There are fifteen Councillors serving the parish, which is divided into four wards. Bickington, Fremington and Yelland, Roundswell and Woodville. The Councillors stand for re-election every four years and no Parish Councillors currently claim allowances. They work on a voluntary basis.
The Parish Council gained Quality Status in 2005 and was re-accredited in 2010. This status lasts for four years. The Council also adopted The General Power of Competence in 2012.
North Devon District Council (NDDC) and Devon County Council (DCC) are the principal authorities that serve the district. NDDC is responsible for environmental health and social care, revenue collection, planning, the provision of leisure services, business and licensing, community and living, education and learning, environment and planning and housing for the homeless within the district of North Devon The District Council also collects refuse. There are 4 members that represent Fremington from a total of 43 District Council members
Devon County Council covers the whole of Devon, except for Plymouth and Torbay which have ‘unitary’ councils responsible for both District and County functions. DCC has 62 Councillors in total, of which 1 represents Fremington parish and is currently County Councillor Frank Biederman. DCC’s main responsibilities are education, libraries, social services, highways, waste disposal, trading standards and the fire service