District office

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District office is an auxiliary unit, which shall be appointed in order to carry out the commands of the Chairman of the County and the resolutions of the Council of the County. The concept of the District includes not only the local government district, which is a local community administration, but also the basic unit of territorial division, i.e.. division of the territory of a state for the purposes of local and central administration and government. District or county is the basic unit of territorial division governed by local administration.

It carries out public tasks in his own name and on its own responsibility. The Constitution recognizes that territorial participation in the exercise of public authority. It performs the power on the basis of and within the limits of the laws meeting the needs of the local community. The County has the right and obligation to take only those public tasks that are clearly attributed by the provisions and laws.

The district carries out specific tasks set by law in terms of:

  • public education,
  • promotion and protection of health,
  • social assistance,
  • family policy,
  • help to people with disabilities,
  • transport and public roads, culture and protection of cultural heritage,
  • physical culture and tourism,
  • geodesy, cartography,
  • real estate, land-use planning and supervision of construction,
  • water management, environment and nature protection,
  • agriculture, forestry, inland fisheries,
  • public order and security of the citizen,
  • flood protection,
  • fire fighting and prevention of other extraordinary threats to life and health of people and the environment,
  • tackling unemployment and activation of the local labor market,
  • protection of the rights of the consumer,
  • maintenance of the public facilities district and administrative buildings,
  • defense, the promotion of, cooperation with non-governmental organizations.


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  • Hood, C. (1991). A public management for all seasons?. Public administration, 69(1), 3-19.