Community Government

Here's a directory of government agencies serving Brunswick, at the local, county and state level.

Town of Brunswick and Local Government

Town of Brunswick provides local government services.

Brunswick Police Department preserves the peace, enforces laws, and protects rights and property in Brunswick.

Brunswick Fire Department provides fire suppression and emergency medical services from two stations in Brunswick.

Brunswick Public Works Department maintains roads, sidewalks, and storm water drains, and manages snow plowing, the Graham Road landfill, and curbside collection of residential trash and recycling.

Brunswick Parks and Recreation department maintains and manages 42 parks, facilities and public spaces in Brunswick, and administers approximately 100 programs and events annually.

The Human Services department of the Town of Brunswick handles applications for General Assistance for those who cannot pay for their basic necessities.

The Brunswick-Topsham Water District provides water for drinking and fire protection in Brunswick and Topsham.

The Brunswick Sewer District is a quasi-municipal corporation for the collection and treatment of wastewater in Brunswick.

County of Cumberland

Cumberland County government provides regional coordination and services for people living in Cumberland County, Maine.

The District Attorney prosecutes all criminal cases (except murders, which are handled by the Attorney General) which occur within Cumberland County, Maine.

Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department preserves the peace, enforces the law, and protects rights and property in Cumberland County.

State of Maine

Governor Janet T. Mills leads the executive branch of Maine’s state government.

The Maine Legislature authorizes the expenditure of public funds and makes the laws in Maine.

Maine’s state courts resolve civil and criminal complaints and disputes.

The State of Maine is one of the fifty state governments of the United States of America.

My Maine Connection is an online connection to Food Supplement, Health Care, Cash Assistance or to apply for Maine's Child Care Subsidy.

The Maine Department of Administrative and Financial Services works to provide quality services to Maine citizens and continues to establish processes that will ensure accountability in the State's financial performance that will warrant the highest level of public confidence.

The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry balances for and develops the state's various land-based, natural-resources including Maine agriculture, forests, outdoor recreation and public-access.

The Maine Department of Corrections is responsible for the direction and general administrative supervision, guidance and planning of both adult and juvenile correctional facilities and programs within Maine.

The Maine Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management coordinates and improves the discharge of the State Government's responsibility relating to military, veterans and emergency preparedness.

The Maine Department of Economic & Community Development works with statewide and local partners, private industry and small businesses to enhance and sustain economic prosperity in Maine.

The Maine Department of Education administers both state education subsidy and state and federal grant programs; coordinates the authoring of the rules for Maine State education statutes passed by the Maine State Legislature; provides professional development, information, supports and resources, as well as a system for educator credentialing; and leads many collaborative opportunities and partnerships in support of local schools and districts.

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection is responsible for protecting and restoring Maine's natural resources and enforcing the state's environmental laws.

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services provides health care and social services to approximately a third of the state's population, including children, families, the elderly, and individuals with disabilities, mental illness and substance use disorders. The Department also promotes public health through the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, operates two state psychiatric hospitals, and provides oversight to health care providers through the licensing division.

The Maine Department of Labor serves Maine workers and businesses.

The State of Maine Professional & Financial Regulation regulates State-chartered financial institutions, the insurance industry, grantors of consumer credit, the securities industry, and numerous professions and occupations providing services to the public.

The Maine Department of Public Safety oversees the State of Maine's public safety bureaus to ensure efficient delivery of services.

The Maine Department of Transportation is responsible for protecting and restoring Maine's natural resources and enforcing the state's environmental laws.

The Department of the Secretary of State is responsible for preserving historic documents, conducting state elections, and testing motor vehicle operators.

The Maine Attorney General represents the State and its agencies in civil actions; prosecutes claims to recover money for the State; investigates and prosecutes homicides and other crimes; consults with and advises the district attorneys; enforces proper application of funds given to public charities in the State; and gives written opinions upon questions of law submitted by the Governor, Legislature, or state agencies.

The Maine State Auditor provides independent assurance that Maine government is accountable to the people.