It is difficult for Dubai Municipality to perform its duties and specialties as an institutional organization without having a legislative system that regulates its activities, draws the framework of its relationship with the local community and gives legitimacy to its actions. Therefore, the decree issued regarding the municipality foundation has contained a provision on giving it the authority and power to issue orders, regulations and decisions. However, the importance of legislation in the municipality lies in the following:
Enabling to achieve the targets prescribed in decree, having considered the legislation as a tool that will ensure its ability to carry out the tasks and duties entrusted to.
Organizing all public utilities which are under the management & supervision of Dubai Municipality.
Imparting legitimacy on the municipality work, such as imposing fees and financial liabilities and costs onto the public.
Ensuring procedures, stipulations and requirements that are being set up by the municipality in order to get the services which it renders through imposing penalties such as imprisonment, fines, license cancellation, goods confiscation and closure.
Vouching for justice and equality in benefiting from the services provided by municipality.
Protecting public properties and funds which belong to municipality.
However, the following are considered among the most crucial legislations published by the municipality to achieve the aforementioned objectives and goals:
Administrative Order No. (48) of 1993 Concerning Specification of the Prices of Trees and Plants Affected by Traffic Accidents and Service Works and the Cost of Labor, Machinery and Equipment
Administrative Order No. 200 of 1991 Issuing the Implementing Regulations of Local Order No. 59/1991 Concerning the General Conditions to be Fulfilled by Chemical Fertilizer Warehouses and Organic Fertilizer Plants in the Emirate of Dubai
Administrative Order No. 297 of 1990 Issuing the Directives Necessary for Implementation of the Provisions of Local Order N. 40/1989 Concerning Conditions to be Fulfilled by Imported and Locally Produced Organic Fertilizers
Local Order N. 40/1989 Concerning Assigning the Employees Entrusted with Overseeing Implementing of The Provisions of Regulatory No. (12) of 1998
Local Order No. (78) of 1993 Concerning Specification of the Prices of Trees and Plants Affected by Traffic Accidents and Service Works And the Cost of Labor, Machinery and Equipment
Local Order No. 308 of 1990 Concerning Implementing the Provisions of Local Order No. 54/1990 Concerning Regulation and Licensing of Companies Operating in the Agricultural Sector in the Emirate of Dubai