District is divided into 2 Development Blocks i.e. Burhanpur (73 Panchayats) & Khaknar ( 86 Panchayats).
- Burhanpur district having 3 Tehsils i.e. Burhanpur, Khaknar & Nepanagar
- Burhanpur district having one Nagar Nigam (Burhanpur), one Nagar palika (Nepanagar) and one Nagar Panchayat (Shahpur) as local body.
- Two Assembly Constituencies (Burhanpur and Nepanagar)
- Parliamentary constituency includes 8 Assembly Constituencies. (Bagli in Dewas Dist, Barwaha & Bhikangaon in Khargone Dist, Mandhata Khandwa and Pandhana in Khandwa Dist, Burhanpur and Nepanagar in Burhanpur Dist)
- Caralyne Khongwar Deshmukh, IAS, Collector and District Magistrate
- Shri Shiv Shekar Shukla,I.A.S.
- Shri Arun Kocher, IAS
- Smt. Veena Ghanekar, I.A.S.
- Smt.Suraj Damor,IAS
- Vinod Singh Baghel, I.A.S.