The Central Office of Measures is the authority of governmental administration competent with respect to matters of measures and hallmarking. Pursuant to the Act of Parliament of the 11th of May 2001, Law on Measures (The Journal of Laws 2020 item 140, 285, 568, 1086) the President of the Central Office of Measures is appointed by the Prime Minister and supervised by the Minister relevant in the matters of the economy.
Organizational structure of the Office is regulated by:
- the Statute of the Central Office of Measures, passed through an order issued by the Minister of Economy of the 17th of December 2021 on the statute of the Central Office of Measures (The Polish Monitor pos. 1184);
- the Bylaws of the Central Office of Measures introduced with the Order no. 19 of the President of the Office of 30th of December 2021 and the Order no 3 of the President of the Office of the 28th of February 2022 amending the ordinance on granting bylaws of Central Office of Measures.
The scope of tasks of the Central Office of Measures includes issues related with scientific, legal and industrial metrology as well as hallmarking. There is a close cooperation in the above mentioned fields, which makes it easier to coordinate the execution of tasks that the Polish administration of measures is charged with.