Kottayam 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.
Kottayam Revenue District is divided into 5 (five) Taluks and 100 Villages.
The taluks in Kottayam district are ;