There are numerous local government offices within your city for federal, state, and municipal agencies/officials. The United States operates under a system of federalism, which means that some services are handled at the state or local level and others are taken care of by the federal government. A few are joint ventures, such as education. It may be difficult for citizens to discern who does what; as a general rule, the federal government oversees things that require a uniform national standard. Your local city probably has government offices for state and municipal politicians along with branches for agencies/departments. Larger cities and state capitals will definitely have offices for the governor, lieutenant governor, state legislatures, state attorney general, and the like. While the official in question probably is not working there most of the time, he or she has a staff that will be able to assist you or give you his/her contact information. Local state and federal courts are considered government offices, especially in states that elect judges. It is very common for city centers to have offices for departments dealing with the following matters: aging, housing, health, arts, education, agriculture, employment, parks, public safety, tourism, transportation, libraries, public works, and veteran affairs.