The Zagreb local elections of 2005 were held on 15 May 2005 in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. On the last local elections, in 2001, Milan Bandić had been re-elected as the mayor of Zagreb. However, a 2002 incident made him resign in favor of Vlasta Pavić, a deputy mayor chosen by Social Democratic Party, Bandić's party. Pavić remained formally in control of the city until 2005. However, she was moved down the list of candidates to the 16th place, returning the local candidacy to Milan Bandić.
Milan Bandić, the leader of the Zagreb SDP, won the elections, starting his third term as the mayor of Zagreb. Even at a turnout of 35%, Bandić received less than 50% of the votes, having won votes of only a seventh of all eligible voters registered in Zagreb in 2005. The runner-up was Marina Matulović-Dropulić, the HDZ candidate, while Miroslav Rožić of HSP finished third.