The municipality of Mosvik og Verran was established on 1 January 1867 when the western part of the municipality of Ytterøy was separated to form a new municipality. Initially, Mosvik og Verran had a population of 2,949. On 1 January 1901, Mosvik og Verran was divided to create two new municipalities: Mosvik (population: 969) and Verran (population: 1,456). The municipality of Mosvik has continued with these borders until 2012 when it will merge with neighboring Inderøy municipality. Verran continued until 1 January 1964 when it was merged with Malm to form a new, larger municipality of Verran.