Link to Administration Website

The Administration Department is the backbone of the Roswell government structure. The Department provides policy direction and guidance, provides accurate and timely information to all customers, supports the mission and goals of the other City departments and manages the day-to-day operations of the City.Administration is comprised of the following divisions and offices: City Administrator, General Administration, Governing Body, Building Operations, Community Relations, City Clerk, Strategic Planning & Budgeting, Grant Services, Human Resources, Court Services, Municipal Judge, Legal, and Information Technology.


Link to City Administrator Website

Roswell’s City Administrator serves the residents of Roswell by carrying out the policies and directives of the Mayor and City Council.


Link to Deputy City Administrator Website

Roswell’s Deputy City Administrator serves the citizens of Roswell through directing programs of the City Administrator’s office. The Deputy City Administrator also serves as the Administration Department Director overseeing eight division including Court Services, Community Relations, the City Clerk, Grants, City Attorney, Human Resources, Building Operations and Information Technology.


Link to the website for the Mayor

The Mayor is Chief Executive Officer of the City and is responsible for presiding over Council meetings, voting in the case of a tie between council members and the efficient and orderly administration of City affairs.


City Council

The Roswell City Council sets policy for the operations of the City. This legislative body also sets the millage rate for property taxes, approves the City’s annual budget, passes ordinances, and hears and acts on requests for rezoning and annexation.


Community Development

The Community Development Department is responsible for working with the citizens of Roswell and its development community, Boards and Commissions, and the elected officials while managing current and long-range planning, code enforcement, economic development, business registration and other activities in support of the Department’s mission. This mission is to preserve and protect the natural and built environments, promote a balanced economy in Roswell through responsible development and enforcement of ordinances, and provide professional and efficient customer service.


Community Relations

The Community Relations Office educates and informs our citizens of the many services and programs the City of Roswell offers to all those who live in our great City. This is accomplished in a variety of ways. The City website, offers a wealth of information on every department and service the City offers. Citizens can stay in the loop by following the City on Facebook and Twitter or watching our YouTube channel, Roswell City TV (RCTV) can be found on Charter Cable Channel 23, Comcast Channel 22 and AT&T U-verse Channel 99. RCTV is on the air 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Additionally, the Community Relations Office offers a wide variety of publications each year outlining the services and programs within the City of Roswell. This office is also very involved with local media and community outreach programs in an effort to increase communication between residence and city officials.


Environmental / Public Works

The Roswell Environmental / Public Works Department over sees services pertaining to water, sanitation, environmental compliance / education, and engineering.



The duties of the Roswell Finance Department include safeguarding financial assets, maximizing the utilization of financial assets and conserving those resources through efficient and effective planning, maintaining current and accurate financial information while focusing on making the information easily and readily available in a cost efficient manner, and maximizing the participation and fairness of financial operations.



Established in 1937, the Roswell Fire Department was committed to the saving of lives and the preservation of property. Today, that tradition is carried on by its dedicated employees.



The Roswell Police Department serves and protects citizens and visitors within the city. The 200 employee department serves a population of almost 100,000 and 41.95 square miles of property. Meeting the challenges of a growing city, the Roswell Police Department touts a crime rate of only 2 persons crimes and 25 property crimes per 1,000 persons. Roswell residents and businesses are active in our community and support police efforts to maintain a safe environment. The citizens can expect a professional, internationally accredited police department. The Roswell Police Department is one of less than 400 law enforcement agencies that has received national accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).


Recreation and Parks

The Roswell Recreation, Parks, Historic and Cultural Affairs Department over sees the operations and maintenance for over 900 acres of parkland. The Department also manages special events such as the Fourth of July, the Southern Trilogy (Barrington Hall, Bulloch Hall and Smith Plantation), as well as recreational sporting opportunities for children and adults. The Roswell Recreation and Parks Department continues to strive to meet the leisure needs of the citizens of Roswell by providing quality comprehensive recreational opportunities and quality comprehensive parks and facilities.



The Roswell Department Of Transportation oversees all facets of traffic and transportation in the City of Roswell. This includes planning, design, engineering, and implementation of projects to improve safety, connectivity, and mobility within the City. Transportation also maintains the signs, signals, and pavement markings, performs road resurfacing, sidewalk connectivity, bridge maintenance, and general repair of the existing infrastructure.