The City of Port Jervis operates with a weak mayoral form of government.
The 2022 – 2023 elective offices consist of the following:
Mayor- Kelly B. Decker
Councilman at Large- Stanley B. Siegel
and eight (8) council members.
Regis Foster and Elizabeth Miller- 1st Ward
Maria Mann and Misty Fuller – 2nd Ward
Michael Decker and Denis Livingston – 3rd Ward
Melissa Newhauser and Timothy Simmons – 4th Ward
The city is divided into four (4) wards. Each ward is divided into two (2) election districts each, noted as 1 or 2.
The Mayor is the chief executive officer and the council members vote and pass local laws, ordinances and resolutions.
The Mayor appoints a City Attorney whose duties are of legal adviser for the municipality.