As an unincorporated area, the UEL does not have an elected municipal council. Instead, the provincial government is the governing body, and is administered through the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development under the University Endowment Land Act. This legislation enables the Minister to, among other things:
- levy property taxes;
- enact bylaws;
- appoint a person to administer the University Endowment Lands.
The Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development appoints a Manager who is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the UEL.
Decisions made by the UEL Administration and staff are guided by the Official Community Plan (PDF, 5.36MB), and the Land Use, Building and Community Administration Bylaw (including all schedules and maps) (PDF, 9.29MB).