The Deputy Commissioner is assisted by Assistant Commissioners, who will be in charge of the revenue administration of one or more taluks called revenue sub-division, and Tehsildars who will be in charge of the revenue administration of one taluk. Dakshina Kannada District has 2 revenue sub divisions viz., Mangalore and Puttur and 5 Taluks viz., Mangalore, Bantwal, Puttur, Belthangady and Sullia.
Deputy Commissioner`s Office Mangalore is situated in the heart of the city near State Bank. The DC office has various sections to deal with different matters of land, law and order, public grievances etc. In the Deputy Commissioner`s Office, the Deputy Commissioner is assisted by Additional Deputy Commisioner (ADC), Election Tahsildar, Shirastedars and Caseworkers of different sections.