Publication of official announcements

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On which website(s) are official announcements published?

Official announcements are published in the various official gazettes corresponding to the different levels of central, regional and local government that make up Spain’s Administration.

All gazettes have official, authentic versions published electronically, and provide database services that can be used to locate published announcements.

The websites are the following:

State: http://www.boe.es/

17 autonomous communities and 2 autonomous cities: all websites can be accessed via http://www.boe.es/legislacion/enlaces/boletines_autonomicos.php

Local authorities (provincial official gazettes): all websites can be accessed via http://www.boe.es/legislacion/enlaces/boletines_provinciales.php

Which types of announcements are published?

  • administrative acts (personnel issues, administrative decisions, decisions making public various administrative actions)
  • public tender notices
  • unsuccessful notification announcements
  • certain announcements published by the courts.

From which organisation(s) are announcements published?

All public administrations, each in its corresponding official gazette.

The courts.

Is access to the official announcements free of charge?

Yes.

What types of searches can be made?

  • free text (including names of individuals)
  • type
  • issuing organisation
  • date of issue
  • date of publication
  • official number.

As of which date were the official announcements available in electronic format?

The law permitting electronic publication of official gazettes was adopted in 2007.

Can searches be saved and notifications sent when criteria are met?

Yes, for the Spanish Official State Gazette and most of the official gazettes for the autonomous communities and cities. The function is not widely available for provincial official gazettes.

Are the official announcements freely available as open data? If so, where can the repository or technical information be found?

The open data policy depends on each official gazette, some of which have open data and xml format.

Last update: 20/06/2019

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