From Encyklopedia Administracji Publicznej
LOCAL ADMINISTRATION – bodies of local → government administration that operate only on a strictly defined territory. Local government administration is divided into the so-called joint and non-joint administration. The joint administration is composed of managers of joint services, inspections and guards operating under the authority of the voivode, performing the tasks and competences specified in the statutes. The non-joint administration (the so-called special administration) consists of entities subordinated to competent ministers, heads of state legal persons and heads of other state organisational units performing tasks in the scope of government administration on the territory of the voivodship. The activities of non-joint administration bodies are based on the principle of centralisation, they operate within the framework of the basic territorial division of the country or special divisions. [ E. Szulc-Wałecka ].
Literature: M. Kulesza, H. Izdebski, Administracja publiczna: zagadnienia ogólne [Public administration: general issues], Warszawa 2004 ■ Zarys prawa administracyjnego [An outline of administrative law], ed. B. Szmulik, S. Serafin, K. Maskowska, Warszawa 2007