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FEDERAL LAW OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

of October 6, 2003 No. 131-FZ

About the general principles of the organization of local self-government in the Russian Federation

(as amended on 26-07-2019)

Accepted by the State Duma of the Russian Federation on September 16, 2003

Approved by Council of the Russian Federation on September 24, 2003

This Federal Law according to the Constitution of the Russian Federation establishes the general legal, territorial, organizational and economic principles of the organization of local self-government in the Russian Federation, determines the state guarantees of its implementation.

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. Local self-government

1. Local self-government constitutes one of bases of the constitutional system of the Russian Federation, is recognized, guaranteed and performed in all territory of the Russian Federation.

2. Local self-government in the Russian Federation - the form of implementation by the people of the power providing in the limits set by the Constitution of the Russian Federation, the Federal Laws, and in the cases established by the Federal Laws - the laws of subjects of the Russian Federation, independent and under the responsibility the decision the population is direct and (or) through local government bodies of questions of local value proceeding from interests of the population taking into account historical and other local traditions.

Article 2. Main terms and concepts

1. For the purposes of this Federal Law the following main terms and concepts are used:

the rural settlement - one or several rural settlements united by the general territory (settlements, villages, villages, villages, farms, kishlaks, auls and other rural settlements) in which local self-government is performed by the population directly and (or) through electoral and other local government bodies;

the residential location - the city or the settlement in which local self-government is performed by the population directly and (or) through electoral and other local government bodies;

the settlement - the residential or rural location;

the municipal district - several settlements or settlements and the mezhselenny territories united by the general territory in which borders local self-government is performed for the purpose of the solution of questions of local value of intersettlement nature by the population directly and (or) through electoral and other local government bodies which can perform the separate state powers delegated to local government bodies by the Federal Laws and the laws of subjects of the Russian Federation;

the municipal district - several settlements united by the general territory (except for the case provided by this Federal Law) which are not municipalities in which local self-government is performed by the population directly and (or) through electoral and other local government bodies which can perform the separate state powers delegated to local government bodies by the Federal Laws and the laws of subjects of the Russian Federation;

the city district - one or several settlements united by the general territory which are not municipalities in which local self-government is performed by the population directly and (or) through electoral and other local government bodies which can perform the separate state powers delegated to local government bodies by the Federal Laws and the laws of subjects of the Russian Federation at the same time of at least two thirds of the population of such municipality lives in the cities and (or) other city settlements;

the city district with intracity division - the city district in which according to the law of the subject of the Russian Federation intracity areas as intracity municipalities are formed;

the intracity area - the intracity municipality on part of the territory of the city district with intracity division in which borders local self-government is performed by the population directly and (or) through electoral and other local government bodies. Criteria for division of city districts with intracity division into intracity areas are established by the laws of the subject of the Russian Federation and the charter of the city district with intracity division;

the intracity territory (the intracity municipality) of the federal city - part of the territory of the federal city in which borders local self-government is performed by the population directly and (or) through electoral and other local government bodies;

the municipality - the residential or rural location, the municipal district, the municipal district, the city district, the city district with intracity division, the intracity district or the intracity territory of the federal city;

the mezhselenny territory - the territory of the municipal district which is beyond the borders of settlements;

questions of local value - questions of direct ensuring activity of the population of the municipality which solution according to the Constitution of the Russian Federation and this Federal Law is performed by the population and (or) local government bodies independently;

questions of local value of intersettlement nature - part of questions of local value which solution according to this Federal Law and municipal legal acts is performed by the population and (or) local government bodies of the municipal district independently;

local government bodies - the bodies chosen directly by the population and (or) formed by representative body of the municipality given own authority according to the solution of questions of local value;

the deputy - the member of representative body of the settlement, municipal district, municipal district, city district, city district with intracity division, the intracity district or the intracity territory of the federal city;

the official of local self-government - the elective or signed the contract (employment contract) person given executive authority according to the solution of questions of local value and (or) on the organization of activities of local government body;

the elected official of local self-government - the official of local self-government elected on the basis of general equal and direct suffrage in case of secret vote on municipal elections, or representative body of the municipality from the structure, or representative body of the municipality from among the candidates provided by the contest committee by results of tender, or on the descent of citizens performing powers of representative body of the municipality, and given own authority according to the solution of questions of local value;

the member of elected body of local self-government - person which is part of the local government body created on municipal elections (except for representative body of the municipality);

person replacing municipal position, - the deputy, the member of elected body of local self-government, the elected official of local self-government, the member of the electoral commission of the municipality acting on the permanent basis and being the legal entity, with the right of casting vote, working in the commission at permanent (regular) basis. Positions of the chairman of control and calculating body of the municipality, the vice-chairman of control and calculating body of the municipality, the auditor of control and calculating body of the municipality can be carried to municipal positions according to the law of the subject of the Russian Federation;

the deputy replacing position in representative body of the municipality - the chairman of representative body of the municipality, his deputy (deputies), the chairman of the permanent and temporary commission (committee) and its deputy (deputies), the deputy replacing other positions in representative body of the municipality according to the charter of the municipality;

rules of improvement of the territory of the municipality - the municipal legal act establishing on the basis of the legislation of the Russian Federation and other regulatory legal acts of the Russian Federation, and also regulatory legal acts of subjects of the Russian Federation requirements to improvement and elements of improvement of the territory of the municipality, the list of actions for improvement of the territory of the municipality, procedure and frequency of their carrying out;

the municipal legal act - the decision made directly by the municipality population concerning local value, or the decision made by local government body and (or) the official of local self-government concerning local value, concerning implementation of the separate state powers delegated to local government bodies by the Federal Laws and the laws of subjects of the Russian Federation, and also on other questions carried by the charter of the municipality according to the Federal Laws to powers of local government bodies and (or) officials of local self-government, documentary drawn up, obligatory for execution in the territory of the municipality, the establishing or changing obligatory rules or having individual nature;

the administrative center of the rural settlement, the municipal district, the municipal district, the city district - the settlement which is determined taking into account local traditions and the developed social infrastructure and in which according to the law of the subject of the Russian Federation there is representative body of the respective municipality.

2. In the laws and other regulatory legal acts of the Russian Federation the words "local" and "municipal" and words formed on their basis and phrases are applied in one value to local government bodies, and also being in municipal property of the organizations, objects, in other cases concerning implementation by the population of local self-government.

Phrases "city district" and "city district with intracity division" and words formed on their basis and phrases are applied in the laws and other regulatory legal acts of the Russian Federation in one value to municipalities, local government bodies, their powers and the rights if other is not provided by these laws and other regulatory legal acts.

Article 3. Rights of citizens of the Russian Federation to implementation of local self-government

1. Citizens of the Russian Federation (further also - citizens) perform local self-government by means of participation in local referenda, municipal elections, by means of other forms of direct declaration of will, and also through electoral and other local government bodies.

Foreign citizens, constantly or mainly living in the territory of the municipality, have when implementing local self-government rights according to international treaties of the Russian Federation and the Federal Laws.

2. Citizens have the equal rights to implementation of local self-government irrespective of floor, races, nationalities, language, origin, property and official capacity, the relation to religion, beliefs, belonging to public associations.

3. Established by the Constitution of the Russian Federation and this Federal Law of the right of citizens to implementation of local self-government can be limited to the Federal Law only in that measure in what it is necessary for the purpose of protection of bases of the constitutional system, morality, health, the rights and legitimate interests of other persons, ensuring defense of the country and safety of the state.

4. Federal bodies of the government, public authorities of subjects of the Russian Federation provide the state guarantees of the rights of the population for implementation of local self-government.

Article 4. Legal basis of local self-government

1. The legal basis of local self-government the conventional principles and rules of international law, the international agreements of the Russian Federation, the Constitution of the Russian Federation, the Federal constitutional Laws, this Federal Law, other Federal Laws published according to them other regulatory legal acts of the Russian Federation (decrees and orders of the President of the Russian Federation, the resolution and the order of the Government of the Russian Federation, other regulatory legal acts of federal executive bodies), constitutions (charters), the laws and other regulatory legal acts of subjects of the Russian Federation, charters of municipalities make decisions made on local referenda and descents of citizens and other municipal legal acts.

2. Change of the general principles of the organization of local self-government established by this Federal Law is allowed precisely by introduction of amendments and amendments to this Federal Law.

Article 5. Powers of federal bodies of the government in the field of local self-government

1. In the field of local self-government treat powers of federal bodies of the government:

determination of the general principles of the organization of local self-government in the Russian Federation established by this Federal Law;

legal regulation on areas of jurisdiction of the Russian Federation and within powers of the Russian Federation in objects of joint maintaining the Russian Federation and subjects of the Russian Federation of the rights, obligations and responsibility of federal bodies of the government and their officials, public authorities of subjects of the Russian Federation and their officials in the field of local self-government;

legal regulation of the rights, obligations and responsibility of citizens, local government bodies and officials of local self-government according to the solution of questions of local value;

legal regulation of the rights, obligations and responsibility of local government bodies and officials of local self-government when implementing separate state powers which local government bodies are allocated with the Federal Laws according to the procedure, established by this Federal Law.

2. Implementation of executive and control powers by federal bodies of the government concerning municipalities and local government bodies is allowed only in the cases and procedure established by the Constitution of the Russian Federation, the Federal constitutional Laws, this Federal Law and other Federal Laws.

3. In case of contradiction of the Federal Laws and (or) other regulatory legal acts of the Russian Federation regulating questions of local self-government, the Constitution of the Russian Federation, to this Federal Law the Constitution of the Russian Federation and this Federal Law are applied.

Article 6. Powers of public authorities of subjects of the Russian Federation in the field of local self-government

1. In the field of local self-government treat powers of public authorities of subjects of the Russian Federation:

legal regulation of questions of the organization of local self-government in subjects of the Russian Federation in the cases and procedure established by this Federal Law;

legal regulation of the rights, obligations and responsibility of public authorities of subjects of the Russian Federation and their officials in the field of local self-government in the cases and procedure established by the Federal Laws;

legal regulation of the rights, obligations and responsibility of local government bodies and officials of local self-government on areas of jurisdiction of subjects of the Russian Federation, and also within powers of public authorities of subjects of the Russian Federation in objects of joint maintaining the Russian Federation and subjects of the Russian Federation;

legal regulation of the rights, obligations and responsibility of local government bodies and officials of local self-government when implementing separate state powers which local government bodies are allocated with the laws of subjects of the Russian Federation according to the procedure, established by this Federal Law.

2. Implementation of executive and control powers by public authorities of subjects of the Russian Federation concerning municipalities and local government bodies is allowed only in the cases and procedure established by the Constitution of the Russian Federation, the Federal constitutional Laws, this Federal Law, other Federal Laws and the laws of subjects of the Russian Federation adopted according to them.

3. In case of the contradiction of the constitution (charter), the law, other regulatory legal act of the subject of the Russian Federation regulating questions of the organization of local self-government and establishing the rights, obligations and responsibility of local government bodies and officials of local self-government, the Constitution of the Russian Federation, to the Federal constitutional Laws, to this Federal Law and other Federal Laws the Constitution of the Russian Federation, the Federal constitutional Laws, this Federal Law and other Federal Laws are applied.

Article 7. Municipal legal acts

1. Concerning local value the population of municipalities directly and (or) local government bodies and officials of local self-government adopts municipal legal acts.

2. Concerning implementation of the separate state powers delegated to local government bodies by the Federal Laws and the laws of subjects of the Russian Federation municipal legal acts on the basis and in pursuance of the provisions established by the relevant Federal Laws and (or) the laws of subjects of the Russian Federation can be adopted.

3. The municipal legal acts adopted by local government bodies are subject to obligatory execution in all territory of the municipality.

Citizens, heads of the organizations, officials of public authorities and officials of local government bodies bear responsibility according to the Federal Laws and the laws of subjects of the Russian Federation for non-execution of municipal legal acts.

4. Municipal legal acts shall not contradict the Constitution of the Russian Federation, the Federal constitutional Laws, this Federal Law, other Federal Laws and other regulatory legal acts of the Russian Federation, and also constitutions (charters), the laws, other regulatory legal acts of subjects of the Russian Federation.

5. If the local government body believes that the Federal Law or other regulatory legal act of the Russian Federation either the law or other regulatory legal act of the subject of the Russian Federation concerning the organization of local self-government and (or) establishment of the rights, obligations and responsibility of local government bodies and officials of local self-government does not correspond to the Constitution of the Russian Federation, the Federal constitutional Laws, the Federal Laws, contracts on differentiation of areas of jurisdiction and powers between public authorities of the Russian Federation and public authorities of the subject of the Russian Federation, question of compliance of the Federal Law or other regulatory legal act of the Russian Federation or the law or other regulatory legal act of the subject of the Russian Federation concerning the organization of local self-government and (or) establishment of the rights, obligations and responsibility of local government bodies and officials of local self-government of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, it is allowed to the Federal constitutional Laws, the Federal Laws, contracts on differentiation of areas of jurisdiction and powers between public authorities of the Russian Federation and public authorities of the subject of the Russian Federation by the relevant court. Before entry into force of the judgment about recognition of the Federal Law or other regulatory legal act of the Russian Federation or the law or other regulatory legal act of the subject of the Russian Federation or their separate provisions not corresponding to the Constitution of the Russian Federation, the Federal constitutional Laws, the Federal Laws, contracts on differentiation of areas of jurisdiction and powers between public authorities of the Russian Federation and public authorities of the subject of the Russian Federation adoption of the municipal legal acts contradicting relevant provisions of the Federal Law or other regulatory legal act of the Russian Federation or the law or other regulatory legal act of the subject of the Russian Federation is not allowed.

6. Municipal regulatory legal acts of the city districts (city districts with intracity division) which are the administrative centers of subjects of the Russian Federation, and also other city districts, municipal districts and municipal districts included in the corresponding list by the law of the subject of the Russian Federation according to provisions of part 7 of this Article the raising questions of implementation of business and investing activities for the purpose of identification of the provisions which are unreasonably complicating implementation of business and investing activities are subject to the expertize which is carried out by local government bodies of the city districts (city districts with intracity division) which are the administrative centers of subjects of the Russian Federation, and also other city districts and municipal districts included in the corresponding list by the law of the subject of the Russian Federation according to provisions of part 7 of this Article, according to the procedure established by municipal regulatory legal acts according to the law of the subject of the Russian Federation.

The municipal regulatory legal acts of other municipalities raising the questions of implementation of business and investing activities for the purpose of identification of the provisions which are unreasonably complicating implementation of business and investing activities can be subject to the expertize which is carried out by local government bodies of the respective municipalities according to the procedure, established by municipal regulatory legal acts according to the law of the subject of the Russian Federation.

7. The law of the subject of the Russian Federation establishes the list of municipal districts, municipal and city districts in which conducting examination of the municipal regulatory legal acts raising the questions of implementation of business and investing activities is obligatory. At the same time the law of the subject of the Russian Federation determines the criteria of inclusion of the municipal districts and city districts in the specified list reflecting objective features of implementation of local self-government in this subject of the Russian Federation, including degree of concentration assigned to such municipalities of the state powers.

Article 8. Intermunicipal cooperation

1. For the purpose of the organization of interaction of local government bodies, expression and protection of common interests of municipalities in each subject of the Russian Federation council of municipalities of the subject of the Russian Federation is formed.

2. For the purpose of the organization of interaction of municipalities, councils of municipalities of subjects of the Russian Federation, expression and protection of common interests of municipalities of the Russian Federation, including for the purpose of representation of the specified interests in federal bodies of the government and the organization of cooperation of municipalities of the Russian Federation with the international organizations and foreign legal entities, councils of municipalities of subjects of the Russian Federation can form single all-Russian consolidation of municipalities.

3. Taking into account features of territorial and organizational basis of municipalities on voluntary basis other associations of municipalities can be formed. The organization and activities of the specified associations are performed according to requirements of the Federal Law of January 12, 1996 No. 7-FZ "About non-profit organizations", applied to associations.

4. For the purpose of consolidation of financial resources, material and other resources for the solution of questions of local value intermunicipal associations can be formed, economic societies and other intermunicipal organizations according to the Federal Laws and regulatory legal acts of representative bodies of municipalities are founded. In the same purposes local government bodies can sign contracts and agreements. The specified intermunicipal associations cannot be given authority of local government bodies.

Article 9. Official symbols of municipalities

1. Municipalities according to the federal legislation and heraldic rules have the right to establish the official symbols reflecting historical, cultural, national and other local traditions and features.

2. Official symbols of municipalities are subject to state registration according to the procedure, established by the federal legislation.

3. Official symbols of municipalities and procedure for official use of the specified symbols are established by charters of municipalities and (or) regulatory legal acts of representative bodies of municipalities.

Article 9.1. Names of municipalities

1. The name of the municipality shall contain specifying on its status and subject of the Russian Federation in which this municipality is located.

2. If in the city district the administrative center of the subject of the Russian Federation is located, specifying on the name of this subject of the Russian Federation can not be given in the name of this municipality.

3. The name of the residential location, rural settlement, and also intracity area in addition to the elements specified regarding 1 this Article shall join respectively specifying on the name of the municipal district which part this settlement, or specifying on the name of the city district with intracity division in which this intracity area is formed is.

4. Other elements of the name of the municipality can be determined by the charter of the municipality taking into account historical and other local traditions, and also availability of honorary titles of the USSR and the Russian Federation.

5. By the charter of the municipality use can be provided in official symbols of the municipality, names of local government bodies, elected and other officials of local self-government, and also in other cases of the reduced form of the name of the municipality on an equal basis with the name of this municipality, certain charter of the municipality according to parts 1 - 4 these Articles.

6. The name of the municipality is subject to inclusion in the state register of municipalities of the Russian Federation according to the procedure, determined by the Government of the Russian Federation.

Chapter 2. Principles of the territorial organization of local self-government

Article 10. Territories of municipalities

1. Local self-government is performed in all territory of the Russian Federation in residential, rural locations, municipal districts, municipal and city districts and in the intracity territories of the federal cities.

In city districts according to the laws of the subject of the Russian Federation local self-government can be performed also in the territories of intracity areas.

1.1. Investment of municipalities with the status of the residential, rural location, municipal district, municipal district, city district, city district with intracity division, the intracity district, the intracity territory of the federal cities is performed by the laws of subjects of the Russian Federation.

2. Borders of the territories of municipalities are established and change the laws of subjects of the Russian Federation according to the requirements provided by Articles 11 - the 13th this Federal Law.

3. In case of change of borders between subjects of the Russian Federation requirements of articles 12 and 13 of this Federal Law are not applied. In this case the change of borders of municipalities, transformation of municipalities, their abolition connected with change of borders between subjects of the Russian Federation are performed according to the procedure, established by the laws of subjects of the Russian Federation.

Article 11. Borders of municipalities

1. Borders of municipalities are established and change according to the following requirements:

1) the territory of the subject of the Russian Federation is differentiated between settlements, municipal and city districts. The territories with low density of rural population, except for the territories specified in Item 3 of this part can not be included the territories of settlements;

2) the territories of all settlements, and also the mezhselenny territories arising in the territories with low density of rural population and (or) in the territories of the abolished settlements are part of municipal districts;

3) the territory of the settlement is constituted by the lands public which historically developed the earth of settlements, adjoining to them, the territories of traditional environmental management of the population of the respective settlement, the earth of recreational appointment, the earth for development of the settlement;

3. 1) the territory of the city district is constituted the earth of settlements, by the lands public adjoining to them, the earth of recreational appointment, the earth for development of the city district;

3. 2) the territory of the municipal district is constituted the earth of settlements, by the lands public adjoining to them, the territories of traditional environmental management of the population of the respective municipal district, and also the earth of recreational appointment;

3. 3) one or several cities are part of the territory of the city district and (or) other city settlements which are not municipalities in which at least two thirds of the population of the city district live at the same time part of the territory of the city district also the territories of the rural settlements which are not municipalities and the territories intended for development of social, transport and other infrastructure of the city district which size cannot exceed the area of the territories of the cities and (or) other city settlements which are part of the city district in two and more times can be. In the territory of the city district density of population shall exceed in five and more times average density of population in the Russian Federation;

3. 4) several settlements united by the general territory are part of the territory of the municipal district. The specified requirement according to the laws of subjects of the Russian Federation can not be applied in the territories with low density of rural population, and also in the remote and remote areas;

4) lands irrespective of patterns of ownership and purpose are part of the territory of the settlement;

5) one city or one settlement, and also according to the master plan of the residential location of the territory, intended for development of its social, transport and other infrastructure can be part of the territory of the residential location (including the territories of the settlements and rural settlements which are not municipalities);

6) one rural settlement or the settlement with population more than 1000 people (for the territory with dense population - more than 3000 people) and (or) integrated the general territory several rural settlements with population less than 1000 people everyone can be part of the territory of the rural settlement, as a rule, (for the territory with high density of rural population - less than 3000 people everyone);

6. 1) the laws of subjects of the Russian Federation establishing and changing borders of settlements, municipal districts, city districts shall contain list of the settlements which are part of the territories of these settlements, city districts;

7) the rural settlement with population less than 1000 people, as a rule, are part of the rural settlement;

8) according to the laws of the subject of the Russian Federation the status of the rural settlement taking into account density of rural population of the subject of the Russian Federation and availability of the territory of the settlement the rural settlement with population less than 1000 people can be allocated;

9) ceased to be valid

10) the city or the settlement located in the territory of the city district having general border with such municipal district or the municipal district can be considered as the administrative center of the municipal district or the municipal district;

11) borders of the rural settlement which part two and more settlements are are, as a rule, established taking into account pedestrian availability to its administrative center and back during the working day for inhabitants of all settlements which are its part, and borders of the municipal district, the city district, the municipal district - taking into account transport availability to their administrative centers and back during the working day for inhabitants of all settlements (settlements) which are their part. The specified requirements according to the laws of subjects of the Russian Federation can not be applied in the territories with low density of rural population, and also in the remote and remote areas;

12) the territory of the settlement shall be part of the territory of the settlement, municipal district, city district completely;

13) the territory of the municipality cannot be part of the territory of other municipality, except as specified entries of settlements and intracity areas into structure according to municipal districts and city districts with intracity division;

14) the territories of the municipal district, the city district are not part of the territory of the municipal district;

15) borders of the municipal district are established taking into account need of creation of conditions for the solution of questions of local value of intersettlement nature by local government bodies of the municipal district, and also for implementation in all territory of the municipal district of the separate state powers delegated to the specified bodies by the Federal Laws and the laws of subjects of the Russian Federation;

15. 1) borders of the city district are established taking into account need of creation of conditions for development of its social, transport and other infrastructure, providing the city district of unity of municipal economy with local government bodies, and also for implementation in all territory of the city district of the separate state powers delegated to the specified bodies by the Federal Laws and the laws of subjects of the Russian Federation;

16) the territories of the settlement, the intracity area shall be completely part according to the territories of the municipal district, city district with intracity division.

1.1. The separation of settlements attracting discrepancy of borders and (or) the status of the municipalities existing on the date of such separation, to provisions of this Article shall be performed along with change of borders and (or) transformation of such municipalities according to provisions of part of 1 this Article.

2. Investment of the residential location with the status of the city district is performed by the law of the subject of the Russian Federation in the presence of the developed social, transport and other infrastructure necessary for the independent decision local government bodies of the residential location of stipulated in Clause this Federal Law of questions of local value of the city district and implementation of the separate state powers delegated to the specified bodies by the Federal Laws and the laws of subjects of the Russian Federation of the 16th, and also in the presence of the developed social, transport and other infrastructure necessary for the independent decision local government bodies adjoining (adjoining) the municipal district (municipal districts) stipulated in Clause the 15th this Federal Law of questions of local value of the municipal district and implementation of separate state powers by them, reflected to the specified bodies by the Federal Laws and the laws of subjects of the Russian Federation.

In case of investment of the residential location with the status of the city district the prospects of development of the residential location confirmed with the master plan of this residential location are considered.

3. The territories of subjects of the Russian Federation, certain municipal districts in subjects of the Russian Federation, density of rural population in which more than three times lower than the average density of rural population in the Russian Federation, belong to the territories with low density of rural population. The list of subjects of the Russian Federation, certain municipal districts affirms as subjects of the Russian Federation which territories belong to the territories with low density of rural population the Government of the Russian Federation, including on representation of public authorities of subjects of the Russian Federation, and can change not more often than once in five years.

4. The territories of subjects of the Russian Federation, certain municipal districts in subjects of the Russian Federation, density of rural population in which more than three times higher than the average density of rural population in the Russian Federation, belong to the territories with high density of rural population. The list of subjects of the Russian Federation, certain municipal districts affirms as subjects of the Russian Federation which territories belong to the territories with high density of rural population the Government of the Russian Federation, including on representation of public authorities of subjects of the Russian Federation, and can change not more often than once in five years.

5. The terms established by parts 3 and 4 of this Article are not applied in case of reference of the territory of the new subject of the Russian Federation formed as a part of the Russian Federation, certain municipal districts in such subject of the Russian Federation to the territories with low density of rural population or to the territories with high density of rural population.

Article 12. Change of borders of the municipality

1. Change of borders of the municipality is performed by the law of the subject of the Russian Federation at the initiative of the population, local government bodies, public authorities of the subject of the Russian Federation, federal bodies of the government according to this Federal Law. The population initiative about change of borders of the municipality is implemented according to the procedure, established by the Federal Law and the law of the subject of the Russian Federation adopted according to it for promotion of initiative of holding local referendum. The initiative of local government bodies, public authorities about change of borders of the municipality is drawn up by decisions of relevant organs of local self-government, public authorities. The law of the subject of the Russian Federation on change of borders of the municipality shall not become effective during the election campaign at elections of local government body of this municipality, during campaign of local referendum.

2. The change of borders of municipal districts attracting reference of the territories of the certain settlements and (or) settlements which are their part to the territories of other municipal districts is performed with the consent of the population of these settlements and (or) settlements expressed by the vote provided by part 3 of article 24 of this Federal Law or on descents of the citizens who are carried out    according to the procedure,    the stipulated in Article 25.1 presents of the Federal Law taking into account opinion of representative bodies of the respective municipal districts.

2.1. Change of borders of municipal districts and the settlements which are their part, the attracting reference of the territories of the certain specified settlements of settlements and rural settlements which are part to the territories of municipal districts, city districts, is performed with the consent of the population of settlements, municipal districts and city districts expressed by representative bodies of the respective settlements, municipal districts and city districts and also taking into account opinion of the population of municipal districts expressed by representative bodies of the respective municipal districts.

2.2. The change of borders of municipal and city districts attracting reference of the territories of the settlements which are part of municipal and city districts to the territories of settlements of the respective municipal districts is performed with the consent of the population of settlements, municipal and city districts expressed by representative bodies of the respective settlements, municipal and city districts and also taking into account opinion of the population of municipal districts expressed by representative bodies of the respective municipal districts.

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