Living in Daejeon

Government Institutions

Public (Government) Institutions

Foreign residents of Daejeon find themselves frequently interact with their local “dong” office (community center), the “gu” office (district office) and the City Hall.

These government agencies administer a number of civic functions, including public health and welfare services, the management of public facilities and the issuance of legal certificates and reports.

The community centers also offer many different social and cultural programs for their local residents. Certain legal documents may be obtained from an automatic dispenser at the “dong” office, or online at without having to pay a visit in person. In order to obtain documents through the internet, a printer must be installed, and certain digital certificates must still be authorized by a government agency.