Official gazette of the Republic of Latvia

Official gazette of the Republic of Latvia

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Information published in the Official gazette of the Republic of Latvia “Latvijas Vēstnesis”:

  • External regulatory enactments, as well as other legal acts;
    Binding regulations of local governments to the extent specified in the Law On Local Governments
    Information of general significance as published by the President, the Chairperson of the Saeima and the Prime Minister;
  • Official notices (entries of public registers, announcements, notifications or information of bodies governed by public law, their officials and private individuals) shall be published in the official gazette, if official publication thereof is provided for by external regulatory enactments.

“Latvijas Vēstnesis” is published electronically on the website and is available free of charge. The official publication is publicly reliable and binding. No one can plead not knowing the legal acts or official notices published in the official gazette

Official gazette is issued according to the Law On Official Publications and Legal Information and it is related to fulfilling obligations of Art.90 of The Constitution of the Republic of Latvia - “Everyone has the right to know about his or her rights.”

Printed edition and archive of publications  

  • Printed edition of the “Latvijas Vēstnesis” was issued from 25.02.1993. till 31.12.2012.
  • Official gazette in electronic format is issued from 01.07.2012.

At the website of Official gazette full archive of printed edition is available online for information. Official publication of the documents published till 01.07.2012. are available in the printed edition of “Latvijas Vēstnesis”.

Translated legislation and International treaties

English translation of the key legislation is available at the Latvian legislation website - section 'Tulkojums'.
International treaties and international agreements binding to Latvia can be found at theInternational treaties database.

Official publisher

Official gazette “Latvijas Vēstnesis” is published by the “Latvijas Vēstnesis”, State Ltd.

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