The borough is completely unparished.
The borough council has been Conservative-controlled since 2004, but was Labour-controlled since the early 1980s. At the last election, May 2016, the Conservative Party held the borough. The council is now made up of with 20 Conservative councillors, 7 Labour Councillors and 3 UKIP councillors. The Mayor for 2015/16 is Cllr Ken Norci (Labour).
Since 2011, Tamworth has formed part of the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership along with neighbouring authorities Birmingham, Bromsgrove, Cannock Chase, East Staffordshire, Lichfield, Redditch, Solihull and Wyre Forest. Tamworth is also a non-constituent member of the West Midlands Combined Authority.
Tamworth Council elects by thirds. Meaning there is an election of 1 councillor for each of the 10 wards over a three-year period. The fourth year see elections to Staffordshire County Council. Councillors are elected for a four-year term.