City Departments

Children and Youth

The Department and Fund for Children and Youth are responsible for sustainable funding stream for youth-serving organizations in Richmond and North Richmond via grant funding.

City Attorney’s Office

The City Attorney's Office is responsible for Serving as the primary legal advisor and legal representative to the City and City Council, preparing ordinances, and approving contracts.

City Clerk’s Office

The City Clerk's office is responsible for recording the official proceedings and vital statistics of a city. File your official documents with the city here.

City Manager

The City Manager's Office is responsible for carrying out the policies of the City Council and managing the City's departments and program activities.

City Council

The Richmond City Council consists of six Councilmembers elected at large and a separately elected Mayor. Find your representative here.

Community Development

The mission of the Community Development Department is to provide professional assistance to developers, contractors, businesses, and homeowners; preserve open space; build high-quality strategic urban residential and commercial development; and maintain and increase the range of housing alternatives.

Community Services

The Community Services Department oversees six divisions in the City of Richmond, including Library, LEAP, Recreation, Employment & Training, Office of Neighborhood Safety, and Transportation.

Economic Development

The Economic Development team is responsible for implementing City Council strategic priorities; promoting arts, business and real estate, environmental and health initiatives by advancing programs to encourage sustainable neighborhoods and development for all those who live and work in the City of Richmond.

Employment & Training

Employment and Training is responsible for connecting workforce opportunities by providing occupational training and job search/placement assistance to the job seeker and staffing and hiring assistance to local businesses.


The Finance Department is responsible for providing fiscal support, oversight, and control to the Mayor and Council, City Agencies, and City Departments to ensure proper fiscal management, budgeting, and accounting.

Housing Authority

The Richmond Housing Authority's purpose is to provide decent, safe, and sanitary housing for low-income individuals in the City of Richmond, California.

Human Resources

The Human Resources Department's responsibilities include recruitment and testing, classification and compensation, training, benefits administration, and workforce relations.

Information Technology

The Information Technology Department works to provide employees with state-of-the-art technology and resources and administrative services to internal City departments.

Library and Literacy

The Library and Literacy division is responsible for providing diverse materials and services to meet the community’s personal, educational, and professional needs.

Mayor’s Office

Mayor Eduardo Martinez is responsible for assisting in policymaking by recommending policies to the council, breaking tie votes, and vetoing legislation. The mayor also fulfills an executive role by seeing that laws are enforced, and that city officers and employees properly do their jobs.

Office of Neighborhood Safety

The Office of Neighborhood Safety (ONS) is responsible for building partnerships and strategies that produce sustained reductions in firearm assaults and related retaliations and deaths in Richmond by directing gun violence prevention and intervention initiatives that foster greater community well-being and public safety.

Port Operations

The Port is responsible for managing Richmond's waterfront and advancing environmentally and financially sustainable maritime, recreational, economic, and transport opportunities.

Public Safety

The Office of Public Safety is responsible for ensuring that residents and visitors are presented with a safe and clean environment.

Public Works

The Public Works Department in partnership with our diverse community, is responsible for supporting and sustaining the environment and infrastructure through responsiveness, innovation, and professionalism.


Discover endless opportunities for fun and relaxation with the Richmond Recreation Department! From engaging youth programs to adult fitness classes, our diverse range of activities caters to all ages and interests. Join us today to explore the vibrant world of recreational opportunities right here in Richmond.

Richmond Rent Program

The mission of the Rent Program is to promote neighborhood and community stability, healthy housing, and affordability for Richmond tenants through the regulating of those Landlord/Tenant matters that reasonably relate to rents and evictions, while maintaining a landlord's right to a fair return.


The City's Transportation Department provides professional expertise related to transportation policy, planning, programs and projects to ensure safe, equitable, and sustainable access and mobility for residents, businesses, and visitors. They accomplish this by promoting the use of public transit, ride-sharing, bicycling, walking, and other mobility options.