In general, the Ipoh City Council as the local authority, is a Corporate Body established under the Local Government Act 1976 (Act 171), being the body responsible for managing the Ipoh City area based on local interest, as well as a local planning authority under the Town and Country Planning Act 1976 (Act 172); MBI is directly tasked by Law to formulate and implement development planning policies based on centralised locality in accordance to the policies set by the Government.

Currently, the boundary of the Council covers an area of ​​643 square kilometres with a population of over 720,000 people. As the state capital of Perak, Ipoh serves as the centre of administration, commerce, sports, finance, politics, religion and education. Now under the leadership of the Mayor, the Ipoh City Council continues its effort to transform the city into a dynamic and distinguished city.