Municipalities of Morelos

Map of Mexico with Morelos highlighted
Map of Mexico with Morelos highlighted

Morelos is a state in South Central Mexico that is currently divided into 33 municipalities.[1] On November 9, 2017, the state legislature approved the creation of four indigenous municipalities (Coatetelco, Xoxocotla, Hueyapan and Tetelcingo), which will come into effect on January 1, 2019.[2][3][4] However, due to objections by authorities in Cuautla, it was decided on July 26, 2018 that Tetelcingo would not be included in the list of new municipalities.[5][6]

Municipalities in Morelos are administratively autonomous of the state according to the 115th article of the 1917 Constitution of Mexico.[7] Every three years, citizens elect a municipal president (Spanish: presidente municipal) by a plurality voting system who heads a concurrently elected municipal council (ayuntamiento) responsible for providing all the public services for their constituents. The municipal council consists of a variable number of trustees and councillors (regidores y síndicos).[8] Municipalities are responsible for public services (such as water and sewerage), street lighting, public safety, traffic, supervision of slaughterhouses and the maintenance of public parks, gardens and cemeteries.[9] They may also assist the state and federal governments in education, emergency fire and medical services, environmental protection and maintenance of monuments and historical landmarks. Since 1984, they have had the power to collect property taxes and user fees, although more funds are obtained from the state and federal governments than from their own income.[9]


INEGI code Municipality Municipal Seat
001 Amacuzac Amacuzac
002 Atlatlahucan Atlatlahucan
003 Axochiapan Axochiapan
004 Ayala Ciudad Ayala
005 Coatlán del Río Coatlán del Río
006 Cuautla Cuautla
007 Cuernavaca Cuernavaca
008 Emiliano Zapata Emiliano Zapata
009 Huitzilac Huitzilac
010 Jantetelco Jantetelco
011 Jiutepec Jiutepec
012 Jojutla Jojutla de Juárez
013 Jonacatepec Jonacatepec de Valle
014 Mazatepec Mazatepec
015 Miacatlán Miacatlán
016 Ocuituco Ocuituco
017 Puente de Ixtla Puente de Ixtla
018 Temixco Temixco
033 Temoac Temoac
019 Tepalcingo Tepalcingo
020 Tepoztlán Tepoztlán
021 Tetecala Tetecala
022 Tetela del Volcán Tetela del Volcán
023 Tlalnepantla Tlalnepantla
024 Tlaltizapán Tlaltizapán
025 Tlaquiltenango Tlaquiltenango
026 Tlayacapan Tlayacapan
027 Totolapan Totolapan
028 Xochitepec Xochitepec
029 Yautepec Yautepec de Zaragoza
030 Yecapixtla Yecapixtla
031 Zacatepec de Hidalgo     Zacatepec de Hidalgo
032 Zacualpan de Amilpas Zacualpan de Amilpas


  1. ^ accessed Dec 27, 2018
  2. ^ "Habrá a partir de 2019 4 municipios indígenas en Morelos". Diario de Morelos (in Spanish). November 9, 2017. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  3. ^ "Publica el Periódico Oficial "Tierra y Libertad" decreto por el que se crea el municipio de Coatetelco" (in Spanish). Government of Morelos. December 14, 2017. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  4. ^ "Se consolida el respeto a las comunidades indígenas en Morelos, Tetelcingo nuevo municipio" (in Spanish). Government of Morelos. December 26, 2017. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  5. ^ accessed Dec 22, 2018.
  6. ^ accessed Dec 22, 2018.
  7. ^ "Constitución Política de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos". Article 115,  of 1917 (in Spanish). Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  8. ^ OECD (November 12, 2004). New Forms of Governance for Economic Development. OECD Publishing. p. 121. ISBN 9264015329.
  9. ^ a b International Business Publications (2009). Mexico Company Laws and Regulations Handbook. p. 42. ISBN 1-4330-7030-8.