Pekan District Council implement function by adapting Local Government Act 1976 (AKTA 171) and for that reason MDP can execute activities and enforcement policy and regulation related to Local Authority Affair. Among the function of MDP are :-

  1. Licensing and monitoring of business, advertisements and petty traders.
  2. Planning and monitoring development including Structure Plan.
  3. Coordinating and assisting in the development of Pekan or other new towns.
  4. Monitoring buildings, advertising and billboards.
  5. Monitoring and managing the beautification and landscaping of the town.
  6. Building and maintaining roads, drinage and managing traffic system.
  7. Providing and organising public facilities including markets, stalls, community halls, sports complexes, children's playgrounds, bus stops and others such as recreational and relaxation facilities.
  8. Overseeing the waste disposal and cleanliness of the town.
  9. Providing the waste disposal and cleanliness of the town.
  10. Upgrading basic facilities, raising the status of villages which progressive and encourage economic activities.