The City of Merritt is governed by a Mayor and 6 Councillors.
The TNRD, covering an area of 45,279 square kilometres is governed by a Regional Board of Directors, consisting of ten elected rural directors and twelve appointed municipal council members.
The TNRD, as Regional Government, provides services including:
Community and Regional Parks
Hospital and Diagnostic & Treatment Centre
Provincial and Federal Government
The Provincial and Federal Governments maintain a number of offices in Merritt and provide services including: