Departments A-F

  1. Audit Services

    The Audit Services Department performs an independent appraisal function designed to examine and evaluate activities within the city as a service to management, the Audit Services Oversight Committee, and elected officials.

  2. Budget & Management Services

    The Budget and Management Services Department is responsible for the development and oversight of the city’s annual budget and Capital Improvement Program (CIP).

  3. City Attorney's Office

    Appointed by City Council, the City Attorney is the lead attorney for the city, providing legal counsel and representation to the City Council, City Manager, city government departments and city-appointed boards and commissions.

  4. City Clerk's Office

    Appointed by City Council, the City Clerk is responsible for recording and maintaining all official actions, meetings and records of the City Council.

  5. City Manager

    The Office of the City Manager is responsible for the administration of all city activities and services, primarily overseeing day-to-day functions and long range planning for the organization.

  6. City-County Inspections

    The City-County Inspections Department administers and enforces the North Carolina State Building Code and the zoning ordinances for both the City and County of Durham.

  7. City-County Planning

    The Durham City-County Planning Department is the planning agency for the City and County of Durham. The department works with the community to develop long-range and special area plans containing policies to direct growth.

  1. Community Development

    The Department of Community Development is responsible for coordinating the city’s community development and neighborhood stabilization and revitalization efforts including financial empowerment and home retention, affordable housing, and homelessness services programs.

  2. Emergency Communications

    The Durham Emergency Communications Center is the primary public safety answering point for the City and County of Durham. Guided by the City’s Strategic Plan, the center helps to ensure that Durham is a safe and secure community by providing around-the-clock 911 access and services to the residents and user agencies in and around Durham County.

  3. Equal Opportunity / Equity Assurance

    The Department of Equal Opportunity/Equity Assurance (EO/EA) implements the City’s Equal Business Opportunity Ordinance.

  4. Finance

    The City of Durham’s Finance Department assists the City Council, city manager and city departments with the management of financial resources and activities including debt and cash management, payroll, vendor payment, financial reporting, purchasing and revenue collection.

  5. Fire Department

    Take a look at all of the responsibilities the Durham Fire Department has and find out how to contact them for various emergencies.

  6. Fleet Management

    The Fleet Management Department is responsible for all services related to the City of Durham's vehicles and the 800MHz emergency public safety radio system.