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Town Hall
Service Civic Center and Post Office
Provides Recycle Bin
Post Office
Town Fund
Mayoral Duties (New Leaf)
Hours All day
Appearances WW, CF, NL
Regional names Flag of France small Mairie
Flag of Germany small Rathaus
Flag of Spain Ayuntamiento
Town ordinance hours
Early Bird Unknown
Night Owl Unknown
New Leaf
128 - Animal Crossing New Leaf (3DS) - Town Hall
City Folk - Night
Town Hall Night
City Folk - Day
Town Hall Day

The Town Hall is a building that first appeared in Wild World, replacing buildings and locations from previous games in the Animal Crossing series.


In Wild World and City Folk

In Wild World and City Folk, the Town Hall is the location of many of the town's civic duties. It is the center of the town, where almost all of the festivities take place in the plaza outside.

The Town Hall replaces the Wishing Well, Dump and Post Office in Animal Crossing for the GameCube. Therefore, it is where players can deliver letters, recycle items, and is where Tortimer will stand outside during events in the plaza outside.

The inside of the building has a counter that divides it into two parts, the Civic Center and the Post Office. Anywhere behind the counter is inaccessible to the player, and contains bookcases, mail sacks and the Mayor's desk, where Tortimer can be found sleeping. Pelly works from 7am to 10pm and Phyllis works from 10pm to 7am in the Town Hall.

Civic Center

  • Environment- The player can hear the opinions of the townsfolk in regard to the environment of the town.
  • Town Tune- The town tune can be edited from here.
  • Town Fund (City Folk)- Money can be donated to aid the town.
  • Donation (Wild World)- Money can be donated to the town of Boondox in exchange for feathers.
  • Problem (City Folk)- Problems regarding villagers and accessing the Player's house are reported.
  • Moving (Wild World)- Players can be transferred from one town to another.

Post Office

  • Pay Mortgage (Wild World)- Player pay in bells towards their mortgage.
  • Withdraw (Wild World)- A Player can withdraw money from their account.
  • Deposit (Wild World)- A Player can deposit money into their account.
  • Save Mail- Saves selected mail, which can be accessed at any time.
  • Save Notes in bottles (Wild World)- Save selected notes in bottles that can be accessed at any time.
  • Send Letter- Post a letter to a fellow villager.

The Recycling Bin

Main article: Recycling Bin

The recycling bin can be used to leave any unwanted items here to be taken away at 6am every Monday and Thursday. This can be useful for any items which cannot be sold to Tom Nook for Bells.

Occasionally, items such as furniture, tools and clothing can be found in the recycling bin. These items may have previously been placed in the houses of villagers, who have obtained a new item in its place.

Automatic Bell Dispenser

The Automatic Bell Dispenser allows players to deposit or withdraw Bells, and to pay their mortgage. The bell dispenser was absent in Wild World and was replaced by Pelly during the day, and Phyllis during the night.

The Bulletin Board


The Bulletin Board in City Folk.

The Bulletin Board is a message board outside of the hall, where messages can appear any day. The player can also post their own messages, and is where Tom Nook sends the player to post how "cool" his store is as a job at the start of the game. In games before Wild World, it is located outside the Post Office.

In City Folk, two changes are made to the Bulletin Board. A small yellow bird is perched on top of the board whenever there is a new notice, and a player can delete messages if they feel the need to do so. This bird can be seen on the cover of City Folk.

In New Leaf

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The player acting as the mayor in the Town Hall, with Isabelle reading out their duties.

The Town Hall is now used by the player who is the mayor of the town. Inside, Isabelle can be found behind the counter and will help the player fulfill their duties as mayor. It has undergone dramatic changes in New Leaf. This is in part due to the returning buildings which take on some of the responsibilities of the Town Hall. The Post Office has taken on the postal duties and banking, while Nook's Homes now control the mortgage payments. Both of which can be found in Main Street.

There are four different possible color schemes the town hall can have by default; First, a mostly brown exterior with a regular brown interior. Second, a yellow exterior with a green door, and a light brown interior. Third, a dark brown exterior with dark blue doors and windows, and a dark brown interior. Lastly, a brown exterior with green windows. The interior of this town hall is rather interesting, as, while the floors and walls are still brown, the desks are green.

The Bulletin Board is now by the Train Station, recycling is done through Re-Tail and a Garbage Can public works project, and Isabelle will now provide the services of the Civic Center area.

Other appearances


Wild World

City Folk

New Leaf


  • In City Folk if a player is imported from Wild World, Tortimer will remember meeting them outside the town hall rather than in it, as occurs in Wild World. Pelly or Phyllis will mention the player is in fact a new resident, and Tortimer will dismiss it as déjà vu instead.
  • A cranky villager will talk about donating bells and hearing Tortimer say "I'm having steak tonight!" or that Tortimer's installing a plasma TV at his house after the villager made a donation in Wild World.
  • When it is nightime in New Leaf and the player has yet to read their new message there will be a white owl on top of the Bulletin Board instead, unlike City Folk where a yellow bird would appear regardless of the current time.
  • The town hall is fitted with intercom speakers. The intercom talker is female, as applied to all the Animal Crossing games.
  • In New Leaf, the plant on the southwest varies on each town creation.
  • In Animal Crossing: Wild World and City Folk, Tortimer can be seen sleeping on a chair in the background of the town hall.
  • In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, a picture of Tortimer is hung up on the wall behind the mayor seat, implying that Tortimer used to work there.
  • In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, when looking through texture files, one can see that the Mayor's desktop wallpaper is Tortimer.

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