Below is a list of City departments and their responsibilities. For department contacts, please see Department Contacts.
The City's Administration Department oversees the City's operations and provides legislative support to Mayor and Council. Council meetings and functions are co-ordinated through Administration, and this department is also responsible for the maintenance and retention of bylaws, and Council Minutes. This department is also responsible for inquiries under the City's Access to Information Bylaw, and Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Legislation.
Communications, corporate land management, and economic development also fall under the Administration Department's functions, with staff dedicated to these areas.
Public Works Department
The City’s Public Works Department is responsible for roads, water, sewer and storm services, solid waste collection (garbage, recycling and compost) landfill, City buildings, purchase of any city vehicle or equipment, vehicle fleet insurance, snow removal, street signs, street lights, City’s infrastructure construction or reconstruction projects, engineering, water supply, treatment and distribution, and wastewater collection and treatment.
The Development Services Department is responsible for:
- Animal Control
- Building & Business Licencing
- Bylaw Enforcement
- Mapping & GIS
Parks, Recreation & Culture Department
Formerly known as the Leisure Services Department, the Parks, Recreation & Culture Department is responsible for the management and operation of the Sportsplex, Aquatic Centre, cemeteries and over 100 hectares of parks and amenities throughout the community. The Social Development program is also included in this department.
The Finance Department is responsible for executing the City budget through the collection of taxation revenue, and financing of operations. You can make inquiries here regarding Tax and Utilities, Tax Deferment, or download forms for Pre-authorized Tax Payment Plans.
The Terrace Detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police serves the area approximately 50 km north on the Nass Road (leading to New Aiyansh), 24 km south towards Kitimat, 70 km east towards Cedarvale and 70 km west towards Prince Rupert.
The Terrace Fire Department is committed to providing fire protection service in the municipality, including inspections and education. The Fire Department also co-ordinates the Emergency Rescue Team, the Hazardous Material Response Team, and Terrace & District Emergency Services for the area.