Ilton Parish Council consists of a maximum of 9 councillors. All councillors are unpaid volunteers who are elected every 4 years. Residents of the Parish are entitled to stand for election as a Parish Councillor and further details can be obtained from the Clerk. In the case of a vacancy on the Council, this will be advertised and can be filled either by election if requested by 10 or more residents, or by co-option.

There is one part-time Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer who is currently employed for 30 hours a month, working from home.

All councillors have responsibility for at least one Council activity.

At least 3 councillors must be present at a meeting for the meeting to be quorate.