Indian Head is a municipality with a population of about 3971.  It is a corporate and political entity that local residents organized for the purpose and authority to provide municipal services to the community.  Some characteristics include three publicly elected officials (Mayor, Vice-Mayor and Council Member), a distinct geographic territory, performance of specific municipal functions and services, and a formal, written set of basic laws commonly called a Charter. 

The Town provides a wide range of services that include operation of Town-owned water and wastewater facilities, solid waste pickup, street maintenance and snow removal, planning, zoning, permitting, community social activities, community crimewatch and code enforcement.

Indian Head received its charter in 1920 and has served at the will of its citizens.