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Government of North Carolina

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The North Carolina Government[1] is divided into three branches namely the Executive Branch, the Legislative Branch and the Judicial Branch. These branches comprises of the Council of State led by the Governor, the bicameral legislature called the General Assembly and the state court system headed by the North Carolina Supreme Court. The Constitution of North Carolina delineates the structure and function of the state government.

The Executive Branch of North Carolina

The Executive Branch of the North Carolina Comprises of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, State Treasurer, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Commissioner of Labor, Commissioner of Agriculture, Commissioner of Insurance, Superintendent of Public Instruction and State Auditor.


Government of North Carolina
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The Governor [2] of North Carolina is the head of the executive branch of North Carolina's state government. The Governor is responsible to oversee the regular activities of the agencies of the Indiana state government. He also shares powers with different executive officers of the state who manage other state government agencies.

Contact Details
Office of the Governor
Address: 20301 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-0301
Phone no: (919) 814-2000
Fax: (919) 733-2120

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The Lieutenant Governor is the second highest elected official in North Carolina. He is the only elected official of state government to have powers in both the legislative and executive branches. Dan Forest is the current Governor of North Carolina. Lieutenant Governor is a member of the NC Military Affairs Commission and also serves on the State Board of Economic Development, serves as the President of the North Carolina Senate and is the Chairman of the Energy Policy Council.

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The Legislative Branch of North Carolina

The General assembly of North Carolina is the state legislature. The state legislature comprises of the 50-member North Carolina Senate and 120-member North Carolina House of Representatives[3].The House of Representatives comprises of 120 members and each serves for a term of two years. This is also the lower house of North Carolina Legislature.

The Speaker of the House is the presiding officer of the House of Representatives. The members elect the Speaker from their membership for two-year terms. Tim Moore is the current speaker of the house. The duties of the Speaker include appointing members to the House standing committees and maintaining order in the House.


North carolina Senate
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The North Carolina Senate[4] comprises of 50 members who also serve a term of two year. The President of the Senate is the Lieutenant Governor who presides over the daily session. The citizens of North Carolina elect the Lieutenant Governor for a four-year term. The Lieutenant Governor has no vote in the Senate except to break a tie.

Contact Details
North Carolina General Assembly
Address: Legislative Building
16, West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone no: 919-733-4111

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The Judicial Branch of North Carolina

The state judiciary system is led by the Supreme Court of North Carolina. Court of Appeals of North Carolina is the state's intermediate appellate court and comprises of fifteen judges who rule in rotating panels of three. The Supreme Court and Court of Appeals together, constitute the appellate division of the court system.

Taxes in North Carolina


North carolina Department of Revenue
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Department of Revenue of North Carolina was created by the General Assembly in the year 1921 and it was the first in the United States. Major taxes administered by the Department of Revenue[5], North Carolina include:
  • Corporate Franchise Tax
  • Corporate Income Tax
  • Estate Tax
  • Excise Tax
  • Estates and Trusts (Fiduciary)
  • Insurance Premium Tax
  • Individual Income Tax
  • Partnerships
  • Motor Fuels Tax
  • Property Tax
  • Privilege License Tax
  • Sales & Use Tax
  • Withholding
  • Unauthorized Substance Tax
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Executive Agencies of North Carolina

Under the leadership of the Governor of North Carolina, many state agencies manages and administers various departments of the state. The main state agencies of North Carolina comprises of-

North Carolina Department of Administration

The Department of Administration of North Carolina, is the chief executive officer. The Department has many divisions which includes: Office of the Secretary, Division of Surplus property, Division Historically Underutilized Businesses, Division of Purchase  and Contract, Youth Advocacy and Involvement office, Division of Non Public Education, State parking, State Property Office, Commission of Indian Affairs, State Construction Office, Human Relation Commission, Division of Veterans, Motor Fleet management, Office of the Justice for Sterilization Victims, Department of Human Resource, Facility management, Mail service center, Office of the Fiscal Management, Licence to give Trust Fund and Division for council for women.

Contact Details:
Mailing Address
1301 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC  27699-1301
Physical Address
116 W. Jones Street
Raleigh, NC
Main Switchboard
Phone: 919-807-2425

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North Carolina Department of Commerce

The Department of Commerce of North Carolina is the state's leading agency for community, workforce development and economic. The Department of Commerce works with regional, local, national and international organizations to attain its goal and to improve the economic status and quality of life for all people of North Carolina.

Contact Details
North Carolina Department of Commerce
Address: 301, North Wilmington Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601-1058
Phone no:  (919) 733-4151

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North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources (NCDCR)

The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources is the one of the state agency with a mission to be the leader to use the state's cultural resources in building the cultural, social and economic future of North Carolina.The main aim of the department is enriching lives and communities and creating opportunities to experience excellence in history, libraries and arts in North Carolina.

Contact Details:
N.C. Department of Cultural Resources
Address: 109 East Jones Street
Mail Service Center 4601
Raleigh, N.C. 27699-4601
Phone no: (919) 807-7300
Fax: (919) 733-1620
Email id : info.marketingservices@ncdcr.gov

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North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR)

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources is another lead agency for protection and preservation of North Carolina's outstanding natural resources. The department is managed by the Secretary's office and staff, divisions, administration, boards, regional offices, councils and commissions.

Contact Details:

N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Address: 1601 Mail Service Center,
Raleigh, NC  27699-1601
Headquarters (Environment and Natural Resources Building)
217 W. Jones St.
Archdale Building: 512 N. Salisbury St.
Toll Free:  (877) 623-6748

Donald van der Vaart, Secretary
Call: (919) 707-8600
Caroline Daly, Assistant
Call: (919) 707-8625

Mitch Gillespie, Assistant Secretary for Environment
Call: (919) 707-8619

Brad Ives, Assistant Secretary for Natural Resources
Call: (919) 707-8620

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North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

The Department of Health and Human Services is the agency in state government which is responsible for safety, health and well being of the state. The department also provides medical services for special people which includes the blind, deaf and the disabled and mentally ill. The Department is also helping the poor people of North Carolina to attain economic independence.

Contact Details:
N.C Department of Health and Human Services
Address: 2001 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-2001
Call: 919-855-4800

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North Carolina Department of Public Safety

Department of Public Safety is the coordinating agency for the State’s homeland security preparedness. The mission of the Department of Public Safety is to improve the quality of life of the people of North Carolinians by enhancing public safety and reducing crime .

Contact Details
NC Department of Public Safety
Address: 4201 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4201

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North Carolina Department of Revenue

The Department is a Cabinet Agency in North Carolina Government.The main aim of the department is administering the tax laws and collecting the taxes in an uniform, impartial and efficient manner. The Department of Revenue is managed by the Secretary, Chief Operating Officer and the three Assistant Secretaries.

Contact Details:

N.C Department of Revenue
Address: 501 N Wilmington St
Raleigh, NC 27604

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References:
  1. North Carolina Government
  2. Governor of North Carolina
  3. North Carolina House of Representative
  4. North Carolina Senate
  5. Taxes in North Carolina
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