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Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures

"You goes racketing around like this, Dobby, I says, and next thing I hear you's up in front of the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures, like some common goblin."
     -- Winky (GF8)

On Level four of the Ministry of Magic lies the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures (OP7). The Department consists of three divisions: the Beast Division, the Being Division, and the Spirit Division (FB). They handle complaints about magical creatures, including goblins and ghosts, they regulate and monitor breeding of new magical creatures (GF24).

After leaving Hogwarts, Hermione Granger spent some years working in this Department, "where she was instrumental in greatly improving life for house-elves and their ilk" (BLC).

In 1750, Clause 73 was inserted in the International Code of Wizarding Secrecy, which states:

Each wizarding governing body will be responsible for the concealment, care, and control of all magical beasts, beings, and spirits dwelling within its territory's borders. Should any such creature cause harm to, or draw the notice of, the Muggle community, that nation's wizarding governing body will be subject to discipline by the International Confederation of Wizards (FB).

Because if this, the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures works very hard to hide the magical creatures living in Britain. They do this by establishing safe habitats, guarded by Muggle-Repelling Charms and other magical means. Some such areas are patrolled and guarded by wizards (e.g. dragon reservations). The Department also strictly controls the breeding and sale of magical creatures. Additionally, individual wizards are legally required to use Disillusionment Charms to conceal creatures that they own.

When a magical creature is seen by Muggles, various methods are used to cover up the incident, including:

Head: unknown

Other Personnel:

Main Offices: level four of Ministry of Magic Headquarters (OP7)

Beast Division

Newt Scamander, after 1917 (FB)

Centaur Liaison Office

No centaur has ever actually used this service. In Ministry jargon, saying that an employee has been "sent to the Centaur Office" means that person is about to be sacked (FB).

Committee for the Disposal of Dangerous Creatures

Walden Macnair
another aging wizard (PA11)

Dragon Research and Restraint Bureau

Newt Scamander (FB)

Pest Advisory Board (OP7)


Pest Sub-Division (FB)

Werewolf Capture Unit (FB)

Werewolf Registry (FB)

Ghoul Task Force (FB)

Being Division

Goblin Liason Office (GF7, HBP4)
Head: Dirk Cresswell (HBP4)
Cuthbert Mockridge (GF7)

Office of House-Elf Relocation
Newt Scamander, c. 1915 - 1917) (FB)

Werewolf Support Services (FB, Pm) (now closed down for lack of use)

Spirit Division



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