Nebbi Municipal Council hosts the headquarters of Nebbi District Local Government.

It was granted a Town Council status in 1974, after having been curved out from the then Nebbi Division (currently, Nebbi Sub-County). In 2001 Nebbi Town received yet more villages and Wards from Nebbi Sub –County to acquire a land area of 60 km2 to date.

Nebbi Municipality gained a Municipality status from Nebbi Town Council on 1stJuly 2016.