Pontian Municipal Council was established on November 1, 1976 under Act 124 (Temporary Act) which was later declared as Act 171, Local Government Act 1976. The administration of this Council covers an area of ​​1080 hectares covering Pontian Town, Pekan Nanas, Benut, Permas and Ayer Baloi. Prior to the establishment of the Pontian Municipal Council, Pontian Town was administered by the Pontian Town Council, while the Pekan Nanas, Benut, Ayer Baloi and Permas Branches were administered by their respective Local Councils. Since the establishment of Pontian Municipal Council, three Local Councils, namely Pekan Nanas Local Council, Benut Local Council and Ayer Baloi Local Council and Pontian Town Council have been abolished and its administration taken over by Pontian Municipal Council.

The administration of Pontian Municipal Council as a whole covers an area of ​​19,701 hectares and areas of 40 left/right chains of main roads in the Pontian district. However, the provision of sanitation services and other basic facilities is approximately 1,280 hectares only. Other areas are areas under the control of the council in terms of development areas and the issuance of business licenses only.

All holdings that are subject to the taxable area are subject to different Property Tax rates following the Conditions of holding. In this area, the Council also provides sanitation services and other basic facilities as required by the residents of the area based on the provisions given by the Local Government Act.

With this, any building erected on lands that are subject to the area of ​​40 left and right chains of tarred roads that are gazetted is enforced a building plan to construct a building.

Pontian Municipal Council

Effective from 1st February 1979, the Town Council and Local Councils were included under one administration, namely the Pontian Blood Council through Government Gazette J.P.U 1261 in the same gazette which clarified the boundaries of the Municipal Council area with a total area of ​​2687 acres including its branches. The entire area of ​​Pontian Municipal Council is administered under the powers conferred in Act 171 (Local Government Act 1976) without altering the original boundaries of the Town Council and Local Council.

Expansion of Taxable Areas for Pontian Town

Effective from 14th March 1990, through Government Gazette No. 1387, Volume 34, Number 24 dated 22nd November 1990, the taxable area of ​​Pontian Municipal Council (for Pontian Town only) was expanded as per the PW Gazette Plan 1921 with an increase of 590 acres.

The areas involved are part of Jalan Parit Masjid, Jalan Parit Semerah and Jalan Parit Ibrahim. This expansion does not involve the Pontian Municipal Council area for its branches.

Expansion of Pontian Town Council Area

Through the J.P.U Government Gazette 1 Volume 20, Number 3, dated 29th January 1976 as well as Gazette Plan G. 1073. the boundaries of the Pontian Town Council area were widened and made the total area 1202 acres.