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List of New York City agencies
In the government of New York City, the heads of about 50 city departments are appointed by the mayor, and the mayor also appoints several Deputy Mayors to head major offices within the executive branch of the city government.
The Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) supports City agencies' workforce needs in recruiting, hiring and training City employees; provides overall facilities management for 55 public buildings; purchases, sells and leases real property; purchases, inspects and distributes supplies and equipment; establishes, audits and pays utility accounts that serve more than 4,000 buildings; and implements energy conservation programs throughout City facilities.
The Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP), formerly the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) enforces consumer protection laws, licenses businesses, deals with consumer complaints, participates in consumer education, as well as workplace safety, paid sick leave enforcement, and freelancer protection.
The Municipal Building, home to many city agencies, and one of the largest government office buildings in the world
The Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) supports New York City's cultural life, such as ensuring adequate public funding for non-profit cultural organizations.
The Department of Design & Construction (DDC) builds many of the civic facilities in New York City, and as the city's primary capital construction project manager, provides new or renovated facilities such as firehouses, libraries, police precincts, courthouses and senior centers.
The Department of Investigation (DOI) is a law enforcement agency that serves as an independent and nonpartisan watchdog for New York City government.
The Law Department (Law) is responsible for most of the city's legal affairs.
The Department of Parks & Recreation (Parks) is responsible for maintaining the city's parks system, preserving and maintaining the ecological diversity of the city's natural areas, and furnishing recreational opportunities for city's residents and visitors.
The Police Department (NYPD) has the primary responsibilities in law enforcement and investigations throughout New York City.
The Department of Probation (DOP) provides supervision for adults and juveniles placed on probation by judges in the Supreme, Criminal, and Family courts.
The Department of Small Business Services (SBS) makes it easier for businesses in New York City to start, operate, and grow by providing free services to business owners, strengthening neighborhoods and commercial districts, and linking employers to a skilled and qualified workforce.
The Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD) supports youth and their families through a range of youth and community development programs, and administers city, state and federal funds to community-based organizations.
The New York City Office of Collective Bargaining (OCB) regulates labor relations disputes and controversies with city employees, including certification of collective bargaining representatives, mediation, impasse panels, and arbitration.
The New York City Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) regulates land use, development, and construction by reviewing and deciding on variances, special permits, and appeals from zoning, building, and fire regulatory decisions.
The Business Integrity Commission (BIC) regulates the private carting industry, businesses operating in the City's public wholesale markets, and the shipboard gambling industry.
The Campaign Finance Board (CFB) is an independent, nonpartisan agency gives public matching funds to qualifying candidates in exchange for strict contribution and spending limits and a full audit of their finances.
The Independent Budget Office (IBO) is a publicly funded agency that provides nonpartisan information about the city's budget and local economy to the public and their elected officials.
The Latin Media & Entertainment Commission (LMEC) advises the Mayor on business development and retention strategies for the Latin media and entertainment industry.
The Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) regulates medallion (yellow) taxicabs, for-hire vehicles (community-based liveries and black cars), commuter vans, paratransit vehicles (ambulettes), and certain luxury limousines.
The New York City Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) enforces the city's Human Rights Law.
New York City Community Assistance Unit
The New York City Clerk is the city clerk and clerk of the City Council.
The New York City Marriage Bureau provides marriage licenses, domestic partnership registration, civil marriage ceremonies, registration of marriage officiants, and copies and amendments of marriage records.