Higher authority

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An authority is situated right below the ministerial level federal or the German authorities multilevel building top, upper, middle and lower authority Land authority.

Its competence extends to the entire federal or state territory and it is directly subordinate to a supreme authority. The higher authority is often a specialized authority outsourced from the subordinate ministry.

Higher authorities generally have no subordinate authorities, but it is not uncommon for them to have one or more branch offices.

In the federal area, the higher authorities are often called the Federal Office or Federal Agency .

Higher federal authorities are for example:

Some authorities with the rank of higher federal authority are referred to as central federal authorities .

Higher state authorities in Hesse are, for example:

In Hesse state area, there are in addition to the country's top authorities ( State Office , State Office ), the country's institutions . Both are missing because of their z. Some of the orientation towards the science and information area often has a certain territorial reference; they are also responsible for the entire country.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Ulrich Battis, General Administrative Law , CF Müller 1985, p. 50, marginal no. 63.
  2. For the definition cf. Model / Creifelds, Staatsbürgertaschenbuch , 32nd edition 2007, No. 91, p. 223.