Departments

Departments

Office of the Mayor

Office of the Mayor

Office of the Mayor  The Mayor's Office is the administrative unit comprising the Mayor's direct support staff and key cabinet members who provide strategic direction for the City, oversight of all departments, coordination of internal and external relations, and constituent responses. Learn more >

Budget

Budget

Budget The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) prepares and administers the City's operating and capital budgets and develops the City's long range fiscal plans. OMB conducting studies to improve service delivery and cost effectiveness and sets standards of measurement and performance for City departments. Learn more >

City Council and City Clerk

City Council and City Clerk

City Council and City Clerk Rochester's City Council governs the City of Rochester through the enactment of local laws, ordinances and resolutions. City Council consists of nine members elected to overlapping four-year terms. The President of City Council is elected by members of City Council. The Office of the City Clerk maintains the official records of the proceedings of City Council and the licensing unit receives applications and payments for various licenses and permits.
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Communications & Special Events

Communications & Special Events

Communications & Special Events The Communications Bureau is responsible for providing information to the public about City programs, services and events utilizing multiple communications platforms. The Office of Special Events produces and supports a diverse array of cultural programming designed to enhance a strong sense of community, attract residents and visitors, promote economic development and market Rochester as a vibrant destination for entertainment and the arts. Learn more >

Constituent Services

Constituent Services

Constituent Services City residents have a direct link to the Mayor's Office through the Office of Constituent Services. OCS provides efficient and timely responses to constituent concerns and promotes effective community relations. The office provides information on a variety of issues of concern to constituents, and will make referrals to external agencies and community groups as necessary. OCS is also responsible for faith-based and community outreach projects to enhance the lives of our residents. Learn more >

Emergency Communications

Emergency Communications

Emergency Communications The Emergency Communications Department serves as a vital link between the citizens of the city and county and their public safety agencies. The Department operates the 911 Call Center and the City's 311 "One Call to City Hall" Call Center. Learn more >

Environmental Services

Environmental Services

Environmental Services The mission of the Department of Environmental Services is to provide a safe, clean and attractive community through the delivery of services. The department consists of the Bureaus of Architecture and Engineering, Operations, Buildings and Parks, Equipment Services and Water. Learn more >

Finance

Finance

Finance The Finance Department is accountable for the delivery of financial services for the City of Rochester and the Rochester City School District inclusive of debt issuance, cash management and investments and resource collection; in addition to accounting, payroll, purchasing and assessment services for the City. The Finance Department also provides safe, affordable, convenient access to municipal parking through its Bureau of Parking and Municipal Violations. Learn more >

Fire Department

Fire Department

Fire Department The Rochester Fire Department provides professional services for life preservation, incident stabilization and property conservation. The Department's mission is to protect life and property through fire suppression, emergency medical services, technical rescue, fire prevention, disaster preparedness and public education. The men and women of the RFD are leaders in the delivery of fire and rescue services and stive to make Rochester the safest possible place in which to live, work and visit. The RFD values Professionalism, Excellence, Integrity, Education and Teamwork. Learn more >

Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management  The Department of Human Resource Management is responsible for recruiting, selecting, developing and retaining employees for the City. It aims to create a diverse, talented and dynamic workforce; provides collaborative human resource solutions; encourages and recognizes workforce excellence; and provides an environment where expectations are clear, documented and communicated. The Department consists of Civil Service, Labor Relations, Staffing Services, Benefits Administration and Training and Safety units.
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Information Technology

Information Technology

Information Technology The Department of Information Technology (IT) is a key enabler of process efficiencies and technology for City government. The IT Department's mission is to drive innovation and implement change with new technologies, and to assist its customer departments with analyzing their IT needs as a whole. Learn more >

Law

Law

Law  The City's Law Department provides cost effective services at the highest professional level to meet all of the City’s legal needs. It handles claims against the City, collects debts, files motions, reviews Freedom of Information applications, files real estate claims, drafts legislation, reviews quality of life nuisance abatement cases. Learn more >

Library

Library

Library The Rochester Public Library enriches quality of life by providing educational, recreational, aesthetic and informational materials, services and programs to help people follow their own lines of inquiry and enlightenment. The Library consists of the Central Library, which includes Monroe County Library System support services and Community Services, which includes the city branch libraries. In accordance with New York State Education Law, the Library is governed by an eleven-member Board of Trustees. The Mayor appoints trustees, with the approval of City Council, for five-year terms. Learn more >

Neighborhood & Business Development

Neighborhood & Business Development

Neighborhood & Business Development The Department of Neighborhood and Business Development provides a wide array of services designed to improve quality of life and create economic opportunities for residents and businesses within the city of Rochester. The Department's major units are Administration and Finance, Business and Housing Development, Planning and Zoning, Neighborhood Preservation and Inspection and Compliance. Learn more >

Police Department

Police Department

Police Department The Rochester Police Department (RPD) has a mission of maintaining law and order through crime reduction, customer service and professionalism. The RPD provides public safety services, crime data analysis and collaborates with other law enforcement agencies. The RPD consists of the Administration Bureau and the Operations Bureau. Learn more >

Public Integrity

Public Integrity

Public Integrity  The Office of Public Integrity (OPI) seeks to enhance public confidence in City government by providing a means to address and investigate reports of fraud, corruption, waste, and abuse. The office also has responsibility for implementation of the City’s Code of Ethics. Learn more >