Cheshire County Council and six district councils will disappear and be replaced by two single councils, the government has said.
Congleton, Macclesfield, and Crewe and Nantwich councils will be replaced by a single unitary authority.
Chester, Vale Royal and Ellesmere Port and Neston councils will also disappear and be replaced by one authority.
The new unitary authorities will replace the current two-tier system and provide all local council services.
These will include education, social services, transport, highways and waste disposal.