Law on administrative procedures
Law on administrative procedures guarantees that public authorities arrive at fair decisions in compliance with inalienable principles anchored in constitutional, federal and state law. Such law also provides a reliable basis for making sure that the individual’s interests are sufficiently taken into account in the administrative decision. For more than 25 years, the Administrative Procedure Act has proven its effectiveness as the “Basic Law for the public administration” in Germany.
Federal and state laws on administrative procedures are largely the same, as the result of Section 137 (1) no. 2 of the Code of Administrative Court Procedure and close coordination on new provisions.
The Third Act to Amend the Law on Administrative Procedures enables legally binding electronic communications between individuals and the public administration, which is a key step towards modernizing public administration and making it more responsive to public needs.