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Magical Maintenance is a division of the Ministry of Magic. Members of this Department are the custodians of the Ministry. They are responsible for maintaining the upkeep of the Ministry, including deciding what weather to display through the Ministry's enchanted windows and repairing magic gone wrong within the premises of the Ministry, such as rain inside an office.
Magical Maintenance is presumably in charge of maintaining the lifts and ensuring that the Atrium fireplaces are supplied with Floo Powder, in addition to less magical forms of maintenance such as tidying up. The personnel working in the Magical Maintenance Department wear navy blue robes.
Behind the scenes
- While Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows specifies that Magical Maintenance personnel wears navy blue robes, the film adaptation shows them wearing a thin overcoat of greyish-purple colour.
- Employees of this department seems to be the lowest ranking in the social ladder, as Dolores Umbridge was ashamed of her father Orford for being a member of this sector, mostly mopping floors within the Ministry. The pay also seems rather low, as Orford accepted a small monthly allowance from Dolores in exchange for an early retirement over staying with the paying job.
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (video game) (Mentioned only)
|Ministry of Magic Departments|
|Committee on Experimental Charms · Magical Maintenance Department · Ministry of Magic Public Information Services · Department of Magical Education · Very Important Members of Section M.I. Trx. · Wizarding Examinations Authority · Research Committee · Exploding Bonbons Disposal Unit|
|Committee on Experimental Charms Personnel|
|Balfour Blane · Gilbert Wimple|
|Magical Maintenance Department Personnel|
|Reginald Cattermole · Orford Umbridge · Lift attendant · Man|
|Research Committee Personnel|
|Phoebus Penrose (Head)|
|Wizarding Examinations Authority Personnel|
|Griselda Marchbanks · Professor Tofty · Unidentified plump little witch examiner · Unidentified examiner with a wart on his nose|