As is clear from the organizational structure chart, Deputy Commissioner is head of the district administration.The collectorate consists of various branches headed by Shirastedars or Managers who are responsible for supervision, guidance and overall management of work in their branch. Every branch consists of First Division Assistants and Second Division Assistants among whom all work of the branch is divided.
There are various officials both at the district level and at the taluk levels to assist the Deputy Commissioner. They include the Assistant Commissioner’s (Sub-Divisional Magistrate), Tahsildars, Shirstedars, Revenue Inspectors and Village Accountants.The Deputy Commissioner Court deals with cases pertaining to Revenue Appeals, Revenue Miscellaneous ( KLR Act, 1964 ), Prohibition of transfer of Certain Lands cases ( PTCL Act,1978 ) and inam cases( Inam Abolition Act ). One SDA and Manager of Judicial Branch assist the D.C by doing backoffice work.
The office of Deputy Commissioner and District Magistrate is located in the heart of Shivamogga City near Gandhi Park. The office is just a furlong distance away from the Railway station. The office is a three storey building with various offices located inside the building.