The City of Pascagoula is governed under the Council/Manager form of government.
The Pascagoula City Council is composed of seven members, one Mayor and 5 Councilmembers elected to represent their various wards and one at-large positions as stated in the City Charter. They are responsible for establishing policy and law.
The City Manager is hired by the Council and is responsible for the day to day operations of the City and advising the Mayor/City Council. Assisting him with the management of contracts and outsourced services, and the administration of government is the Assistant City Manager.
The City Attorney is responsible for administration of legal affairs of the City and represents the city in litigation and hearings