Corporate Body - Gobierno Civil de Madrid (España)

Gobierno Civil de Madrid (España)



Corporate Body

Preferred form:

Gobierno Civil de Madrid (España)

Fechas de Existencia:

from 1812 to 1997-04-14


The origin of the Civil Governments dates back to the 1812 Constitution of Cádiz, whereby it was provided that the provincial political government be reliant upon a head chief appointed by the King. This position was abolished by Ferdinand VII in 1814 and re-established during the Liberal Triennium (1820-1823). The Royal Decree of 23 October 1833 established the figure of Deputy Delegate of Public Works, whose functions ranged from agriculture, industry and trade, city halls, general police, public education, business societies, hospitals and charity facilities, to prisons, sororities and brotherhoods, libraries, museums, theatres and spectacles, hunting, fishing, general measures, roads, channels, among others. The administrative structure was embodied by the deputy delegate, a secretary, a first and a second officer, two third officers, two fourth officers and a superintendent. In 1847, by Royal Decree of 29 September, there was comeback to the designation civil governor, which remained until 1997, when the figure of the deputy delegate of the state was created to appoint one in each province. The Provincial Laws of 1870 and 1882, the Provincial Statute of 20 March 1925 and the Local Government Act of 24 June 1955 laid down and implemented their functions and powers. Nevertheless, the ministerial Decree of 10 October 1958 equipped the Civil Governments with their own statute, and established that the Civil Governor was the permanent representative and delegate of the Government in the province. Regarded as the highest provincial authority, he was entrusted the guardianship and inspection of the corporations, institutions and public associations, as well as the audit, orientation and impetus of all services, in compliance with the directives provided by the respective Ministries. By provisional regulation issued on 24 July 1961, the Civil Governments were subjected to the Ministry of the Interior and, therefore, assigned some of the specific competencies of the said Ministry. The Law 6/1997 of 14 April on the Organization and Performance of the General Administration of the State provides the dissolution of the Civil Governments, and their replacement with the new Bodies of Peripheral Administration of the State, known as Sub-Delegations of the Government.

Mandates/Legal Sources


-Real Decreto del 23 de octubre de 1833 por el que se establece la figura de subdelegado de fomento en cada provincia.

-Ley 6/1997 de 14 de Abril de Organización y Funcionamiento de la Administración General del Estado: Desaparición de los Gobiernos civiles y su sustitución por las Subdelegaciones del Gobierno.


Código de Referencia de PARES: ES.37274.CDMH/5.1749//

Código de Referencia de PARES: ES.28005.AGA/

Related Authorities

Aguilera Velasco, Alberto (1842-1913)  ( It is owened by/It has X as beneficiary )

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