Houston Municipal Departments

The City of Houston consists of the following departments, which manage various responsibilities and duties of the City as established by the City Council

Finance Department is responsible for all accounts receivable and accounts payable for the City as well as administrative duties related to human resources and insurance.

Department of Public Safety is responsible for any emergency response duty of the city, including fire, law enforcement, animal control, and disaster management.

Department of Public Works is responsible for managing all rolling, real, and personal property of the City including its maintenance and purchasing. This includes the maintenance of roads within the City that have been accepted by the City into its maintenance program, and the maintenance and improvement of public lands including trails and parks in the city.

Office of the Clerk is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the city's records, elections, protection of civil rights, lawmaking documentation and parliamentarian, and managing municipal contracts.