The right of petition in Poland is a law resulting from art. 63 of the Constitution of 2 April 1997. The author shows the bill on petitions prepared by the Senate, indicating that yet there have not been made the constitutional announcement in this regard. The paper also shows examples of the types, scope and functions of the petition in different jurisdictions. Right to petition is also a constitutional law in Belgium, Spain, Italy, Slovenia, Denmark, Portugal, Slovakia, Greece, Macedonia, Ukraine, Lithuania, France. It should be emphasized that there are different forms of possible instances of the citizen to the authorities: the petition, complaint and request. In various countries the situation is unstable. Frequently the petitions have been defined. Sometimes, however, terms petition and complaint are terms used interchange- ably. But mostly, where the laws on petitions are enacted, such definition exists.,eg. in the Czech Republic, Russia, Hungary.