KL supports municipalities with consultancy services and information, supporting all members in delivering local service and developing local communities.
KL is the employers' association of the municipalities and negotiates on behalf of the municipalities with the unions.
KL advances the interests of the municipalities in relation to the Danish parliament, the government, the central administration, the EU, professional and industrial bodies and the public.
The distribution of political seats in the committees of KL – Executive Committee, Chairmanship, Committee of Representatives and Local Government Regional Councils – is based on the distribution of mandates in local councils.
Danish municipalities have a longstanding tradition of uniting in communities of interest. Since 1970 KL has been the main member and interest organisation for the Danish municipalities.