Kalpetta is the headquarters of the Wayanad District Administration with Civil Station and other main offices. For the smooth running of the revenue administration, the district is divided in to three taluks, names, Sulthan Bathery, Vythiri and Mananthavady. There are six firkas and 49 villages under these taluks. There is only one Revenue Divisional Office in this district that functioning at Mananthavady.
There are three Assembly constituencies in the district - Kalpetta, Sulthan Bathery and North Wayanad.
There are two parliament constituencies Kannur North Wayanad & Kozhikode Kalpetta, Sulthan Bathery