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Public-images-osm logo.svg boundary = local_authority
Osm element tag.svg
Group: Boundaries
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasmay be used on relations
Status: in use


This tag describes the territory of a local authority.

In France

This tag is used for EPCI (the structures of cooperation between communes), because they aren't strictly administrative units, and don't follow the admin_level scheme.

It is only used on relations, with the following tags:

In India

  • local_authority:IN=* with one of the following values: gram_panchayat, municipality, municipal_corporation.