A guide to city departments in San Diego

We’re here to connect you to the right San Diego city departments to address your needs.

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The city’s many departments are here to help.

Whether you need to register to vote, inquire about residential services, or just stay in the know about civic happenings, we’re here to connect you with the right department in the City of San Diego.

I want to adopt an animal.”

I want to explore San Diego’s art scene.

How do I best prepare for a fire?

My garbage hasn’t been picked up.

I’d like to plan a city festival or parade.

  • Special Events & Filming | This department will connect you with the city to book a special event or authorization to film a project on public property.

I’d like to start a business.

I need help finding a place to live.

Which parks are the best for ages 6-12?

  • Parks and Recreation | Discover local community events, volunteer opportunities, or nearby recreation centers.

I’d like to work for the city.

  • Human Resources | View the city’s employment opportunities and application resources.

What is going on with all this street construction?

  • Transportation | Learn about upcoming road work, street sweeping schedules, and local transit.

And that’s not all. There are even more city departments to address your concerns — so let us know which ones you’re curious about and we’ll continue this series. Need urgent city services? Use the Get It Done platform.