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On October 15, 1999 No. 709-IG

About approval of the model charter of municipality

(as amended on 22-05-2012)

Millie decides Majlis of the Azerbaijan Republic:

1. Approve "The model charter of municipality" it (is applied).

2. This Law becomes effective from the date of publication.



Azerbaijan Republic Heydar ALIYEV

Approved by the Law of the Azerbaijan Republic of October 15, 1999, No. 709-IG

Model charter of municipality

I. Name of municipality

The municipality hereinafter is referred to as according to the name of the territory in which takes place.

II. Status and social guarantees of members of municipality

The address of municipal body is the city, the urban area, the settlement, the village, the street and number of the respective building where it is placed.

III. Borders of municipality

Borders of municipality are determined by territory borders where it is placed.

IV. Organization of activities of municipality

Meeting of municipality

1. Meeting of municipality is general meeting of members of municipality.

2. At meetings of municipality the following issues are resolved:

recognition of powers of members of municipality, in the cases established by the Law loss and the termination of their powers;

approval of regulations of municipality;

election of the chairman of municipality and its deputies, permanent and other commissions;

decision making about decrease in rates of the local taxes and establishment of local payments;

approval of reports on the draft of the local budget for the next fiscal year and its execution;

ownership, use and order of municipal property;

acceptance and execution of local programs of social protection and social development;

acceptance and execution of local economic programs;

acceptance and execution of local ecological programs.

3. Members of municipality are elected based on the Electoral code of the Azerbaijan Republic.

Permanent and other commissions of municipality

1. Permanent and other commissions of municipality consist of members of municipality.

2. Treat fundamental obligations of permanent and other commissions of municipality:

preparation and removal at meeting of municipality or according to the decision of municipality for discussion of local population of programs of local value on social protection and social development, ecology, economic development, local servicing;

discussion of questions of local value, preparation of programs, references, drafts of decisions and other materials for discussion at meetings of municipality;

preparation of offers for municipality and its executive office;

rendering assistance in the organization and check of accomplishment of orders of voters.

3. Permanent and other commissions of municipality are formed at meetings of municipality.

Executive body of municipality

1. Executive body of municipality is its executive office.

2. The executive office of municipality can consist of managements, departments and other structural divisions created for implementation of programs of servicing of local population, economy, ecology, social protection and social development.

3. Heads of the executive structures created for implementation of the program of servicing of the population, economic and social programs are appointed to position based on the decision of municipality, other workers - directly by the chairman of municipality.

4. The structure of executive office of municipality affirms the decision of meeting of municipality depending on the tasks facing it and financial position.

5. Treat powers of executive office of municipality:

preparation of the budget statement, the plans, programs and other projects represented to municipality for discussion and approval;

accomplishment of the decisions made by municipality;

accomplishment of the decisions made by the chairman of municipality;

the organization of implementation of the powers of municipality established by the law;

management of the municipal property and other property transferred to use of municipality;

according to the legislation performs others, the powers assigned to it.

Meeting of citizens

In the cases established by the law for the purpose of expression of the relations in municipalities to questions of local value, promotion of offers, statements of collective opinion, decision making citizens can hold the meetings in these municipal territories.

The citizens living in this municipal territory who reached 18-year age can participate in meetings of citizens.

At meetings of citizens the charter of municipality and other decisions are accepted, change and cancelled.

Meetings of citizens are authorized if at least 25 percent of the citizens who are living in the municipal territory and having the voting right took part in them.

6. The executive office of municipality deals with organizational, information, clerical matters, questions of material technical supply of municipality, and also permanent and other commissions of municipality, carries out orders of the chairman of municipality, provides execution of decisions of municipality. Heads of structural divisions of executive office of municipality report in the done work to the chairman of municipality and municipality, provide information on the questions which are within their competence at meetings of permanent and other commissions.

V. Term of office of the chairman of municipality and vice-chairman

During the term of office of municipality the chairman of municipality and the vice-chairman can be elected for the term established by the decision of municipality.

VI. Acceptance and entry into force of municipal acts

The decisions considered at meetings of municipality connected with the local taxes and payments are accepted by two thirds of voices of members of municipality, and other decisions - by a simple majority vote members of municipality.

The acts of municipality which became effective according to the procedure, provided by the relevant law, appear to the population and are placed on special boards before the municipality building.

VII. Bases and types of responsibility of municipalities, municipal authorities and their officials

Municipalities, municipal authorities and their officials bear for the activities, the made decisions and illegal actions (failure to act) responsibility according to the procedure, established by the legislation of the Azerbaijan Republic.

VIII. Status and social guarantees of members of municipality and elected officials of municipal authorities

Term of office of the member of municipality - five years.

Powers of the member of municipality begin in day of its election and come to the end in day of the beginning of work of new structure of municipality.

Members of municipality can perform the powers on permanent basis.


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