The composition of the Corporation of St. George was changed through the Municipalities Amendment Act 2013. The Act changed the structure of the Corporation from a Mayor, three Aldermen and five Common Councillors to a Mayor and eight Councillors, all of whom serve without remuneration.
The Corporation of St. George is responsible for the administration and maintenance of the Town of St. George. Corporation meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of each month in the Town Hall. Members serve on Committees, each chaired by a Member, who then make recommendations to the full Corporation.
Corporation elections are held every three years. Any Bermuda resident listed on the Parliamentary Register, over the age of 18, and who meet the criteria and who does not currently hold political office may run in a Town election. Residents who live in the Town limits and meet the criteria, are eligible to vote in Corporation elections. A Bye- or Extraordinary- Election is held if a Member of the Council dies, retires or resigns from office.
The powers of both the Corporation of St. George and the City of Hamilton are contained in The Municipalities Act 1923. Each Corporation is empowered to pass certain ordinances, but any ordinance designed to collect fees or raise revenue must first be approved by Parliament. The Corporations do, however, have the power to raise taxes by a small amount each year without Parliamentary approval. Anyone committing an offence against a Corporation Ordinance would be subject to prosecution by the Bermuda Police Service.