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Form of Government

The City of Punta Gorda is a Council-Manager form of government, which combines the political leadership of elected officials with the managerial experience of an administrator. City Council acts as the legislative branch and operates in accordance with the provisions of the City Charter. They are responsible for setting the policy in which the City Manager carries out through the City departments.

Organizational Chart


Punta Gorda Residents & Citizens


City Council 



City Attorney


City Manager


City Clerk

  Finance Department  

Public Works Department

  Utilities Department      Divisions reporting directly to CM
        Finance & Accounting    Canal Maintenance    Fleet Maintenance   Building
         Procurement    Engineering    Waste Water Collections   Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program
         Utility Billing & Collections   Facilities Maintenance    Waste Water Treatment    Human Resources

   Parks & Grounds    Water Distribution    Information Technology
             Right of Way    Water Treatment    Urban Design
             Sanitation        Zoning & Code Compliance

City Seal

There is hereby adopted as the official seal of the City of Punta Gorda, the seal adopted by Resolution No. 5, dated November 5, 1924 consisting of the embossed impression of a circular metallic disc, containing in the outer rim the words “City of Punta Gorda, Florida”, and containing in the center an emblem and the words “Prosperitas in Sanitat”, a copy of which is depicted herein. The manufacture, use, display, sale or other employment of any facsimile or reproduction of the City Seal, except by City officials or employees in the performance of their official duties,

City Seal Color






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