Service Tree

The Service Tree lists all services in "branched" groups, starting with the very general and moving to the very specific. Click on the name of any group name to see the sub-groups available within it. Click on a service code to see its details and the providers who offer that service.

City/Town Clerk Offices

The office of the individual who holds the position of city or town clerk in a particular jurisdiction and is generally responsible for records relating to activities and transactions in the city, town or township. The city/town clerk may also prepare and publish official notices, maintain the city/town code, coordinate and prepare an agenda for city/town council meetings and take minutes.

City/Town Council Offices

The offices of elected members of the principal governmental body of a municipal corporation with the power to pass ordinances, levy taxes, appropriate funds and administer city government.

City/Town Managers Offices

The office of the government official who is the chief administrative officer of a city or other municipal area, generally in situations where there is no mayor or the mayor is largely a ceremonial figure. City/town managers report to the city/town council and are responsible for preparing the city's annual operating budget and providing leadership, direction and guidance for city departments.

County Board of Supervisors Offices

The offices of elected members of a county's board of supervisors, the officers acting for and on behalf of a particular county in such matters as have been turned over to them by law. Equivalents to a county board of supervisors include county board of commissioners, county legislatures (or county board of legislators) and county board of representatives. While these are the most prevalent designations, there are other variations including Louisiana's parish police jurors, Alaska's boroughs and New Jersey's county board of chosen freeholders.

County Clerk of the Courts Offices

The offices of individuals appointed by judges to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court; maintain court files, records and exhibits; handle financial matters; and provide other administrative support.

County Elections Director Offices

The office of the individual who holds the position of county elections director and whose staff are responsible for registering voters; and administering, preparing, conducting and tallying, in a uniform and impartial manner, federal, state and county elections in accordance to state statutes. The office may also provide election services and assistance to cities, towns, school districts and special districts of the county; and generally acts as a registry and dissemination center for candidate, campaign, financing, political and voting information. In situations where there is no county elections director, these responsibilities may be handled by other elected officials.

County Executive Offices

The office of the individual who holds the position of county executive and serves as the chief administrative officer of the jurisdiction. The county executive may appoint the heads of county departments and is usually responsible for general administration of county departments and services. Other responsibilities vary significantly from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, and generally depend on the local configuration of elected officials and their respective duties.

County Recorder Offices

The office of the individual who holds the position of county recorder and is responsible for registering and maintaining a permanent record of deeds, mortgages, liens, affidavits and other legal instruments; allowing the public to view official documents; and providing certified copies of documents requested by the public. The office may file records of surveys, parcel maps, subdivisions and assessment maps, and assessor's plat maps; issue marriage licenses; file documents relating to births, deaths and marriages; conduct civil marriages; administer oaths of offices; and/or perform other duties as required by statute.

Mayors Offices

The office of the government official who is generally the principal executive officer of a city or other municipal area as prescribed by statute or the municipal charter. The position of mayor varies from city to city. In some cities, the mayor is essentially a ceremonial figure; in others s/he is a major executive official. In some cities, mayors are popularly elected; in others they are selected from within the elected council to serve as the presiding officer.

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