Within the scope of its administrative activities, the district committee is responsible, among other things, for the day-to-day administration of the district in accordance with the resolutions of the Keistag within the limits of the funds made available, for implementing laws, ordinances and directives issued by the supervisory authorities, and for preparing and implementing the resolutions of the district council. Other duties include the administration of public institutions, commercial enterprises and other district assets, the preparation of the budget and the investment program, the supervision of cash management and accounting, the representation of the district, the conduct of correspondence and the execution of district deeds.
The County Committee makes its decisions in meetings that are not open to the public. The sheer volume of tasks to be decided upon makes it necessary for the District Committee to meet for a session lasting several hours as a rule every week. Its decisions are based on documents prepared by the responsible offices. Current administrative matters are handled independently by the district administrator and the department heads, unless the district committee as a whole is called upon to make decisions due to the fundamental importance of the matter or on the basis of statutory provisions.