OFFICIAL GAZETTE
OF THE HELLENIC REPUBLIC
FIRST ISSUE
Issue No: 45
9th March 1999
LAW No 2690
Ratification of the Administrative Procedure Code and other provisions
THE PRESIDENT
OF THE HELLENIC REPUBLIC
We hereby issue the following law passed by Parliament:
First article
The Administrative Procedure Code is ratified, which has been drawn up in
accordance with the provisions of paragraph 6, article 76 of the Constitution, by the
Committee established by authority of the provisions of article 18 (para. 18 and 24) of Law
2503/1997, by resolution number DIDK/F.38/4/2085/15.9.1997 of the General Secretary of
the Ministry of Interior, Public Administration and Decentralisation, as amended by
resolution number DEDK/F.38/4/ 27737/16.12.1997 of the said General Secretary and reestablished by resolution number DEDK/F.38/4/23951/30.11.1998 in order to examine the
observations of the Members of Parliament expressed in the Permanent Public
Administration Committee of Parliament.
FIRST CHAPTER
GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 1
Scope of application of the Code's provisions
The provision of the present Code are applied to the State, the local administration
organisations and other legal entities of public law.
Article 2
Ex officio action of the Administration
The administrative bodies should proceed ex officio to the actions stipulated by the
applicable provisions within the specific time limits. If any: otherwise within a reasonable
period of time.
Article 3
Applications to the Administration
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An application of the interested party for the issuance of an administrative deed is
required when so stipulated by relevant provisions.
The interested party may, before the issuance of the administrative deed, waive the
application without any consequences, unless there is a special regulation to the
contrary. There can be no revocation of the application.
For the convenience of the interested parties, application forms are used, which
should be provided by the public authorities on all issues within their competence.
The forms include the conditions provided for by the legislation for the satisfaction
of the request, the applicable provisions, the supporting documents that should be
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