.2013. The present Council came into power with effect from 30.09.2013. Sri Alok Kumar Sahu was elected as Chairperson on 30.09.2013 & Smt. RashmiRekhaDev was elected as Vice-Chairperson on 21.10.2013.