The parish of North Petherton became part of the Bridgwater rural district in 1894 and of Sedgemoor district in 1974.
A parish council was created in 1894. A town council headed by a town mayor replaced the parish council in 1974.

Leaders of North Petherton Town Council

Mayor & Mayoress
2022 – Present
Cllr Phillip T Spencer
2014 – 2012
Cllr Alan S E Bradford
2010 – 2014
Cllr William “Bill” J Revans
2009 – 2010
Cllr Phillip T Spencer
2008 – 2009
Cllr Julian R B Taylor
2006 – 2008
Cllr Phillip T Spencer
2004 – 2006
Cllr Julian R B Taylor
2002 – 2004
Cllr A “Tony” Nicholson
2000 – 2002
Cllr A Shepherd
1998-2000
Cllr Mrs Anne Fraser
1996 – 1998
Cllr M Wakefield
1994 – 1996
Cllr Mrs A Fraser
1992 – 1994
Cllr Mrs J Yates
1991 – 1992
Cllr R D Day
1990 – 1991
Cllr M Wakefield
1989 – 1990
Cllr Mrs J Yates
1988 – 1989
Cllr Jack Outhwaite
1987 – 1988
Cllr Phillip “Phil” E Painton
1985 – 1987
Cllr Mrs Molly Sellick
1979 – 1985
Cllr C J Lang
1975 – 1979
Cllr Phillip “Phil” E Painton
1974 – 1975
Cllr E J Hodges
  • 1974-1975 Cllr E J Hodges
  • 1975-1979 Cllr P E Painton
  • 1979-1985 Cllr C J Lang
  • 1985-1987 Cllr Mrs M Sellick
  • 1987-1988 Cllr P E Painton
  • 1988-1989 Cllr J Outhwaite
  • 1989-1990 Cllr Mrs J Yates
  • 1990-1991 Cllr M Wakefield
  • 1991-1992 Cllr R D Day
  • 1992-1994 Cllr Mrs J Yates
  • 1994-1996 Cllr Mrs A Fraser
  • 1996-1998 Cllr M Wakefield
  • 1998-2000 Cllr Mrs A Fraser
  • 2000-2002 Cllr A Shepherd
  • 2002-2004 Cllr A Nicholson
  • 2004-2006 Cllr J R B Taylor
  • 2006-2008 Cllr P T Spencer
  • 2008-2009 Cllr J R B Taylor
  • 2009-2010 Cllr P T Spencer
  • 2010-2014 Cllr W J Revans
  • 2014-2022 Cllr A S E Bradford
  • 2022- Cllr P T Spencer