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  • Welcome to Seoul Legal Administrative Service
  • Integrated Search Method for Local Self-Government Laws
  • - The City of Seoul searches for the promulgated local self-government laws.
    - Click the integrated search button in the above menu.
    - Local Self-Government Laws are divided into current, historical, and abolished local self-government laws.
    • The current local self-government laws refer to local self-government laws that currently have a legal effect.
    • The historical local self-government laws refer to past local self-government laws that were promulgated before the currently applicable local self-government laws.
    • The abolished local self-government laws refer to the local self-government laws that had legal effect in the past but are not currently applicable.
    • Please select the classification of local self-government laws you want to search.
    • The search by areas is divided into the title of the local self-government laws, the content of the provisions, the attached tables, and the forms.
    • Searching by the title of local self-government laws means searching the promulgation titles of ordinances or rules or the titles of local self-government laws.
    • Searching the content of the provisions means searching the content of the text or the content of the provisions comprising the local self-government laws.
    • Searching the attached tables or the forms means searching the various tables and content of forms relating to the local self-government laws.
    • Please select the search by area you wish to use.
    • For search words, please enter words that appear in the material you are searching for.
    • The search only identifies content based on key words and does not support natural language searches. (The search does not differentiate spacing words or big or small letters.)
    • If you want to search only local self-government laws promulgated on a particular date, please select the date of promulgation.
    • The ABC Search is used when searching for local self-government laws whose titles start with a relevant first letter of A, B, C, etc.
    • If you have entered all the required information, please click the search button.
    • If you click the search button, the search results for the relevant information will be displayed. If you click on the title of a local self-government law, you will move to a screen where you can read its contents. You can read local self-government laws without necessarily becoming a member.
  • Search by Field of Local Self-Government Law
    • If you want to search by a field of local self-government laws, you should click the field of local self-government laws on the left of the search menu.
    • When you click on the relevant menu, the detailed fields of the local self-government laws will be displayed at the bottom. If you click on the required field title for your search, the results for the relevant field will be displayed on the right side.
  • Search Methods for Current Laws
    • The local self-government laws of Seoul City are based on the current superior laws (the laws of the Republic of Korea).
    • If you wish to read the current laws in English, you should move to the “English Laws of the Republic of Korea” site in order to conduct a law search.
    • If you want to read about the current laws on the linked site, you will have to become a member of the services for English Laws of the Republic of Korea and log in to the site.
  • Obtaining Local Self-Government Laws
    • Local self-government laws obtained through a search or various menus show the titles of the local self-government laws, the history of amendments, and the content (provisions) of the local self-government laws.
    • The English local self-government laws are provided by the English Legal Administration Services of Seoul City in the form of machine-translated local self-government laws and professionally translated local self-government laws.
    • In the case of professionally translated local self-government laws (meaning that legal professionals have translated the Korean local self-government laws into English), the American flag appear to the left of the history of amendments on the upper end. In case of machine-translated local self-government laws (meaning that computers have translated the Korean local self-government laws into English), a phrase indicating that it has a machine-translated history appears on the upper end.
    • In the case of machine-translated local self-government laws, since it provides the information search of local self-government laws and prompt amendment information, the translation may be somewhat poor.
    • Also, since the translated local self-government laws do not have legal effect, please simply use them for reference purposes only.
    • Local self-government laws consist of the provisions, the supplementary provisions, the schedules, and the forms and provide a shortcut function for the contents on the contents in the left. Therefore, through this function, you may easily move to a reading screen for the relevant content.
    • Within the text of the local self-government laws, the current laws or local self-government laws that you are referring to will be automatically linked.
    • If you want to read about past information (history) of the local self-government laws you are reading, click on the history tab on the left and then the historical file of interest, you may read the local self-government laws of the particular history.
    • If you want to save file the local self-government law you are reading as a PDF, please click on the text save button on the upper end.
    • If you want to print a local self-government law, please click on the print button on the upper end.
    • If you want to read the original Korean text of a local self-government law, please click on the Hangul Viewer button on the upper end.
    • If you want to compare and read local self-government laws you are referring to and historical local self-government laws, please click on the New & Old Comparison button.
    • The New & Old Comparison function allows for easy comparison of any changes in comparison with the prior versions
  • Introduction of Legal Administrative Services and Obtaining the Relevant Information
    • “What we do” introduces the various civil applications and administrative services provided by the Legal Administration Services of Seoul City.
      ※ The Legal Administration Services of Seoul City are provided in Korean only.
    • “Relevant Information” provides, in addition to the local self-government laws of Seoul City, a link by which you have access to a variety of legal information and administrative information about the Republic of Korea, and the local self-government laws of each of the local self-governing districts (gu) within Seoul City.