The establishment of military station at Belgaum (now Belagavi) in 1828 caused statutory agency to look civil affairs cantonment board was constituted; it is a class 1 cantonment in Karnataka. The total area is 1777 acres. The main cantonment and fort zone.
Belgaum was one of the five military stations that were established in old Bombay presidency.
The troops station in Belgaum in 1882 were : artillery 162 men 110 horses.
The seven companies of the British regiment of 770 men.
Native infantry, 1475 rank and file.
The station staff comprises the Brigadier General Commanding, Deputy Assistant General, the Deputy Assistant adjutant, General for Musketry, Cantonment Magistrate, Executive Engineer, Executive Commissariat, camp Chaplin, fort Chaplin, Roman Catholic Chaplin, Staff Surgeon, Barrack Master, almost all of these officers lived in the newly built cantonment.
Cantonment Board for Belgaum constituted in 1832. It is administered by the Cantonment Act 1924 of the Central Government.
Source: Gazetteer Bombay Presidency & Missionary Gazetteer