Departments

Overview

Departments

The City of Carmel-by-the-Sea provides a number of services to the residents and visitors alike through its departments. Please see below for more information on each of the City’s departments or the City Directory to contact us.

Overview

City Administration

Under the leadership of the City Administrator, Administration strives to provide excellent customer service to decision-makers, City departments, employees, businesses and the public. Administration is comprised of the City Administrator, the City Clerk, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, and Marketing and Economic Development functions.

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Community Activities

The Community Activities Department’s mission is to encourage and support the interaction of neighbors, friends, families and visitors through the shared experience of special events, programs, and gatherings which bring the community together by creating opportunities to interact, celebrate, enrich people’s lives, and promote inclusiveness. 

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Community Planning & Building

The Community Planning and Building Department includes the Planning, Building, and Code Compliance Divisions and is responsible for preserving community character while fostering a vibrant community and a high quality of life for its residents, businesses, and visitors.

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Human Resources

Human Resources recruits, develops, and works to retain a diverse, well-qualified workforce that reflects the high standards of the community, and leads the City departments in positive employee relations, talent management, succession planning, and employee engagement.

The purpose of Human Resources is to:

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Police & Fire

Police

The Police Department is responsible for law enforcement and crime prevention within the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea and strives to maintain a high quality of life for all by supporting the rights of citizens and visitors to live in peace and safety.