Sambalpur is a Municipal Corporation in the state of Orissa, India. It is the headquarters and the largest town of Sambalpur district. Sambalpur Municipal Corporation has been notified, as per the notification no 32943/ HUD dated 15th November 2013 of Housing & Urban Development Department by a merger of old Sambalpur Municipality, old Burla NAC, old Hirahud NAC and seven Gram Panchayats(GPs) from Dhankauda block and five Gram Panchayats (GPs) from Maneswar block. The Sambalpur Municipal area of 303 sq. kms includes 33.66 sq. kms of old Sambalpur municipal area, 87.30 sqkms old Burla NAC area and 49.02 sqkms of Hirakund area and other GPs.
The Sambalpur Municipal Corporation has a population of 3,35,761 Lakhs Census 2011 with 78,803 households and 41 wards, 171 number of slums, having total 782.65 Km length of streets/ roads, 464.22 Km length of drains.
The objective of Sambalpur Municipal Corporation is to provide civic services to the inhabitants of the town and extend basic facilities to the area and people which include cleaning and sanitation work, street lights and its maintenance, supply of water, construction and maintenance of roads, drains, culverts, community centers, renovation of ponds, controlling mosquito and health hazards, regulating growth of the town in a planned manner, uplifting the status of the poor & destitute, implementing all kinds of welfare schemes of Government, taking steps to beautify the town and more provisions for convenience of the people through Market complexes, Ponds, Kalyanmandaps, Town halls, Guesthouses and such other functions to enrich the living of the people of the town.