Local governments are entities, fundamental to the territorial organization of the state and immediate channels of neighborhood participation in public affairs, which institutionalize and autonomously manage the interests of the corresponding communities.
The provincial and district municipalities are the governing bodies that promote local development, with a legal status under public law and full capacity to fulfill their purposes.
This organic law establishes norms on the creation, origin, nature, autonomy, organization, purpose, types, competences, classification and economic regime of the municipalities. It also regulates the relationship between them and other state or private organizations, as well as the mechanisms of citizen participation and the special regimes of the municipalities.
Organic Law of Municipalities (download the PDF in the attachment section below).