The Town of Carnegie is governed by a five-member Town Board of Trustees. Members are elected from within the town limits for four-year terms. Elections include the office of town clerk and a town treasurer.
The Town of Carnegie maintains water, solid waste and sanitation services through the Carnegie Public Works Authority.
The town also maintains a volunteer fire department, usually consisting of 18 to 20 members.
The Town of Carnegie includes a library which serves area residents, providing a large collection of books, magazines and Internet services.