Now that your house has been built you can carry out some more of your mayoral duties.

Go back to the Town Hall to speak to Isabelle the day after you’ve moved in and she’ll explain the difference between the counter and the chair. Be sure to get a picture taken for your Town Pass Card using the photo booth on Main Street.

At the counter you can ask for advice for living in your town. Isabelle will give you some ideas about what you can do in your town and she’ll even give you some tools.

Be sure to make a note of what Timmy and Tommy are selling as you can only get either the rod or net from Isabelle so you’ll want to get whatever isn’t selling in Timmy and Tommy’s shop.

You can also speak to Isabelle to find out the citizen satisfaction level in your town. This will help you attain perfect town status.

You can also change the town tune and flag at the counter and talk to Isabelle about problematic citizens (i.e. stop them from using catchphrases you taught them).

Keep speaking to Isabelle and asking for advice on living in your town to get the tools.

If you sit in the chair at the back of the Town Hall you can conduct mayoral business. You’ll need a town development permit before you can do anything and there are two requirements for this.

Firstly you’ll need a house, which you have, and 100 points of approval from your citizens. Isabelle will give you advice on what you can do to increase your approval so just follow her instructions and you’ll be developing in no time!

Once you’ve got 100 points you can set ordinances and construct Public Works. See the “ Mayoral Duties “ section for more details.

At this point you’re free to work as mayor, plant flowers, go hunting, chop trees (like George Washington) or dig up fossils (like Indiana Jones). Of course you could always just walk with the animals, talk with the animals, grunt and squeak and squawk with the animals!

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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Nintendo
  • Platforms
    3DS
  • Genre
    Social simulation
  • Guide Release
    29 July 2013
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    James Bowden

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Animal Crossing: New Leaf sees you crowned mayor as a result of a bit of an accident. When you arrive, Isabelle the town clerk will reveal that you’ve been given the post and from there you can do whatever you please! Use your powers as the mayor to shape the town however you wish, whether this means building bridges, creating public works projects or laying down laws (or ordinances as they are known). With all this freedom, you could soon have the home and town of your dreams!

Version 1.1:

  • How to get the most out of those vital first few days in town.
  • The easiest ways to stuff your coffers with loads of money.
  • Detailed information on every shop in Main Street.
  • Exact dates for every Special Event in the entire game!
  • Complete your encyclopaedia with every Bug and Fish in the game!
  • Where to find every special visitor and what they can offer you.
  • A full furniture list so you can find exactly what you need to build the perfect home.
  • Beautiful screenshots and exclusive HD 3DS tutorial videos with audio commentary!
  • Comprehensive list of furniture, wallpapers and carpets.
  • Comprehensive list of clothes and accessories.
  • Special event pages for the snowman season and Weeding Day.
  • List of all the decorative public work projects and who requests them.

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