City Attorney

The City Attorney’s Office serves as legal counsel to the City of Helena and as a legal adviser to the Helena City Commission, city departments, and advisory boards appointed by the City Commission.

City Clerk

The Clerk of the City Commission Office is the records department for the City of Helena, as well as manages commission agendas, minutes, and City boards.

City Commission

The City of Helena is governed by a commission of five voting members, including the mayor.

City Manager

The City Manager implements policy decisions of the City Commission and enforces City ordinances, as well as appoints and supervises the directors of the City's operating departments.  

Community Dev. & Planning

The Community Development Dept. provides professional staff assistance in planning, development, and construction to maintain public health, safety, and welfare and create an attractive and sustainable community for all to live, work, and play.


Finance handles all the utility customer services, licenses, accounting and budgeting for the City of Helena government and its citizens.

Helena Fire Department

The Helena Fire Dept. preserves lives and properties through fire suppression, emergency medical services and public education.

Human Resources

The Human Resources Dept. manages staffing, training, and employee compensation and benefits. 

Info. Technology & Services

The ITS Dept. provides technology support for the City of Helena & Lewis & Clark County. 

Municipal Court

Helena Municipal Court processes all misdemeanor traffic, criminal and animal control offenses, city ordinances, orders of protection and civil cases that occur within Helena City limits.  

Parks, Recreation & Open Lands

The Parks, Recreation & Open Lands Dept. manages and maintains Helena's urban parks, open lands, the City pool, and Helena's street trees. 

Helena Police Department

The Helena Police Dept. protects lives and property, enforces the law and keeps the peace.

Public Works

The Public Works Dept. is responsible for providing water and sewer.

Transportation Systems

The Transportation Services Dept. oversees the maintenance and operation of Helena's roadways, sidewalks, parking and public transportation system.