The city of Annaberg-Buchholz is a modern service organization serving the public sector. As a large county town, this administration center and centrally located municipality in the Ore Mountains fulfills a wide range of needs. One area of emphasis includes administrative tasks such as work in the registry office and registrar's office, order and safety, as well as trade, building code, and permit issuance. The city is also responsible for running schools, childcare, and daycare facilities, as well as cultural, sports, and leisure time establishments. Other responsibilities of the city include tourism, the marketing of the city to outsiders, maintaining green spaces, and managing markets. A total of approximately 270 people are employed by the city.