Most of the doctrine agrees that the code to be published and informed to the public, in the case of local entities, is the code DIR3. Despite the fact that according to Law 39/2015, of 1 October, on common administrative procedure of public administrations, what must be uniquely identified is the body, center or administrative unit to which an application is addressed. , in the case of local bodies, this code corresponds de facto to their identification, that is, to that of the city council.

In order to be more proactive, it would be advisable for the forms to have this code preloaded. The ultimate goal is not to be a burden to those concerned.

Legal Context

Law 39/2015:

Article 66. Initiation applications .

“1. Requests must include:


g) Body, center or administrative unit to which it is addressed and its corresponding identification code.

The registration assistance offices are obliged to provide the interested party with the identification code if the interested party is unaware of it. Likewise, the public administrations must maintain and update in the corresponding electronic office a list with the valid identification codes. ”

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