The City of St. Robert is a fourth class city. The City of St. Robert's elected officials consists of a Mayor and eight Aldermen (two for each of the four wards). The Mayor and Aldermen serve two-year terms. The Mayor and Board of Aldermen have the care, management and control of the City and its finances, and the power to enact and ordain any ordinances, rules and regulations as deemed necessary. The Mayor presides over the Board of Aldermen but does not vote on any question except in case of a tie. He has general supervision over all the officers and affairs of the City.
Council meetings are held at 5:00 pm on the first and third Tuesday of each month. City Council meetings can be viewed live on Cable America Channel 12 the first Monday of the month. The agendas for coucil and committee meetings are posted at city hall and sent to new media outlets.
The City appointed officials are comprised of a City Administrator, City Attorney, Municipal Judge, City Clerk, City Collector, Police Chief, and Fire Chief. Persons holding these positions are appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council.