The North Dakota Insurance Department is a state regulatory agency headed by the Insurance Commissioner. The Department maintains offices on the fifth floor of the State Capitol and on South 12th Street in Bismarck. About 45 full-time staff members serve the public. Thirty-four employees are devoted to insurance regulation. The other 11 employees perform the separately funded functions assigned to the Department by the Legislative Assembly. All fees and fines paid by companies or agents are deposited into the Insurance Regulatory Trust Fund, from which the money to operate the Department is appropriated by the Legislature.