Islampur Police District has 5 police stations, 5 community development blocks, 5 panchayat samitis, 59 gram panchayats, 757 mouzas, 730 inhabited villages, 2 municipalities and 2 census towns. The municipalities are at Islampur and Dalkhola. The census towns are: Chopra and Hanskunda. The subdivision has its headquarters at Islampur. As per the West Bengal Official Language (Amendment) Act, 2012, which came into force from December 2012, Urdu was given the status of official language in areas, such as subdivisions and blocks, having more than 10% Urdu speaking population. In Uttar Dinajpur district, Goalpokhar I and II blocks, Islampur block and Islampur municipality were identified as fulfilling the norms set In 2014, Calcutta High Court, in an order, included Dalkhola municipality in the list. Aluabari Road Junction railway station on the Howrah–New Jalpaiguri line serves Islampur. National Highway 27 passes through Islampur town. Islampur College was established in 1973. Affiliated to the University of North Bengal, it offers honours courses in Bengali, English, Urdu, political science, history, philosophy, geography, mathematics and accountancy, and general courses in arts, science and commerce. It has separate hostel facilities for boys and girls. Islampur High School is a boys only Bengali-medium higher secondary school. Established in 1958, it has facilities for teaching from class VI to XII. Housed in a government building, it has 25 computers, a library and a playground. Islampur Girls High School is a girls only Bengali-medium higher secondary school. Established in 1964, it has facilities for teaching from class VI to XII. Housed in a government building, it has 22 computers, a library and a playground. Islampur subdivisional hospital (with 136 beds) is a major medical facility at Islampur.