Cities: Skylines Servicing Services Offices Unlock Guide

The large Servicing Services Office towering over the city (Cities: Skylines)
Servicing Services Office
Building Type Unique Building
Level/Category 5
Build Cost ₡20,000
Upkeep cost ₡320/week
Milestone Required Big Town
Entertainment Value 90
Attractiveness 10
Noise Pollution 25

The Servicing Services Offices is a level 5 unique building in Cities: Skylines. To unlock it, you’ll need to build 300 total city service buildings. You’ll also need to reach the Big Town milestone (between 1,800 to 7,500 population, depending on the map).

Once these requirements are fulfilled, you can build the Servicing Services Offices from the level 5 tab of the Unique Buildings menu for ₡20,000.

Until then, you can hover over its silhouette there to see how many city service buildings you have left to build.

Note: The Servicing Services Offices is a requirement for the Eden Project monument.

What Are City Service Buildings?

Service buildings are the ploppable buildings (i.e., you have to place them individually, at a cost) that provide your zones access to utilities, services, and transportation.

Below are the various buildings, categorized by the services they provide:

Power

The Power menu. / Cities: Skylines
The Power menu.
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Building Unlocked At DLC Build Cost (₡)
Wind Turbine start none 6,000
Coal Power Plant start none 19,000
Advanced Wind Turbine Boom Town none 12,000
Wave Power Plant Boom Town High Tech Buildings 14,000
Geothermal Power Plant Busy Town Green Cities 65,000
Oil Power Plant Busy Town none 50,000
Solar Updraft Tower Big Town Green Cities 90,000
Hydro Power Plant Small City none (varies)
Solar Power Plant Grand City none 80,000
Nuclear Power Plant Colossal City none 200,000
Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Plant Colossal City Green Cities 250,000
Fusion Power Plant Megalopolis none 1,000,000

Water and Sewage

The Water and Sewage menu. / Cities: Skylines
The Water and Sewage menu.
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Building Unlocked At DLC Build Cost (₡)
Water Pumping Station start none 2,500
Water Tower start none 3,500
Water Drain Pipe start none 2,500
Eco Water Outlet start Green Cities 4,000
Inland Water Treatment Plant start Sunset Harbor 2,500
Eco Inland Water Treatment Plant start Sunset Harbor 4,000
Fresh Water Outlet Tiny Town Natural Disasters 2,500
Tank Reservoir Boom Town Natural Disasters 25,000
Pumping Service Busy Town Natural Disasters 100,000
Large Water Tower Big City Sunset Harbor 9,000
Water Treatment Plant Big City 15,000
Advanced Inland Water Treatment Plant Big City Sunset Harbor 15,000
Eco Water Treatment Plant Capital City Green Cities 25,000
Eco Advanced Inland Water Treatment Plant Capital City Sunset Harbor 25,000

Healthcare

The Healthcare menu. / Cities: Skylines
The Healthcare menu.
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Building Unlocked At DLC Build Cost (₡)
Medical Clinic Little Hamlet 10,000
Sports Hall and Gymnasium Tiny Town Green Cities 120,000
Cemetery Boom Town 8,000
Child Health Center Boom Town Green Cities 18,000
Eldercare Boom Town Green Cities 22,000
Medical Helicopter Depot Boom Town Natural Disasters 50,000
Community Pool Busy Town Green Cities 75,000
General Hospital Busy Town Modern Japan 65,000
Hospital/ European Hospital Busy Town 65,000
Medical Laboratory Busy Town High-Tech Buildings 42,000
High-Capacity Hospital Big Town Plazas & Promenades 95,000
Sauna Big Town Snowfall 25,000
Yoga Garden Small City Green Cities 90,,000
Crematorium Big City 25,000
Cryopreservatory Big City High-Tech Buildings 32,000
Medical Center (Monument) Megalopolis 650,000

Fire

The Emergency Services menu, where you’ll find the fire department buildings. / Cities: Skylines
The Emergency Services menu, where you’ll find the fire department buildings.
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Building Unlocked At DLC Build Cost (₡)
Fire House/European Fire House Worthy Village none 12,000
Fire Station/European Fire Station Busy Town none 60,000
High-Capacity Fire Station Big Town Plazas & Promenades 95,000
Fire Helicopter Depot Busy Town Natural Disasters 55,000
Fire Watch Tower Big Town Natural Disasters 9,000

Police

The Police Department menu. / Cities: Skylines
The Police Department menu.
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Building Unlocked At DLC Build Cost (₡)
Police Station/ European Police Station Worthy Village none 12,000
Intelligence Agency Busy Town High Tech Buildings 60,000
Police Headquarters/ European Police Headquarters Busy Town none 60,000
High-Capacity Police Headquarters Big Town Plazas & Promenades 95,000
Police Helicopter Depot Busy Town Natural Disasters 60,000
Prison Big Town After Dark 120,000

Education

The Education menu. / Cities: Skylines
The Education menu.
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Building Unlocked at DLC Cost (₡)
Elementary School/European Elementary School Little Hamlet none 10,000
High-Capacity Elementary School Worthy Village Plazas & Promenades 26,000
High School/European High School Tiny Town none 24,000
High-Capacity High School Boom Town Plazas & Promenades 58,000
University/ European University Big Town none 75,000
Community School Little Hamlet Green Cities 12,000
Institute of Creative Arts Tiny Town Green Cities 30,000
Modern Technology Institute Big Town Green Cities 90,000

Garbage

The Garbage and Industry menu / Cities: Skylines
The Garbage and Industry menu
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Building Unlocked at Cost (₡) DLC
Landfill site Little Hamlet 4,000 none
Incineration Plant Big Town 30,000 none
Recycling Center Little Hamlet 16,000 Green cities

Transport

The Transport menu. / Cities: Skylines
The Transport menu.
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Building Unlocked at DLC Cost (₡)
Bus Depot Boom Town none 30,000
Taxi Depot Boom Town After Dark 15,000
Taxi Stand Boom Town After Dark 1,000
Tram Depot Boom Town Snowfall 40,000
Metro Station Big Town none 10,000
Underground Metro Station Big Town none 15,000
Elevated Metro Station Big Town none 30,000
Elevated Metro Station with Shops Big Town Plazas & Promenades 35,000
Train Station Small City none 45,000
Cargo Train Station Small City none 60,000
Passenger Harbor Capital City none 80,000
Cargo Harbor Capital City none 60,000
Airport Metropolis none 150,000

Fast Unlocking with a Save Point

300 city service buildings is a lot. You’ll need a pretty sizable city to ever need that many & have the economy to afford the upkeep costs.

However, there is still a way to unlock the Servicing Services Office before your city gets to that size.

It involves ‘spamming’ your city with the cheapest possible service buildings until you reach 300, and then not saving. Here’s a quick step-by-step on how to unlock it fast:

Step 1: Create a save point that you’d want to go back to (i.e., before spamming your city).
Step 2: Make sure that autosave is off.
Step 3: Spam your city with the cheapest service buildings available until you reach 300.
Step 4: Do NOT save.

  • In the vanilla game, the water pumping stations or drain pipes are the cheapest (₡2,500).
  • If you have the After Dark DLC, taxi stands (₡1,000) are the cheapest, but you’ll need to build one taxi depot first (₡15,000).
You can spam water pumping stations as each one is only ₡2,500. / Cities: Skylines
You can spam water pumping stations as each one is only ₡2,500.

This method works because unique buildings remain unlocked across saves.

So you’ll be able to build the Servicing Services Office when you reload at your good save point.

Depending on how far you are from 300 total, you may still need a fairly large amount of money for this, but not as much as you’d need if you were doing it the “proper” way. You also won’t need to keep them around and pay for upkeep.

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