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Municipal law

Is the Chief Municipal Officer authorised to make decisions in this case? Can members of the public demand access to the committee’s report? Is the case officer impartial? Knowledge of the municipal rules is necessary to ensure the municipality does not act illegally or make unlawful decisions.

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Among other things, municipal law regulates the organisation of political leadership and the administration, conditions of delegation and authorisations, meeting and adoption rules, impartiality, legal compliance, state supervision, access to information, and much more for employees and political representatives in Norwegian municipalities.

Harris can assist both private organisations and municipalities who need help on clarifying the correct approach to take when making decisions and undertaking other work pertaining to the municipality.

Several of our attorneys work primarily with the public sector and have thus gained extensive understanding of the legislation, as well as of the organisation and practices of the various municipalities.