McCamey operates under a General Law, Type A, form of city government. It seats seven (7) elected officials on the City Council, six (6) Alderman and one (1) Mayor, with two-year rotating terms. The City is divided into three (3) wards, each represented by two (2) Alderman.
The City’s operation and maintenance is funded by two (2) separate accounts – the General Fund and the Revenue Fund. Income for its General Fund comes from property tax, sales tax, franchise tax, and fines. Revenue Fund income is from fees for water, sewer, sanitation and other utility-related fees. Public hearings on the budget and property tax rate are usually held in late August or early September.