Deleting Departments

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This page describes how to delete departments.

Notes on Deleting Departments

  • You cannot undo the deletion of the department.
    Deleting a parent department will delete its child departments.

  • If you delete a department, it will also be deleted from the "Membership" of the member user. The user will not be deleted.

  • The users who lost membership by the deletion of the department will be categorized as "Unassigned Users". Screenshot: "Unassigned Users" is highlighted

Permissions Associated with Departments

If you delete a department, the access permission granted using that department is also deleted.
Depending on how access permissions were configured, some view-restricted data could be publicly accessible.

Take an example of a situation that only the members of "HR Department" are granted to view the "employee directory app". In this case, deleting "HR Department" from Kintone Users & System Administration could make the app visible to the whole company.


  1. Click gear shaped administration menu icon in the header.

  2. Click Users & System Administration.
    Accessing Kintone Users & System Administration

  3. Click Departments & Users.

  4. On the department you wish to delete, click gear shaped icon .

  5. Click Delete.
    Screenshot: "Delete" is highlighted

  6. Click Delete on the confirmation screen.
    Screenshot: "Delete" is highlighted