Policies

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This article is considered accurate for the current version of the game.

You can select policies that affect the city and its districts from a predetermined list. Policies have both positive and negative effects. For example, a smoking ban will make citizens healthier, but it can make them unhappy. Policies can be set for the entire city, or for different districts in the city to make them look, play, and feel different.

Set policies for a district by clicking it when the policies panel is open.

Policies in the "Festival" category do not appear in the policies panel. They appear in the panel that appears when clicking on the Festival Area constructed from the Unique Buildings "Concert" tab.

Policies in the "Industry" category do not appear in the policies panel. They appear in the panel that appears when clicking on an Industry Area.

Policies in the "Parks" category do not appear in the policies panel. They appear in the panel that appears when clicking on a Park Area.

Policies in the "Stadium" category do not appear in the policies panel. They appear in the panel that appears when clicking on one of the stadiums constructed from the Unique Buildings "Football" tab. (Not the level 6 Unique Building "Stadium".)

Policy Category Unlocked DLC Effect Upkeep/Drawback
Ad campaign.png Ad Campaign
Festival Tiny Town DLC icon concerts.png Advertise the Festival to attract more visitors. Increases all band popularity by +1 per month. ₡9,000/week
File:Advanced Automation.png Advanced Automation
Industry Tiny Town DLC icon industries.png Increase production output by 10% Increase buildings upkeep by 10%
Parks Tiny Town DLC icon parklife.png Draws 20% more visitors. ₡200/week
Animal ethics.png Animal Ethics
Parks Tiny Town DLC icon parklife.png Boosts the entertainment effect of the Zoo buildings by 20%. ₡10/Zoo Building
Anti-Slip Studs.png Anti-Slip Studs
City Planning Busy Town DLC icon snowfall.png Increases the health of elderly citizens by making them less likely to slip on icy streets. ₡4/senior citizen
Automated Toll.png Automated Toll
City Planning Big Town - Vehicles do not need to stop at toll booths, only slow down. Increases vehicle flow. Reduces Toll Booth income by 30%
File:Automated Sorting.png Automated Sorting
Services Big Town DLC icon industries.png Increases mail capacity by 10% ₡300/city post service building
Big Business Benefactor.png Big Business Benefactor
City Planning Small City - High density commercial buildings double their sales. ₡4/week/high density commercial building
Bike Ban On Sidewalks.png Bike Ban On Sidewalks
City Planning Busy Town DLC icon after dark.png This policy bans cycling on sidewalks. Bikes can only use dedicated bike lanes and bike pathways.
Boost connections.png Boost Connections
City Planning Busy Town DLC icon parklife.png Outside connection traffic capacity is increased by 20%. Applies to boats, planes, trains and private cars. ₡10,000/week
Celebrate.png Celebrate
Parks Tiny Town DLC icon parklife.png Fireworks daily after dark instead of every week.
Combustion engine ban.png Combustion Engine Ban
City Planning Busy Town DLC icon green cities.png Reduced traffic noise in policy area. Combustion Engine vehicles cannot travel through policy area. (They may travel there if it is their destination or point of origin.)
Come one come all.png Come One, Come All
Stadium Tiny Town DLC icon match day.png Public transport is free on match days. Increased amount of visitors raises the odds of winning matches. No ticket revenue from public transport on match days.
Education Boost.png Education Boost
Services Big Town - Prioritize education over working for young adults. Education budget increased by 25%.
Educational blimps.png Educational Blimps
Services Big Town DLC icon mass transit.png Switch advertisements on blimps to be educational posters to boost education slightly. No cost.
Encourage Biking.png Encourage Biking
City Planning Tiny Town DLC icon after dark.png When this policy is active, most citizens will prefer bicycles over motor vehicles.
Electric cars.png Electric Cars
City Planning Busy Town DLC icon green cities.png Reduced traffic noise in policy area.
Everyone living in the policy area must switch to an electric car if they own any cars.
₡2/Vehicle/week
Even more fun.png Even More Fun
Parks Tiny Town DLC icon parklife.png Boosts the entertainment effect of the Amusement Park buildings by 20%. ₡10/Amusement Park building
Extra Insulation.png Extra Insulation
Services Boom Town DLC icon snowfall.png Buildings require less energy for heating thanks to the extra insulation layer in their walls and roof. Reduction in tax income due to higher construction/maintenance costs.
Fast recovery.png Fast Recovery
City Planning Busy Town DLC icon natural disasters.png Emergency Response Unit does not search for survivors; only makes lot ready for re-building. City recovers faster. Increased loss of citizens from disaster.
Filter industrial waste.png Filter Industrial Waste
City Planning Busy Town DLC icon green cities.png Industrial buildings filter their waste, reducing the ground pollution they create. ₡2/Industrial Building/week
Fine for fireworks.png Fine For Fireworks
Parks Tiny Town DLC icon parklife.png The Park Area will not organize fireworks while this policy is active. No fireworks.
Free Public Transport.png Free Public Transport
Services Busy Town - Increased use of public transportation. No income from buses, trams, metro vehicles, local trains, or monorail vehicles.
Services Boom Town DLC icon industries.png Reduce mail accumulation by 15% ₡2/building
Harsh prison sentences.png Harsh Prison Sentences
Services Big Town DLC icon after dark.png The prison sentences are twice as long as usual and the harsh verdicts keep the worst felons off the streets for longer, causing a reduction in crime rate. Double the usual prison sentences; uses prison space longer.
Heavy Traffic Ban.png Heavy Traffic Ban
City Planning Busy Town - Cargo Trucks cannot travel through a designated district; highways are not affected. This can be placed on an entire city, but has no effect on traffic. Can block deliveries.
Helicopter priority.png Helicopter Priority
Services Busy Town DLC icon natural disasters.png Emergency services will use helicopters instead of ground vehicles. No cost.
High Tech Housing.png High Tech Housing
City Planning Small City - Slightly increased land value. ₡4/week/residential building
High ticket prices.png High Ticket Prices
Services Boom Town DLC icon mass transit.png Raises public transport ticket prices by 25% to get more profit. This may result in fewer passengers.
Highrise Ban.png Highrise Ban
City Planning Small City - Prohibits construction of tall buildings. Restricts the buildings from reaching their highest level.
File:Improved Logistics.png Improved Logistics
Industry Tiny Town DLC icon industries.png Increases the storage capacity of Extractors and Processing buildings by 20% Increase upkeep cost of industrial buildings by 10%
File:Improved Work Safety Supervision.png Improved Work Safety Supervision
Industry Tiny Town DLC icon industries.png Increase worker's health ₡1/affected worker
Industrial Space Planning.png Industrial Space Planning
City Planning Small City - Doubles goods from industrial buildings. ₡6/week/industrial building
Let Go of Leisure.png Let Go of Leisure
Taxation Big Town DLC icon after dark.png Leisure specialized areas get a hefty boost in their entertainment and attractiveness values. No tax income from leisure specialized buildings in affected area.
Lightning rods.png Lightning Rods
City Planning Big Town DLC icon natural disasters.png Tallest buildings install lightning rods to lower the likelihood of them catching fire during a thunderstorm. ₡1.60/week/building
Main park.png Main Park
Parks Tiny Town DLC icon parklife.png Mark the park as the main attraction in the city to make it more attractive to tourists. If you have several parks with this policy active, they are equally attractive to visitors.
Match security.png Match Security
Stadium Tiny Town DLC icon match day.png Hires security personnel to keep crime low around the stadium. ₡500/week/stadium
Night tours.png Night Tours
Parks Tiny Town DLC icon parklife.png Draws 30% more visitors during night-time. ₡50/week
NIMBY.png NIMBY
City Planning Tiny Town DLC icon after dark.png No loud noise in the night! Leisure specialized areas will close for the night. Reduces noise pollution caused by leisure. Reduced income from leisure specialized buildings at night.
No Electricity for Heat.png No Electricity for Heat
Services Tiny Town DLC icon snowfall.png Buildings can only use heat produced by heating services. Reduces electricity consumption. Increases the demand on city heating services.
No re-building.pngNo Re-Building
City Planning Busy Town DLC icon natural disasters.png Forbid re-building on lots with destroyed buildings. Lots have to be manually bulldozed to allow re-building.
Old Town.png Old Town
City Planning Tiny Town DLC icon after dark.png Only residents and businesses can use the area for motor vehicles. Other motor vehicles banned.
Only Electricity for Heat.png Only Electricity for Heat
Services Boom Town DLC icon snowfall.png Buildings are forbidden to use heating services; they can only use electricity. Raises electricity consumption significantly during cold spells.
Parks and Recreation.png Parks and Recreation
Services Tiny Town - Moderately increased land value around parks and plazas. Increases the Parks and Plazas budget by 20%.
Park maintenance boost.png Park Maintenance Boost
Services Tiny Town DLC icon parklife.png Increases Park Maintenance vehicles' shift length by 50%. ₡80/Park Maintenance Building
Pet Ban.png Pet Ban
Services Tiny Town - Slightly reduced garbage accumulation. Slightly decreased happiness.
Power Usage.png Power Usage
Services Worthy Village - Moderately reduced electricity consumption (Reduced by 11%). ₡5/week/building
Prefer ferries.png Prefer Ferries
Services Boom Town DLC icon mass transit.png Citizens prefer ferries for moving in the city. ₡2/ferry in use.
Prefer parks.png Prefer Parks
Services Tiny Town DLC icon parklife.png Parks, Plazas and Park Areas draw 10% more visitors. ₡100/Park, Plaza or Park Area in the policy area.
Premium studio.png Premium Studio
Festival Tiny Town DLC icon concerts.png A Premium Studio will increase the chances of a successful concert. ₡3,000/week
Recreational Use.png Recreational Use
Services Boom Town - Slightly increased tax income. Moderately increased tourism. Slightly reduced crime rate. +15% Police budget
Recycle garbage.png Recycle Garbage
Parks Tiny Town DLC icon parklife.png Decrease garbage accumulation by 20% for the Nature Reserve buildings. ₡10/Nature Reserve Building
Recycle plastic.png Recycle Plastic
Services Boom Town DLC icon green cities.png Recycling Centers work with +20% efficiency. ₡100/Recycling Center/week
Recycling.png Recycling
Services Boom Town - Slightly reduced garbage accumulation. Slightly reduced tax income.
Schools out.png School's Out
Services Tiny Town DLC icon after dark.png The citizens will prefer working over education and only a small portion of the eligible citizens will go to study in the university. Results in fewer highly educated citizens.
Small Business Enthusiast.png Small Business Enthusiast
City Planning Small City - Low density commercial buildings double their sales. ₡2/week/low density commercial building
Smoke Detector Distribution.png Smoke Detector Distribution
Services Worthy Village - Significantly reduced risk of fire. ₡5/week/building
Smoking Ban.png Smoking Ban
Services Tiny Town - Slightly increased health. Slightly decreased happiness.
Studded Tires.png Studded Tires
City Planning Busy Town DLC icon snowfall.png Cars are required to have studded tires during the winter. This makes cars resistant to small amounts of snow, keeping the traffic smoother even if there's some snow on the roads. Increases road maintenance cost by 25%.
Subsidized youth.png Subsidized Youth
Stadium Tiny Town DLC icon match day.png Spending money on training young players increases the odds of your team winning. ₡9,000/week/stadium
Tax Raise for Low Density Residential.png Tax Raise for Low Density Residential
Taxation Big Town - Increases the tax rate by 2% for low density residential.
Tax Raise for High Density Residential.png Tax Raise for High Density Residential
Taxation Big Town - Increases the tax rate by 2% for high density residential.
Tax Raise for Low Density Commercial.png Tax Raise for Low Density Commercial
Taxation Big Town - Increases the tax rate by 2% for low density commercial.
Tax Raise for High Density Commercial.png Tax Raise for High Density Commercial
Taxation Big Town - Increases the tax rate by 2% for high density commercial.
Tax Raise for Offices.png Tax Raise for Offices
Taxation Big Town - Increases the tax rate by 2% for offices.
Tax Relief for Low Density Residential.png Tax Relief for Low Density Residential
Taxation Big Town - Lowers the tax rate by 2% for low density residential. Decreased tax income from low density residential buildings in affected area.
Tax Relief for High Density Residential.png Tax Relief for High Density Residential
Taxation Big Town - Lowers the tax rate by 2% for high density residential. Decreased tax income from high density residential buildings in affected area.
Tax Relief for Low Density Commercial.png Tax Relief for Low Density Commercial
Taxation Big Town - Lowers the tax rate by 2% for low density commercial. Decreased tax income from low density commercial buildings in affected area.
Tax Relief for High Density Commercial.png Tax Relief for High Density Commercial
Taxation Big Town - Lowers the tax rate by 2% for high density commercial. Decreased tax income from high density commercial buildings in affected area.
Tax Relief for Offices.png Tax Relief for Offices
Taxation Big Town - Lowers the tax rate by 2% for offices. Decreased tax income from offices in affected area.
Vip.png VIP
City Planning Big Town DLC icon natural disasters.png All shelters in policy area are reserved only for citizens living in the policy area. Citizens not from the area cannot take refuge in these shelters.
Water Usage.png Water Usage
Services Worthy Village - Moderately reduced water consumption (Reduced by 15%). ₡5/week/building
File:Workers Union.png Workers' Union
City Planning Busy Town DLC icon industries.png Slightly increase adult citizen's happiness Reduce residential tax income by 2%
*Only applies to bus, tram, metro, monorail, and local train fares. For district policies, only passengers leaving from that district will get a free ride. Intercity trains, cargo trains, ships, planes and taxis will still continue to provide revenue, regardless.