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Frankfurt City Divisions - Official Politicial Bodies


What is a Division in the City of Frankfurt?

A division is a specific business body of ​​the City of Frankfurt, usually determined by the mayor. Large cities in Germany have many different divisions. Each division is headed by a full-time head, who also belong to the magistrate (administrative board of the city). A division head is also known as a city councilor. At the city level, the head of division performs similar tasks to a federal minister at the federal level, just for the city.

In the past, the responsibilities of divisions have changed again and again, and tasks have been adapted to the requirements of the respective epochs. According to the Hessian municipal code, the mayor has the right to assign the city councilors their duties. Since more and more tasks of the city administration have been outsourced to municipal companies, the heads of divisions have been responsible not only for the respective offices but also for the companies. Division heads are political officials and belong to the magistrate. Today they are elected by the city council for six years.

The following divisions are setup in Frankfurt in the current legislative period:

  • Division I: Mayor
  • Division II: Finances, Participations and Churches
  • Division III: Personnel and Health
  • Division IV: Planning and Housing
  • Division V: Construction and Real Estate, Reform Projects, Citizen Service and IT
  • Division VI: Transport
  • Division VII: Culture and Science
  • Division VIII: Social Affairs, Seniors, Youth and Law
  • Division IX: Economy, Sport, Security and Fire Service
  • Division X: Environment and Women
  • Division XI: Integration and Education

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