The Collectorate play a pivotal role in the District administration. Collector in the Cadre of I.A.S heads the District. He acts as the District Magistrate for maintaining Law and Order in his jurisdiction. He deals mainly with planning and development, law and order, general elections, arms licensing etc.

This district is divided into three tehsils, Aurai, Bhadohi and Gyanpur, and six blocks Bhadohi, Suriyawan, Gyanpur, Deegh, Abholi and Aurai.