The Agency administration is run by a Political Agent (PA), who is accountable to the Governor of KP, who in turn acts as an agent to the President of Pakistan. The PA coordinates the functions of the development agencies and the line departments in the agency and controls the tribesmen through a system of tribal and territorial responsibility. He is assisted by a number of officers, including Assistant Political Agents (APA). The PA operates from the agency headquarters in Parachinar.
The Political Agent is assisted by officers, including the Assistant Political Agents, Tehsildars and Naib Tehsildars. Kurram agency is divided into three sub-divisions (Upper Kurram, Lower Kurram and Central Kurram) and each sub-division is headed by an Assistant Political Agent.