The department is responsible for the administration and management of the following -Legislation:
- Cemeteries Act
- Community Housing Providers (National Uniform Legislation) Act
- Crown Lands Act (section 79)
- Housing Act
- Jabiru Town Development Act
- Local Government Act (except Chapter 8)
- Local Government Grants Commission Act
- Local Government (Katherine Rates) Act
- Northern Territory Rates Act
- Nudity Act
- Pounds Act
- Status of Darwin Act
- Status of Palmerston Act.
The department also provides initial assistance with the interpretation of legislation relating to these Acts.