The Municipal Administrator’s office provides administrative support to Council, Committees of Council and departmental operations, ensuring the most cost-efficient delivery of services to the public.
The Corporate Services Department is responsible for the City Clerk function and works closely with all departments within the City to provide a proactive public relations program through advertising, publications and the City website. Freedom of Information, Information Technology, Geographic Information Systems, HR/recruitment and purchasing also come under Corporate Services' purview.
The Development and Regulatory Enforcement Department is responsible for the City’s land use planning (zoning, subdivision, etc.), including the regular updating of the community’s Official Community Plan. The permitting and inspection of residential, commercial and industrial buildings is also coordinated by this Department as well as the licencing of businesses and dogs.
The Engineering Department is responsible for the construction and maintenance of the Municipality’s infrastructure
The Finance Department is responsible for the financial management of the City including: payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, property taxes, water/sewer utility billing, coordination of the City’s Comprehensive Municipal Plan and the budgeting process.
The Fire Department’s primary responsibility is fire response with the Department also actively involved in fire prevention programs.
The Parks, Recreation & Culture Department is responsible for the coordination and/or the provision of leisure services within Chilliwack.
Planning and Strategic Initiatives is responsible for current and long range planning, development (rezoning, ALR applications and permits) business and business licencing.
The Public Works Department is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the City's sanitary sewer, potable water, roads, open drainage, storm sewer and dyke infrastructure.
Chilliwack RCMP Detachment is part of an integrated regional force that serves the Upper Fraser Valley area. This regional force includes detachments in Hope, Agassiz-Harrison and Boston Bar.