Like other offices it was controlled by Magistrate Office, during that time there was no Chairman of the municipality, Magistrate was the Controller of municipality. The Zilla Parishad of North 24 Parganas came into existence on 26 June 1986 due to bifurcation of erstwhile 24 Parganas district with respect to North South divide on geographical pattern.Later on after 1882 Barasat Municipality had got its own formation as an autonomous body and became local government. This is the highest tire of three tire Panchayati Raj system having its headquarters at Barasat.
In the early nineteenth century, there was a college in Barasat called Barasat Cadet College, for the training of new recruits and cadets who arrived from Europe for the first time to India. From 1834 to 1861, Barasat was the seat of a joint-magistrate, known as "Barasat District".
In 1861, the joint magistracy was abolished, and the Barasat District became a sub-division of the Twenty-four Parganas district.
The weather remains dry during the winter (mid November to mid February) and humid during summer. Later on after amalgamating surrounding Panchayets within Barasat Municipality in 1995 and then after, at present Barasat Municipality has 32 nos. In the year 2015, just before municipal election number of ward increased to 35.
Temperature :40 °C in May(Max) and 10 °C in January(Min) Relative Humidity: Between 55% in March & 98% in July Rainfall: 1,579mm(Normal) Barasat Municipality was established on 1 April 1869 but up to 1882, it did not have any independent existence. District Court handle all kind of local and national cases.
Titumir, a farmer, had declared revolution against indigo merchants in Barasat.
Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar, Pyari Charan Sarkar, Kalikrishna Mitra were known for undertaking several social reformative actions in Barasat, including development of education, along with women education and widow marriage.During the British Raj, Company officials from Calcutta made Barasat a weekend retreat location.They had made many garden house at various places within Barasat town.This article is about the municipality in West Bengal, India.For 1 its namesake subdivision, see Barasat Sadar subdivision.Indigo cultivation was a major business in and around the town.