The Town of Colonial Beach is governed by the Council-Manager form of government.
The Town Council consists of 6 Members and a Mayor. The Mayoral election is held every four years, elections for three of the six council seats are held biennially for four-year terms.
Council meets at 6:00 PM on the first and third Wednesday of each month, for a work session and regular meeting respectively, in the Colonial Beach Town Center located at 20 Washington Ave. The public is always invited to attend.