Each Selectmen serves a three year term. The Board of Selectmen meets every other Monday at 6:00 PM.
After the annual town meeting, Selectmen appoint the Animal Control Officer, Code Enforcement Officer, Plumbing Inspector, and the Local Health Officer. They also appoint members to the Appeals Board, Budget Committee, Historical Society, Planning Board, and Recreation Committee.
Fire protection is provided by Freedom's Volunteer Fire Department. The firehouse is located on Pleasant Street next to the Town Office.