The Chelmsford area has 24 wards, with 57 elected councillors representing the residents of their ward.
The political balance of the council is:
- Liberal Democrat Party: 30 councillors
- Conservative Party: 21 councillors
- Chelmsford Independents Group: 5 councillors
- Vacant: 1
The current councillors' term runs from 8 May 2019 to 7 May 2023.