Communes

Article 107 Local Authorities
(1) Communes form autonomous authorities, on a territorial basis, possessing legal personality and administrating their patrimony and own interests.

(2) In each commune there is a communal council directly elected by the inhabitants; the conditions to be elector or eligible will be fixed by law.

(3) The council draws up a yearly budget and closes the accounts. It issues communal regulations, except in case of emergency. It may impose taxes, with the Grand Duke's approval. The Grand Duke may dissolve the council.

(4) The commune is administered under the authority of the corporate body of the major and the aldermen who must be chosen among the communal councilors. The conditions of nationality to be fulfilled by the members of the corporate body of major and aldermen will be determined in a law passed under the provisions of Article 114 (5).

(5) Supervision of the communal administration is ruled by law. Certain decisions of communal authorities have to be authorized by the supervision authority or may be cancelled or suspended should they be illegal or contrary to the public interests, without prejudice to the powers of the law courts or administrative tribunals.

Article 108 Registration Authority
The preparation of birth, marriage, and death certificates and the keeping of the registers shall lie exclusively within the competence of the communal authorities.