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Is this tag also suitable for municipal or regional government offices? Of course there is amenity=townhall, but there are many more administrative buildings at local or regional level, e.g.:

  • youth welfare office
  • registration of address office (de: Einwohnermeldeamt)
  • municipal school administration

--Head 10:52, 31 August 2010 (BST)

I agree. For example customs and immigration offices. Very important information for people who sail around the world. What about an tag called goverment=* that could be for example goverment=immigration or goverment=welfare or so on?
--Thod 23:25, 25 November 2011 (UTC)

Raised with the tagging group for their consideration sub tag government= or, better government:department=* as this allows for one office doing more than one function. I'll edit the main page now to reflect the Russian page that looks to be the source of this. Warin61 (talk) 05:02, 24 September 2015 (UTC)

missing government types

There are other government office types at national level:

  • presidency ("white house", presidential palace, ...), kingdom palace
  • official residences in foreign countries (technically not the same as embassies or consulates, they are oftren related to official representants in international organizations)
  • national assembly, senate or other legislative bodies
  • various assemblies (economic council, constitutional council...)
  • prefectures (regional representants of the national state, different from the offices for local councils and their administration)

Is there an attempt to classify them ? At least they should all be office=government (plus some tag indicating their level of operation: national, state, regional, local)

Unfortunately these are not shown on Mapnik map, which does not even recognize at least "office=government" to at least display a generic icon and the name. — Verdy_p (talk) 10:02, 26 September 2016 (UTC)