City administration of Munich

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City Administration Munich
- State Capital Munich -

Logo of the state capital Munich
State level City administration
position Local self-government
Supervisory authority Government of Upper Bavaria
Headquarters Munich
Authority management Lord Mayor Dieter Reiter
Servants approx. 37,000 (October 20, 2017)
Web presence

The city ​​administration of Munich is the local self-government of the Bavarian capital Munich .

It is the largest city administration in Germany (in Berlin and Hamburg as city-states , state and communal activities are not separated) and directly employs over 33,000 people.


The Munich City Council consists of thirteen papers (nine specialized departments and four cross-cutting papers [Directorate, Human Resources and Organization Department and city Finance Department , Department of Information and Telecommunications Technology]), each of a professional councilor or a professional city council ( speaker ) as a municipal election officials headed become.


The Board is the one department of the Mayor , on the other hand it involves cross-sections for the rest of the city administration. It is located in the new town hall on Marienplatz . The head of the board of directors with the rank of city director has been Robert Kotulek since August 2012.

Organizational units:

The board of directors also includes:

  • the offices of the mayors: ( Lord Mayor , 2nd Mayor , 3rd Mayor)
  • the city chancellery.

Areas directly subordinate to the Lord Mayor

  • the area for the support of the Lord Mayor, the 2nd Mayor and the 3rd Mayoress
  • the auditing office of the state capital Munich, which is free of instructions in its work and is led by a head with the rank of city ​​director .
  • the equality issues
  • the data protection officer
  • the office of the general staff council
  • the specialist office for democracy

Department for Labor and Economics

The Department for Labor and Economics (RAW), newly created in 1991, is responsible for economic policy and tourism. From March 1, 2019, Clemens Baumgärtner will head the department. Previously (since July 2014) Josef Schmid , who also acted as the second mayor, was the head of the authorities. The main building of the department is located at Herzog-Wilhelm-Straße 15. The Munich Tourism Department is also located there. Former heads of the department were the current mayor Dieter Reiter (from 2009), Reinhard Wieczorek (from 1991).


Construction Department

The Technical Town Hall (building department)
Technical operations center in Moosach

The building department with its seat at Friedenstraße 40 (the so-called “ Technical Town Hall ”) in Berg am Laim is involved in areas in which the city is the developer or responsible for the road construction work . Since July 1, 2004, the professional city councilor Rosemarie Hingerl has been the director. A former head of the department was Horst Haffner (1998 to 2004)

Main departments:

The Technical Operations Center (TBZ), which was completed in 2011, replaces, among other things, the traffic sign operations as well as street lighting and traffic control systems that are in need of renovation. The buildings are a mixed construction of reinforced concrete and steel construction consisting of 2 buildings, these are connected by a glass roof. There are administration and office rooms, the operations center of the construction department, a large traffic control center as well as a parking garage and crane hall. The building complex was designed by Auer Weber .

Health and Environment Unit

The Department for Health and the Environment (RGU) was called the Operations and Hospital Department (BKR) until 1989 and the Department for Health from 1989 to 1998. The professional city councilor Stephanie Jacobs has been the director since September 1, 2015. The main building is located at Bayerstraße 28a. Previous speakers were Joachim Lorenz (from 1993 head of the department for the environment, then until May 2015 head of the RGU), Hermann Schulte-Sasse (from 1993 until the merger to the RGU in 1998, head of the department for health), Thomas Zimmermann (until 1993 head of the department for health), Rüdiger Schweikl (until 1993 head of the department for environment)

Main departments / departments:

Management companies

The city hospitals, the central laundry and the institute for nursing professions were merged on January 1, 2005 and spun off as Städtisches Klinikum München GmbH . The city blood donation service was also part of this until April 1, 2016.

Municipal Department

The municipal department is responsible for the areas in which the city of Munich is more economically sovereign (e.g. property transport, market affairs). Some areas are considered house operation out of a special municipal operating shape. The main building is located in Roßmarkt 3 in the city center. Local councilor (head of authorities) has been the professional city ​​councilor Kristina Frank since 2018 . Former heads of the department were Axel Markwardt (2011 to 2018), Gabriele Friderich (1997 to 2011), Georg Welsch (1987 to 1997).

It mainly consists of the departments

  • Real estate (rental of urban land and rental of real estate for urban purposes, management of urban office space, purchase and sale of land)
  • GeodataService Munich (creation and management of maps and plans, official site plans, allocation of street names and house numbers, property surveying, technical surveying, socially responsible land use (SoBoN), official city map and much more.)
  • Assessment Office
  • Forest management (forest areas in and around Munich)

and the own businesses

Over 2,000 people work here.

District administration department

Official seal (approval badge) for license plates of the state capital Munich

The District Administration Department (KVR) is the city's security and regulatory authority and was initially called the Department for District Administration and Public Order . The term Kreisverwaltungsreferat is unique in Germany and also misleading, as Munich is an independent city and the Kreisverwaltungsreferat is therefore not part of the administration of a district or district . The name results from the fact that the district administration department within the city administration is largely responsible for tasks for which the district administration (in Bavaria called Landratsamt ) would be responsible for municipalities belonging to the district (Art. 9, Paragraph 1 of Bavaria's municipal code), such as the tasks of the regulatory authority . District- free cities were previously referred to as city ​​districts .

The authority was established in 1949 and has almost 3,800 employees. District administration officer (head of authority) has been Thomas Böhle since July 2016 (from 2003 to 2016 head of the personnel and organization department). He is the successor to Wilfried Blume-Beyerle, who had been in this position since 1999 and previously headed the personnel and organization department as personnel officer. His predecessors were Hans-Peter Uhl (1987 to 1998) and Peter Gauweiler (1982 to 1986), Klaus Hahnzog (1973 to 1982), Ernst Dölker (from 1949 to 1973).

The district administration department had its own office for the protection of the constitution in the 1970s and 80s.

District administration department Munich Ruppertstrasse

The office is located at Ruppertstrasse 11-19 in Isarvorstadt , several departments have been outsourced. The district inspections, which are distributed over the entire city area, are also subordinate to the KVR.

Main entrance of the registry office in Munich
Service building of HA III (Road Traffic Office; Eichstätter Straße 2)
Service building of HA IV (fire department; fire station 1)

It consists of the following main departments (HA) or other organizational units:

A uniformed municipal security service called Municipal Field Service (KAD), which is assigned to Department I / 6, has existed since July 2, 2018 . According to a city ​​council resolution of July 25, 2017, an annual budget of over seven million euros is planned. 126 or 100 new positions are to be created that have not yet been fully filled. The tasks should include the establishment of security and order, including the enforcement of local law, and prevention work. In 2004 the topic was discussed with the city council. With a resolution of the Administrative and Personnel Committee on May 26, 2004, this was rejected; At that time, the term municipal order and service was proposed. On April 25, 2001, the establishment was also debated and rejected at the city council level. There are currently 250 municipal employees from various departments working in the field for compliance with public safety and order through control and monitoring tasks.

Culture Department

The cultural department (Burgstraße 4) is headed by cultural officer Anton Biebl. Former heads of the department were Hans-Georg Küppers (2007 to 2019), Lydia Hartl (approx. 2001 to 2007), Julian Nida-Rümelin (1998 to 2001) Siegfried Hummel (1988 to 1998).

Areas of the cultural department (selection):

Personnel and organization department

The Personnel and Organization Department (POR) (formerly the Department for Personnel) is responsible for personnel administration and general internal organization. The areas of responsibility are spread across various buildings in the inner city area. The areas of personnel support and training are located at the new location (since November 2015) at Landsberger Straße 38. The legal and personnel development and personnel recruitment departments are located in the town hall, the training center is located on Ruppertstraße in the KVR building complex. Both the organization department and the personnel services department are located in the Kustermann office complex (Rosenheimer Straße). Since July 2016, the professional city councilor Alexander Dietrich has been the speaker (head of the authority). Former directors: Hans-Joachim Frieling (1982 to 1993), Walter Layritz.


  • Personnel support, job management
  • Organizational consulting, ideas exchange, personnel controlling (PeCon)
  • Personnel services (payroll, pension, aid )
  • Personnel development, personnel recruitment
  • Training
  • Corporate health management, occupational health and safety

Department for Education and Sport

The Department for Education and Sport (RBS) (previously: School and Culture Department) deals with education issues that arise in the municipal area of ​​responsibility and is the largest department of the city administration, both financially and in terms of personnel. The office is located at Bayerstrasse 28, near the main train station . The various facilities are spread over the entire city area. Since July 1, 2016, Beatrix Zurek has been a city school councilor (head of the authorities). Former heads of the department were Rainer Schweppe (2010–2016), Elisabeth Weiß-Söllner (1993 to 2010), Albert Loichinger (until 1993)


The foundation stone for the vocational school system was laid in Munich by Georg Kerschensteiner .

The department operates the Munich education server ("Medienbildung München", formerly muc.kobis) as a joint project with the social and cultural department.

Social department

The social department includes the social institutions of the city of Munich. Dorothee Schiwy has been the head of the authorities since July 2016. The main building is located on Orleansplatz ( Haidhausen ). Previous speakers were (since July 2010) the professional city councilors Brigitte Meier and Friedrich Graffe (1993 to July 2010).

The unit has a total of three control areas:

The central department, which provides personnel, finance and IT services for the department, is directly assigned to the speaker. Furthermore, the foundation administration is directly assigned to the officer who is responsible for the administration of the foundations administered by the city administration. These are mostly fed by bequests and donations from Munich citizens and compensate for deficits that cannot be compensated for by the city budget.

There are a total of twelve social civic centers as central points of contact for citizens, which are guided by a coordination office that is directly assigned to the consultant. They perform the service tasks for the citizen under the technical specifications of the control areas and bundle the contact points. The aim is to be able to provide the entire spectrum of social services with one contact person. A job center is also integrated into the social bourgeoisie .

Urban high-rise (Blumenstrasse)

Department for town planning and building regulations

The department for urban planning and building regulations is the lower monument protection authority and the lower building supervision authority of the city. It is based in the city ​​skyscraper at Blumenstrasse 28b in the city center, the first skyscraper in Munich. The head of the authorities is currently the City Planning Councilor (I) Elisabeth Merk . A former head of the department was Christiane Thalgott .

It includes the following main departments:

City Treasury

The combing the city deals with the concerns of municipal finances. Christoph Frey (SPD) has been the speaker (head of authority) since November 1, 2018. The predecessor was Ernst Wolowicz from July 1, 2004 (between 1993 and 2004 Head of the Board of Directors). The head office of the finance department is in the New Town Hall on Marienplatz, the treasury and tax office is at Herzog-Wilhelm-Straße 11. Earlier speakers were Klaus Jungfer (from 1993) and Dieter Grundmann (until 1993).


  • Economy, finance, insurance, taxes
  • Main Department of Household Economics
  • Treasury and tax office

Department for information and telecommunications technology

On January 1, 2018, the RIT was founded as a new department to bundle the IT activities that were previously distributed in the directorate, decentralized in departments and in-house it @ M. Thomas Bönig was elected Head of Unit.

Responsible areas:

  • Information technology-IT strategy and IT management / IT controlling
  • the Eigenbetrieb it @ M as an IT service of the city administration:
    • The previous name of the organizational unit was the Office for Information and Data Processing (AfID) until 2006 ; From 2007 to 2013 Directorate Main Department III (D-HA III) , before the in-house operation was founded on January 1, 2013 and organizationally switched from the Directorate to RIT on January 1, 2018.
    • since May 2015 the location of IT @ M is the newly built building of the IT-Rathaus in Munich-Moosach .

Outsourcing and incorporation

Between 1945 and 1975 there was the Munich City Police , a local authority in Section 11 - Office for Public Order (today Munich Police Headquarters ).

The subway unit existed between 1966 and the 1990s and was responsible for the construction and maintenance of the subway . It was incorporated into the building department in 1998. The former head of the department was Rolf Schirmer (until 1998).

In the course of time, especially in the 1990s and 2000s, numerous organizational units were transferred to GmbHs in which the city is the sole or main shareholder:

Internet sites

Portal München Betriebs-GmbH & Co. KG publishes the official website of the city administration of Munich on behalf of the board of directors; the server operation and the editorial department are mainly financed by advertising.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. State Capital Munich Editor: Facility and service finder. Retrieved May 27, 2020 .
  2. ^ Munich city administration: Specialist office for democracy. Retrieved March 22, 2020 .
  4. State Capital Munich Editor: Economic Development. Retrieved May 27, 2020 .
  5. Simply Munich - The official tourism portal. Retrieved May 27, 2020 .
  6. State Capital Munich, Editor: PLATFORM - Spaces for Contemporary Art. Retrieved April 1, 2017 .
  7. a b c City Council General Assembly elects new speakers. Retrieved May 27, 2020 .
  8. Süddeutsche Zeitung, print edition December 11, 1997
  10. TBZ Technical Operations Center, Munich | bwp - bauer winter baumanagement gmbh - munich. Retrieved May 27, 2020 .
  11. State Capital Munich Editor: Organization. Retrieved May 27, 2020 .
  12. ^ Organization chart of the Department for Health and Environment (PDF), as of January 1, 2016
  13. ^ State capital Munich Editor: Kommunalreferat - We about us. Retrieved May 27, 2020 .
  14. Süddeutsche Zeitung: 60 years of the district administration department, the chief controllers , May 17, 2010.
  15. Sueddeutsche Zeitung of January 19, 2012: Discussion about the protection of the constitution: Simply abolish .
  18. Abendzeitung München online: Decision in the city council - Now it's through: Munich gets city sheriffs , July 25, 2017. Accessed on September 23, 2017.
  19. ^ Application for the establishment of a municipal security service by City Councilor Max Straßer (CSU) dated February 9, 2004, Application No. 02-08 / A 01419 ( PDF )
  20. State Capital Munich Editor: Kulturreferent. Retrieved May 27, 2020 .
  21. Municipal education management. In: Retrieved October 27, 2019 .
  22. Local education management / local education advice. In: Retrieved October 27, 2019 .

Coordinates: 48 ° 8 ′ 15 "  N , 11 ° 34 ′ 33"  E