Malappuram District has four types of administrative hierarchies:
- Taluk and Village administration managed by the provincial government of Kerala.
- Panchayath Administration managed by the local bodies.
- Parliament Constituencies for the federal government of India.
- Assembly Constituencies for the provincial government of Kerala.
Malappuram Revenue District is divided into 2 Revenue Divisional offices, 7 Taluks and 138 Villages.
The taluks in Malappuram district are