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City/Town Clerk Offices

The office of the individual who holds the position of clerk in a particular jurisdiction and is generally responsible for records relating to local government activities and transactions. The clerk may also prepare and publish official notices, maintain local codes, coordinate and prepare an agenda for council meetings and take minutes.

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City/Town Council Offices

The offices of elected members of a municipal corporation with the power to pass ordinances, levy taxes, appropriate funds and administer local government.

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City/Town Finance Offices

The office that is responsible for managing the fiscal affairs of a city, town or township. Responsibilities vary by jurisdiction but generally include budget development and monitoring, accounting services, cash and asset management, payroll, contract administration, grants management and financial reporting.

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City/Town Managers Offices

The office of the government official who is the chief administrative officer of a city or other municipal area, generally in situations where there is no mayor or the mayor is largely a ceremonial figure. City/town managers report to the city/town council and are responsible for preparing the city's annual operating budget and providing leadership, direction and guidance for city departments.

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County/Regional Court Clerks Offices

The offices of individuals who assist in managing the flow of cases through provincial and federal courts; maintaining court files, records and exhibits; handling financial matters; and provide other administrative support.

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County/Regional Executive Offices

The office of the individual who serves as the chief administrative officer of the jurisdiction. The executive appoints the heads of departments and is usually accountable for overall administration of local departments and services.

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County/Regional Recorder Offices

The office of the individual who holds the position of county recorder and is responsible for registering and maintaining a permanent record of deeds, mortgages, liens, affidavits and other legal instruments; allowing the public to view official documents; and providing certified copies of documents requested by the public. The office may file records of surveys, parcel maps, subdivisions and assessment maps, and assessor's plat maps; issue marriage licenses; file documents relating to births, deaths and marriages; conduct civil marriages; administer oaths of offices; and/or perform other duties as required by statute.

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First Nations Band Offices

Offices that serve as administrative centres for a known and recognized Band of First Nations persons, whose affairs are usually governed by a Band Council and/or traditional chiefs.

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Mayors Offices

The office of the government official who is generally the principal executive officer of a city or other municipal area as prescribed by statute or the municipal charter. The position of mayor varies from city to city. In some cities, the mayor is essentially a ceremonial figure; in others s/he is a major executive official. In some cities, mayors are popularly elected; in others they are selected from within the elected council to serve as the presiding officer.

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