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An office of a (supra)national, regional or local government agency or department Edit or translate this description.
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Group: Offices
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The tag office=government is used to tag government offices of a (supra)national, regional or local government agency or department. In these offices, staff work directly for the government and carry out tasks to administer facilities, operate registries and licensing bureaus, regulate lands and/or people, etc.

Examples include the ministry of foreign affairs, the tax office, or the local roadworks authority.

The tag can be used for offices of all branches of government: executive, legislative, and judiciary. But note that courthouses have a more specific tag amenity=courthouse.

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See also

  • amenity=townhall - A townhall serves as a community administrative center or meeting place.

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