Information updated at 20.04.2023.
Directive 2006/123/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 December 2006 on services in the internal market (Services Directive) provides for freedom of establishment and the free movement of services. At the same time, Article 5 of the Services Directive provides that EU Member States have the right to establish authorisation procedures for service providers at national, regional and local level. The Law on Free Provision of Services Article 14 provides that in Latvia authorisation procedures may be determined and implemented not only at the national (national) level, but also at the level of local authorities.
A list of the areas of services in which local governments are delegated the right to determine the procedures for issuing permits and conciliations or the right to issue permits and conciliations is provided below.
Important! Prior to the provision of the service, it is necessary to ascertain whether it is necessary to obtain a permit or a consent for the provision of the relevant services in the administrative territory of the specific local government.