The Town of Knightdale is a Council-Manager form of municipal government. The Town's governing body is composed of a Mayor and Town Council. The Council is made up of five (5) Councilors. The governing body serves four-year, staggered terms. These officials are selected in a general election to represent the citizens of Knightdale.

The Town Council meets twice a month.  A Work Session Meeting is held on the first, Monday at 7:00pm.  The Regular Meeting is held on the third, Wednesday at 7:00pm.  Both meetings are open to the public and held at Knightdale Town Hall, located at 950 Steeple Square Court.