Inverness District was a district council area which existed from 1975 to 1996. It was one of eight district councils that delivered a range of local level services within the wider area of Highland Region, which over this period was one of the 12 regions into which Scotland was divided.
Inverness District was formed from the core of the traditional county of Inverness-shire. It included Inverness itself, plus the areas extending to either side of Loch Ness. Its neighbours were all districts within Highland Region: Ross & Cromarty, Skye & Lochalsh, Lochaber, Badenoch & Strathspey, and Nairn.
When regions and districts disappeared from the scene in the 1996 reorganisation, the area of Inverness District became part of the unitary council area of Highland. Initially Highland Council divided its coverage into eight management areas that were based on the eight districts, and Inverness formed one of them.
Since 2007, Highland Council has divided up its area rather differently into three operational areas. For the council's purposes, the area previously within Inverness District now forms a part of the "Inverness, Nairn, and Badenoch & Strathspey" operational area.