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 of the supervisory authorities and for preparing and implementing the resolutions of the district council. Its other duties include administering the public institutions, the commercial enterprises and other district assets, drawing up the budget and the investment programme and supervising the cash and accounting system, as well as representing the district, conducting correspondence and executing the district deeds.
The District Committee makes its decisions in meetings that are not open to the public. The abundance of tasks to be decided upon makes it necessary for the district committee to meet every week for a meeting that lasts several hours. Its decisions are based on documents prepared by the responsible offices. Current administrative matters are dealt with independently by the district administrator and the department heads, unless the district committee as a whole is called upon to make a decision due to the fundamental importance of the matter or due to legal regulations.