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A city hall is the chief administrative building of neighborhoods in The Sims 3. It's also a main landmark in the towns and was featured in many promotional videos and snapshots for The Sims 3.

Gameplay descriptions[]

At the city hall, Sims can get a job in the political career, take a charisma class, change their own and their children's names (both first and last),[1] register to be self-employed in a skill career[TS3:A] and tour city hall. Sims can WooHoo here but they might get caught by the security and be asked to leave.

If The Sims 3: Ambitions is installed, the player can join the Architectural Designer profession at the city hall.

Generally, a city hall is often combined with a police station and a military base in a multi-purpose rabbit hole.

City halls generate the following red map tag in-game:

Cityhall Tag.jpg


Protests can often occur outside of City Hall, and the player can direct their Sims to participate. Players can start their own protest by announcing them on podium object if they have University installed. Protests have about a 15% of starting, and are more common at the beginning of the game when a Sim or family moves into a new neighborhood. The topic of the protest is displayed on signs held by the protesters; the image shown on the sign is random (such as protesting against clowns or unicorns). Joining a protest gives Sims with the Rebellious trait the 'Fight The Power' moodlet.

Sims can start a protest with the "me too" megaphone if University Life is installed, and they do not need to be at city hall. Starting and participating in protests boosts a sim's Rebel Social group Rank. With a high Rebel social group rank a sim can start a hunger strike or a rowdy protest. During a hunger strike all protesters will get a -5 moodlet and will occasionally sneak a taste of a snack. Meanwhile during a rowdy protest sims may get into fights with each other.

While most protest topics don't lead to any outcome other than a positive moodlet and a boost in Rebel Social Group Rank when successful, there are exceptions. Protesting about low lifetime happiness will, if successful, give all sims a +10 moodlet for 2 days which will double the lifetime happiness gained from wishes. Protesting about low skills, if successful, will give all sims a +10 moodlet for 2 days and increase the rate at which they learn skills. Protesting about low wages will, if successful, give all sims in the controlled household a raise if they are employed. Protesting about few world resources will, if successful, increase the amount of collectibles which come from spawners.





  1. Household/lot name and description cannot be changed in City Hall. They must be changed in Edit Town mode.