Branches of Government
The Maine State Constitution created Maine's government system, with three co-equal branches - the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches.
Governor Paul R. LePage
The Executive Branch is responsible for execution of the laws created by the legislature and is headed by the Governor. The Governor is elected every four years, and no individual may serve more than two consecutive terms in this office.
Departments of the Executive Branch:
- Administrative and Financial Services
- Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry
- Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management
- Economic and Community Development
- Environmental Protection
- Health & Human Services
- Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
- Marine Resources
- Professional and Financial Regulation
- Public Safety
- List of Boards and Commissions
Judicial Branch Website
The Judicial Branch is responsible for interpreting the laws and is headed by the Supreme Judicial Court. All judicial officers are appointed by the Governor and serve a term of seven years.
Judicial Branch Departments:
- Supreme Judicial Court
- Superior Court
- District Court
- Adult Drug Court
- Juvenile Cases
- Family Division
- Traffic Violations
- Small Claims Court
- Administrative Office of the Courts
- Citizen’s Guide to the Maine Courts
Learn about Maine's judicial system, how the courts are osrganized, and the steps in the trial process.
Legislative Branch Website
The Legislative Branch is responsible for making the laws and is made up of the Senate and the House of Representatives. The Senate has 35 members who are elected every two years, and the House has 151 members who are also elected every two years.
Legislative Branch Offices: