| ||Administration||This department provides public information; answers questions on public finance, ordinances, and public records; issues various licenses; provides technical and clerical support for city boards and commissions; and coordinates the city election with Burleigh County.|
| ||Airport||The Bismarck Airport is responsible for providing information to the traveling public concerning all aspects of air travel.
| ||Assessing||Assessing determines the value and classification of all real property for tax purposes and processes all property tax exemptions and appeals. |
| ||Attorney||Provides the following services to the city:
All of the law business in which the City or any of its departments may be involved in.
Represent the city in all lawsuits or other court proceedings. Advise the Board of City Commissioners and other city officials.
Manage all damage claims filed against the city.
Prosecute all ordinance violations in Bismarck Municipal Court and Burleigh County District Court.
Update City Ordinances.
| ||Civic Center||The Bismarck Civic Center is a full-service facility with an arena and adjacent Exhibit Hall. Together the two buildings offer one of the premiere facilities for sporting events, entertainment, conventions, and consumer / trade shows.
| ||Combined Communications||The Combined Communications Center has six identical workstations that provide public safety communications services.|
| ||Community Development||The Community Development Department has two divisions - Building Inspections and Planning.|
| ||Engineering||The Engineering Department monitors contracted construction projects and permits by private contractors in the City of Bismarck streets, rights of way, and public easements. |
| ||Finance||The Finance Department provides support services to the City’s operating departments in the areas of finance and budget. |
| ||Fire||The Bismarck Fire Department protects the life and property of the people who live in, work in, and visit the City of Bismarck. |
| ||Human Resources||The Human Resources Department is responsible for services related to: employment; recruitment and hiring process; employee compensation and benefits; payroll; retirement; safety and loss prevention; workers' compensation; and training.
| ||Information Technology||Information Technology manages and operates the City’s and Burleigh County's computer system, evaluates new technology, implements new hardware and software programs and provides technical support services to the departments. |
| ||Library||Full-service municipal Library directly handling the needs of Bismarck and Burleigh County residents. The library provides public access computers and wireless internet access for laptops. The library also has children’s, teen, and adult programming including story times, computer classes and film events.
| ||Municipal Court||The Municipal Judge is elected for a four-year term.
The Clerk of Court is responsible for the administration of court records.|
| ||Police||The mission of the Bismarck Police Department is to protect life and property, provide professional customer
service, and foster community partnerships to preserve Bismarck’s exceptional quality of life.
| ||Public Health||BBPH promotes health and wellness.|
| ||Public Works||The Service Operations Division provides all city services for: Fleet and facility maintenance; Forestry
Solid waste collection and disposal; Street Department;
Street light and traffic signal maintenance.
The Utility Operations Division provides city services for: Water and wastewater treatment; Water and sewer services; and water Utility billing.