The Mazovian Office for Regional Planning was established by resolution No X/37/99, adopted by the Mazovian Voivodship Regional Council on the 17th May 1999.
The office was set up after the administrative reform of Poland in 1999 by merging five spatial planning offices from the former regional capitals.
Currently the organizational structure of the Mazovian Office for Regional Planning incorporates the Warsaw Office and 5 local branches in Ciechanów, Ostrołęka, Płock, Radom and Siedlce.
The statutory activity of the Mazovian Office for Regional Planning is fulfilling tasks set by the Mazovian Regional Government in the field of regional politics and land-use planning which include:
- elaborating and updating The Spatial Development Plan of the Mazovian Voivodship – a regional planning framework which specifies the intended use, zoning and land development, as well as the distribution of public purpose investments,
- elaborating and updating The Regional Development Strategy of the Mazovian Voivodship,
- elaborating The Spatial Development Plan for the Warsaw Metropolitan Area,
- conducting studies, preparing analyses and reports in the field of regional development and spatial planning,
- elaborating and implementing projects financed by the European Union,
- evaluating applications under the Regional Operational Program,
- monitoring and maintaining a spatial development database and cooperating, in reference to the Mazovian Spatial Information System, with the Geodesy and Cartography Department of The Mazovian Voivodship Marshal’s Office,
- participating in working out regional development projects,
- evaluating government programs, directed to accomplish regional public objectives,
- publishing a scientific journal – “MAZOWSZE Studia Regionalne” (MAZOVIA Regional Studies),
- evaluating the key municipal documents in the field of spatial planning,
- preparing reports for the Regional Government,
- supporting the regional Committee of Urban Planning and Architecture, professional associations, and local authorities in field of regional development.