Local Administration in Pattaya, Chonburi and Rayong
Contact information for the local administrative centres in the provinces of Rayong and Chonburi. The place to go for residency papers, vehicle registration papers, driving licences and more...
Pattaya city is in Chonburi province and has its own local government office, Pattaya City Hall, which is responsible for public hospitals, health, education, sewage, sports and tourism in the city of Pattaya.
The Provincial Administrative Organisation is the main administration body in Chonburi and Rayong province and is responsible for public hospitals, health, education, sewage, sports and tourism (except for in Pattaya City). Each province is divided into separate districts (amphur or amphoe). The Amphur District Office is the local government building which issues identity cards, House Registration Documents (Tabien Baan) as well as marriage and divorce certificates.
Each amphur is subdivided into tambons, each with a local government office called the TAO or Tambon Administrative Organisation (pronounced "or-bor-tor" in Thai) that deals locally with roads, waste collection, animals, construction permits and more. In urban areas, the local Muncipal Administrative Organisation (Thesaban) is the local-government body equivalent to the TAO.
Chonburi province is divided into 11 separate amphur while Rayong Province is divided into 8 separate districts with 58 local subdistricts or tambons.
- For general information about amphurs: Click here (in Thai)
Many government departments have information relevant for foreigners living in Pattaya and Thailand. Websites are often in English and further information can be found by telephoning the relevant department. An English-speaking person will often be available.
Here find the contact information for Pattaya City Hall and the local government offices in the provinces of Rayong and Chonburi, the Immigration Bureau, the Department of Land Transportation (DLT), the Land Department Office and the Department of Employment.
Local Administration Offices in Chonburi and Rayong
Pattaya City has its own local administration body separate to the provinces of Chonburi and Rayong. Public hospitals, health, education, sewage, sports and tourism are all part of Pattaya City Hall remit.
- Pattaya City Hall
At: 171 Moo 6 North Pattaya, Naklua, Banglamung, Chonburi 20160
Tel: 1337 / 038 253 100
Identity cards, House Registration Documents (Tabien Baan) and marriage certificates for citizens of Pattaya are issued at the Amphur Banglamung.
- Amphur Banglamung
At: Moo 2, Sukhumvit Road , Tambon Na Klua, Amphur Banglamung, Chonburi 20150
Tel: 038 221 124
Chonburi and Rayong
The following offices deal with all questions related to public hospitals, health, education, roads, waste, parks, water supply, sewage, sports and tourism and control of nuisance dogs:
- Sriracha Tambon Administrative Organisation (TAO)
At: Municipal Road, Sriracha, Amphur Sriracha, Chonburi
Tel: 038 326 252
- Sattahip Tambon Administrative Organisation (TAO)
At: 100 Moo 8, Sattahip, Chonburi 20180
Tel: 038 435 968
- Rayong Tambon Administrative Organisation (TAO) (in Thai)
At: 68 / 1 Road, Tambon Municipality, Rayong 21110
Tel: 038 675 222
Identity cards, House Registration Documents (Tabien Baan), marriage and divorce certificates for citizens living outside of Pattaya are issued at the local amphur office, some of which are listed below.
- Amphur Rayong
At: Taksin Maharaj Road, Tha Pradoe, Muang Rayong
Tel: 038 611 009
- Amphur Sriracha
At: 21 Sukhumvit Road, Sriracha, Chonburi 20110
Tel: 038 312 240
- Amphur Sattahip
At: Seaside Road, Tambon Sattahip, Chonburi 20180
Tel: 038 437 508
The Immigration Bureau is the main centre for all visa enquiries and residency requirements. Visit the office in person for specific details.
- Pattaya Immigration Bureau
At: 75/265 Soi 5 Jomtien Beach Road, Moo 12, Nongprue, Banglamung
Tel: 038 252 751-4
Open: Monday to Friday 08:30-16:30
- Rayong Immigration Bureau
At: 5 Road, Map Ta Phut Line 7, Huay Pong, Muang Rayong 21150
Tel: 038 684 695
Sriracha Immigration Bureau
At: 3/1 Road, Amphur Sriracha Ehim Marchal, Sriracha, Chonburi
Tel: 038 312 571
The Department of Land Transportation (DLT) is responsible for issuing driving licences, car registration documents and the annual vehicle tax sticker, among other things.
Offices in Pattaya, Chonburi and Rayong
- Banglamung (Covers the districts of Banglamung, Pattaya and Sattahip)
At: 16/9-10 Moo 8, Sukhumvit Road, Nong Pla Lai, Banglamung, Chonburi 20150. Off highway 36 to Rayong close to the Regents School
Tel: 038 069 054-5
At: 206/21 Moo 8, Tung Suk Lah, Sriracha, Chonburi 20230
Tel: 038 351 818-9
Rayong (Covers the district of Ban Chang)
At: 171 Moo 6, Sukhumvit Road, Rayong 21000
Tel: 038 616 792
Local office for the transfer of land and condo title deeds, following the sale or purchase of a condo, house or land.
- Banglamung (Pattaya) (in Thai)
At: 398 Moo 10, Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi 20150
Tel: 038 423 160
- Rayong (in Thai)
At: Taksin Maharat Road, Tapradu, Muang 21000
Tel: 038 611 074
The Provincial Employment Office run by the Department of Employment is the local office that is responsible for issuing work permits.