Elections to Croydon Council in London, England were held on 7 May 1998. The whole council was up for election and the Labour party stayed in overall control of the council. For the first time in a local election two polling stations were situated in supermarkets.
Before the election the council had been seen as a top target for the Conservatives who only needed a small swing of 2 percent to take control. The Labour party had taken control of the council for the first time in the council's history in the previous election in 1994. The removal of mounted patrols from parks and an increase in nursery places were seen as important issues in the election. Both main parties concentrated on trying to get their vote out and were targeting several key wards.