Golder Ranch is governed by a five-person, non-partisan board elected at large by the voters of the District. Board members are elected to alternating four-year terms so there are at least two members elected every two years. The Board establishes policy, sets tax rates, approves the budget, and hires the Fire Chief. The Board also has sole authority to set policy regarding future annexation. As a special district of the State, Golder Ranch must comply with all applicable Arizona Revised Statutes such as the Open Meeting Law. The District holds public meetings on the second Tuesday of every month at the Fire District Administration Office.