About DAFS

The Department of Administrative and Financial Services (DAFS) consists of eight bureaus, a handful of boards and commissions, and more than 1,200 employees serving the public and all three branches of state government.

The Department has a broad range of responsibilities. We serve as the principal fiscal advisor to Governor LePage, prepare the state budget, coordinate the financial planning and programing activities of state agencies, and advise the Maine Legislature on the financial statutes of state government.

Additionally, DAFS oversees all aspects of, including but not limited to, human resources; information technology services; public improvements; maintenance of state-owned building and grounds; procurement; and fleet management.

Various internal services for state agencies are provided by the Department, including review of accounting transactions and procedures and the implementation of account controls. We also administer the state's lottery operations and manage the sale of distilled spirits within Maine's borders.