The functions and powers of the Tehsil Municipal Administration, according to the PLGO 2001, shall be to:

Functions of TMA

prepare spatial plans for the tehsil in collaboration with Union Councils,including plans for land use, zoning and functions for which the Tehsil Municipal Administration is responsible;
seek approval of the Tehsil Council for the spatial plans prepared by it after due process of dissemination and public enquiry, incorporating modifications on the basis of such inquiry;
execute and manage development plans
exercise control over land-use, land-subdivision, land development and zoning by public and private sectors for any purpose, including for agriculture, industry, commerce markets, shopping and other employment centers, residential, recreation, parks, entertainment, passenger and transport freight and transit stations
enforce all municipal laws, rules and bye-laws governing its functioning Provided that the Tehsil Municipal Administration may, with the approval of Tehsil Council, exempt any Union from application of any specific provision of the bye-laws made by the Tehsil Council under this Ordinance Provided further that the Government may, on the recommendations of Tehsil Municipal Administration through District Government, exempt any Union or a part thereof from the application of rules relating to land use, building control, tax on property or in any other matter dealing with municipal services Provided also that such exemption shall not extend to any organised housing schemes, zoning of industrial and commercial areas, and matters concerning environmental protection;
prevent encroachments
regulate affixing of sign-boards and advertisements

TMA also provide, manage, operate, maintain and improve the municipal infrastructure and services, including

water supply and control and development of water sources, other than systems maintained by the Union and Village Councils
sewage and sewage treatment and disposal
storm water drainage
sanitation and solid waste collection and sanitary disposal of solid, liquid, industrial and hospital wastes
roads and streets, other than roads falling under the jurisdiction of, and maintained by the District Government, and streets maintained by the Union Administration or Village Council
traffic planning, engineering and management including traffic signalling systems, signs on roads, street markings, parking places, transport stations, stops, stands and terminals
street lighting
fire fighting
parks, playgrounds, open spaces and arboriculture
slaughter houses
compile information provided by Union and Village Councils of prioritized projects in the tehsils
prepare budget, long term and annual municipal development programmes in collaboration with the Union Councils, under the directions of Tehsil Nazim
maintain, with the assistance of the District Government, Union and Village Councils, a comprehensive data base and information system for Tehsil Municipal Administration and provide public access to it on nominal charges
propose taxes, cesses, user fees, rates, rents, tolls, charges, surcharges, levies, fines and penalties under Part-III of the Second Schedule for approval of the Tehsil Council and notify the same after such approval
collect approved taxes, cess, user fees, rates, rents, tolls, charges, fines and penalties
organize sports, cultural, recreational events, fairs and shows
organize cattle fairs and cattle Markets
co-ordinate and support municipal functions amongst Unions and Villages
regulate markets and services and issue licenses, permits, grant permissions and impose penalties for violation thereof as and where applicable
manage properties, assets and funds vested in the Tehsil Municipal Administration
develop and manage schemes, including site development in collaboration with District Government and Union Administration
authorize an officer or officers to issue notice to a person committing any municipal offence and initiate legal proceedings for continuance of commission of such offence or for failure to comply with the directions contained in such notice
prosecute, sue and follow up criminal, civil and recovery proceedings against violators of municipal laws in the courts of competent jurisdiction
maintain municipal records and archives
prepare financial statements and present them for internal and external audit in the manner as may be prescribed

The Tehsil Municipal Administration may

assign or contract out, on such terms and conditions as are approved by the Tehsil Council and after inviting public objections, any of its functions to any public-private, public or private organization Provided that responsibility for discharge of such functions shall continue to vest with the Tehsil Municipal Administration
on such terms and conditions as are mutually agreed, transfer its functions or responsibilities with regard to providing municipal services to the Union Administration or Village Council Provided that no function or responsibility shall be transferred without allocation of corresponding resources and funds Provided further that the responsibility to regulate and monitor such functions and services shall remain with the Tehsil Municipal Administration
by an agreement and on such terms and conditions as may be mutually agreed, perform any function of the District Government
with funds raised through voluntary contributions or external grant, but without recourse to additional enhanced taxation, user charges or fees or recourse to any other sources of public funds and without incurring debt of any nature, undertake any development project
with the approval of the Government and concerned regulatory authorities of the Federal Government and Provincial Government, set-up, acquire, manage and operate any commercial activity on a self-financing basis with no liability to the public exchequer
set-up a corporate body to perform any of its functions, singly or jointly with other public or private bodies Provided that responsibility for discharge of such functions shall continue to vest with the Tehsil Municipal Administration