The City Attorney acts as legal adviser to the City Council, and provides legal services and advice to the City Manager; the various City departments; and all City commissions, committees and boards.
The City Clerk is the local official who administers democratic processes such as elections, access to City records, and all legislative actions, ensuring transparency to the public.
City Manager's Office
The City of San Juan Capistrano operates within the Council-Manager system of local government that combines the strong political leadership of elected officials in the form of a council, with the strong managerial experience of an appointed local government city manager.
The Community Services Department is responsible for the development and delivery of the comprehensive leisure/human services including community enrichment programs.
The Development Services Department provides information and advisory services to decision makers and the public regarding the growth and development of the community to ensure balanced physical development.
The City of San Juan Capistrano maintains a comprehensive Emergency Management Program that includes all elements necessary to respond to major emergencies.
The Finance Department supports the other departments of the City and the City's residents by providing critical financial information regarding the City's operations and programs.
The city of San Juan Capistrano partners with the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) for its fire and emergency medical services.
Human Resources implements and maintains a central personnel system for the City.
The mission of SJC Police Services is to provide responsive, professional law enforcement services to all people in the city.
The Public Works Department is organized into three divisions: Public Works Administration, Operations, and Engineering.