Likumi.lv is a legislation website ensuring free access to systematized (consolidated) legislation of the Republic of Latvia.
Likumi.lv was created in 2001, so that everyone could exercise his or her rights stipulated in Section 90 of the Constitution of the Republic of Latvia: "Everyone has the right to know about his or her rights." The most recent information about changes in the legislation is available on the website maintained and developed by the official publisher Latvijas Vēstnesis.
Its operation is regulated by the Law on Official Publications and Legal Information.
The legislation is systemised according to the Cabinet Regulation No 101 of 18 February 2014 "Regulations of the Cabinet of Ministers on systematization of international treaties and legislation".
The most recent legislation is published on the website on the day of its proclamation in the official gazette Latvijas Vestnesis.
The legislation is supplemented with the most recent amendments and is available in its in force wording. In addition, access to the “historic” and “future” wordings is provided on the website.
The validity status is indicated for the laws and regulations.
Related documents, incl., links to translations in English are indicated for the laws and regulations.
The laws and regulations are provided with a list of contents.
The website offers wide legislation search options (advanced search, fast search, lists of legislation by type (chronological and alphabetical), topic and number of views.
Authorised users are offered additional options (make their lists of legislation, add notes to the legislation, receive notifications about changes of particular laws and regulations (a new amendment published, status changed).
A translation in English has been added to a number of legal acts. The translations are provided by the State Language Center.
Systematization of international treaties is done by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia.
The entire contents of Likumi.lv are of informative character and - in the case of differences - the official publication shall prevail.
The official publisher Latvijas Vestnesis does not receive any budget funding for maintenance of Likumi.lv. It is maintained from the earnings of Latvijas Vestnesis (the costs are covered from the charge for the official publication paid by the information submitter, unless otherwise provided by a law or Cabinet Regulations).