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 2004 no. 243, item 2441 with further amendments) and to the Regulation of Prime Minister of the 16th of November 2007 on the specific activity profile of the Minister of Economy (The Journal of Laws no. 216, item 1593), 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 2nd of December 2016 on the statute of the Central Office of Measures (The Polish Monitor pos. 1199);
- the Bylaw of the Central Office of Measures introduced with the Order no. 5 of the President of the Office of 7th of November 2017.
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.