It can be difficult for people to find exactly where theyre local government offices are. Regardless of whether a person is new to an area, or if theyve lived there for most of their lives, its often very difficult to know just where the local government offices are. Unlike retail businesses or private industries, local government offices dont send advertisements to the residents, nor do they put themselves out on popular Internet sites. However, finding the local government offices in a certain area may not actually be as daunting as one might think. The first option for finding local government offices is to check in the newest phone book. Local government offices are most always listed in both the white pages and the yellow pages of any phone book. Most often these phone books are left on a persons doorstep, or in the mailbox. A second option, though one which will most likely have less success, is to walk around your town to try and find your local government offices. Whether its the local courthouse, mayors office, post office, or public health center though, chances are good that the local government offices are near the town square. Usually, though not always, the local government offices are found in older buildings, which may be part of the historical section. Also, if a person finds the building that contains the court house, but they were looking for the police station, chances are very good that someone who works at one local government office will be able to tell someone where the office they're looking for actually is.