The NC Department of Administration (DOA) acts as the business manager for North Carolina state government. The department oversees government operations such as building construction, purchasing and contracting for goods and services, managing state vehicles, acquiring and disposing of real property, courier mail, and sale of surplus property.

Telephone: 919-807-2425

Courts and Justice

The NC Administrative Office of the Courts (NCAOC) is the administrative agency for the Judicial Branch. The NCAOC provides statewide support services for the courts, including court programs and management services, information technology, human resources, financial, legal and legislative, research and planning, court services, and purchasing services.

Telephone: 919-890-1000

Budget and Taxes

The NC Office of State Budget and Management (OSBM) works in budget development and execution, management services, demographic and economic analysis, and technology and data services. It is responsible for the development, execution and monitoring of state agency budgets, providing agencies with analysis and accountability.

Telephone: 919-807-4700


The NC Community College System provides high-quality, accessible educational opportunities that minimize barriers to post-secondary education. The System works to develop a globally and multi-culturally competent workforce, and improves the lives and well-being of individuals by providing: education, training and retraining for the workforce. This includes basic skills and literacy education, occupational and pre-baccalaureate programs.

Telephone: 919-807-7100


The Office of the State Controller performs the accounting, disbursing and financial reporting functions of state government. The State Controller is the State’s Chief Fiscal Officer. The Controller serves as an independent resource to protect the financial integrity of the State and to promote accountability in an objective and efficient manner through its accounting, disbursing, payroll, internal control, data management, eCommerce and financial reporting systems.

Telephone: 919-707-0500

Recreation and Culture

The NC Department of Cultural Resources (DCR) works to create opportunities for North Carolinians to experience excellence in the arts, history and libraries in North Carolina. DCR seeks to spark creativity, stimulate learning, preserve the state’s history and promote the creative economy. It was the first in the nation to include all state agencies for arts and culture under one umbrella.

Telephone: 919-807-7300

Land and Environment

The NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) works to protect North Carolina's environment and natural resources. DENR administers regulatory programs designed to protect air quality, water quality, and the public's health. DENR also offers technical assistance to businesses, farmers, local governments, and the public and encourages responsible behavior with respect to the environment through education programs provided at DENR facilities and through the state's school system. Through its natural resource divisions, DENR works to protect fish, wildlife and wilderness areas. The agency's activities range from helping to make sure drinking water is safe to managing state parks for safe and enjoyable outdoor recreation experiences.

Telephone: 919-707-8600

Government and Elections

The Legislative Branch makes laws for North Carolina. It is made up of the Senate and the House of Representatives, which together are known as the General Assembly. The Legislature meets biennially and all members are elected for two-year terms.

Telephone: 919-733-7928

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