Government Working for You
Downtown San Bernardino is the hub for public services, and home to two government headquarters – San Bernardino City Hall and the San Bernardino County Building. From Employment Services to Parks, Public Works and Water, these Downtown departments are kept running smoothly by thousands of qualified and professional city employees – all working for you.
- City Council
Interested in attending a City Council meeting? Want to better know your council members? Click here to access bios, contact information and district information for your City Council.
- Board of Supervisors
Meet your county representatives today! Click here to learn about their stance on county issues, locate contact information and discover what’s on their political agendas.
Whether you’re planning a road trip or researching about your daily commute, Caltrans District 8 is the one-stop-shop for information on highway and interstate news, detours, projects and commuter alerts. Click here for up-to-date information about traffic and projects in the Downtown travel area.
- San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG)
Do you have a transportation question? SANBAG is your council of governments and transportation planning agency for San Bernardino County. Whether it is rail or interstate, SANBAG can answer your questions regarding new and existing projects.
- San Bernardino City Hall
Located in Court Street Square, this government building offers a myriad of services for any San Bernardino resident. Downtown’s City Hall building is the headquarters for city government departments – and it’s packed with employees working for you!
- San Bernardino County Administrative Services
San Bernardino is the largest county in the contiguous United States, and Downtown is at the heart of it all! At the San Bernardino County Building you’ll find a number of government services that promote health, well being and quality of life to San Bernardino County residents.
Courts and Law
- Central Courthouse
Jury Duty? Small claims case? Traffic court? Head to the historic Central Courthouse on Arrowhead and Court Street to take care of your civic duties today!
- Superior Courthouse
This Superior Courthouse located on Arrowhead and Third Street is the place to resolve civil, family, criminal and traffic issues.
- City Attorney
The City Attorney's Office provides legal counsel and representation for the City, prosecutes and defends legal actions, and protects the interests of the public.
- San Bernardino County District Attorney
The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office represents the interests of the people in the criminal justice system by: seeking the truth; protecting the innocent; holding the guilty accountable; preserving the dignity of victims and their families; and, ensuring that justice is done while always maintaining the highest ethical standards.
Safety and Law Enforcement
- City of San Bernardino Fire Department
Station 221 is the base for many San Bernardino firefighters. These employees make Downtown a safe place to live – they are trained professionals with Paramedic, Hazmat, Investigations and Search and Rescue skills.
- San Bernardino Police Department
With over 100 years of service, this Downtown department is comprised of the city’s best, brightest and bravest. Over 300 sworn officers are employed by this department and over 150 civilians provide support – all of whom are dedicated to keeping Downtown safe.
- Crime Prevention
Operation Phoenix is a crime-fighting program. Click further and see how safe Downtown really is and why we have one of the lowest crime rates in the county.
- Code Enforcement
Is your neighbor neglecting their garbage? Would you like to report an incidence of graffiti? Visit Code Enforcement - they’ll know what to do.
- Animal Control
Whether you need to report an animal in your neighborhood or would like to adopt a new pet, call Animal Control! This team of trained animal specialists is there to help with all of your animal needs.
- Environmental Projects
It’s never too late to go green. The Environmental Projects Department can get you on the right foot toward recycling better. Visit this site for information about how Downtowners can safely and responsibly dispose of waste.
- Street Division
Too many cracks in your sidewalk? Is there a pothole right in the middle of your street? Street Division will erase that problem! This team specializes in keeping the streets of San Bernardino safe and debris free.
- Fleet Division
If you’ve got a problem with graffiti, visit the SB TAAG website for program information, participating agencies and the hotline number.
- Integrated Waste Management
Serving residents and businesses, this city department offers Downtowners tips and locations for you to dispose of your garbage safely and responsibly.
- Senior Services
Visit the Senior Services website for a list of senior centers, do research on volunteer programs or view a calendar full of fun things to do. Whether it is aerobics, art classes or bingo, there is something in Downtown for every senior citizen.
- Social Security Administration
Do you have questions about retirement or medical coverage? Do you have social security needs for yourself or a family member? If so, visit Downtown’s Social Security Administration on Arrowhead Avenue.
- Public Utilities
This is your one-stop-shop for connecting with your electricity, gas and phone companies. This website will link you directly so that you can pay your bills online and on time.
- Post Office
Whether you’re planning a trip outside the U.S. and need a passport quickly, need to mail a special gift, or just buying stamps, visit the historic 5th street Post Office today to receive help with all of your postal needs.
Need an application for a new water connection? Want to pay your bill? Click this link or visit the folks at the San Bernardino Water Department, located in the Downtown City Hall Building.
- Parks and Recreation
Parks and Recreation offers a full list of activities and programs to get active Downtown! Activities include aerobics classes, reading groups and much more. Even if you want to hold a one time event such as a picnic or birthday party, they can help you with all your reservation needs.
- City Clerk
The City Clerk's Office consists of four divisions: Administration, Business Registration, Elections and Records Management. These divisions keep all books, papers, records and other documents; attend all meetings of the Mayor and Common Council; and keep minutes of all Council meetings.
- San Bernardino City Economic Development Agency
This organization is dedicated to creating jobs, eliminating blight, attracting business and improving the quality of life in San Bernardino – especially Downtown. Visit their website to learn all about the Downtown Core Vision and Action Plan and other revitalization projects for Downtown.
- Employment Services
Interested in specialized career training? Thinking about taking a class to improve your marketability, land an interview or negotiate a promotion? The San Bernardino Employment and Training Agency (SBETA) is a one-stop-shop for employment services – jump start your career today!
- Inland Empire Media Group
For all your San Bernardino news, tune in today! This organization produces news content for San Bernardino government, public and educational programming that covers all things San Bernardino. For a complete schedule of programming, visit their website today.
- SB Connect
Want to stay in the loop? Sign up for your own SB Connect alerts and you’ll be notified when information such as newsletters and press releases are posted to the City of San Bernardino website.
All of your tax inquiries can be handled right in the heart of Downtown. The Internal Revenue Service has an office on North D Street; visit this building to file and pay your federal taxes.
- San Bernardino City Treasurer’s Office
Visit the Downtown Treasurer’s Office, located Downtown at City Hall, to take care of and pay your city taxes today.
- County of San Bernardino Treasurer
The offices of the Auditor - Controller / Recorder and the Treasurer - Tax Collector have been consolidated into a single entity within the County of San Bernardino to streamline processes and improve the overall customer experience.