Service Directive (Directive 2006/123/EC) 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 authorization procedures for service providers at a national, regional, and local level. Article 14 of Law on Free Provision of Services provides that in Latvia, authorization procedures may be determined and implemented not only at the 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! Before the provision of the service, it is necessary to ascertain whether it is necessary to obtain a permit or consent for the provision of the relevant services in the administrative territory of the specific local government.