The municipal council consists of a mayor and six councillors representing the six electoral districts of the Ville de Richmond. The mayor is elected by universal suffrage. As for the councillors, they are elected by the voters of each electoral district.
The last municipal election took place in 2017 in Richmond.
The city councillors are Guy Boutin, André Bussière, Katherine Dubois, Clifford Lancaster, Charles Mallette and Gérard Tremblay and the mayor, Bertrand Ménard.