Construction of buildings for residential to commercial purpose is common phenomenon in today’s developing world. During the construction phase you don’t want to end up with some legal issues concerning approvals/permits that are required to take prior to construction. So, what are the required permits? How can we obtain it?
Firstly, hire a professional registered architect who can design a house of your vision based on the National Building Code (NBC) which provides guidelines for construction of a building. After the design is sketched and finalized, process for obtaining building permit starts which reads as:
Design Registration Process:
- The design needs to be submitted through Electronic Building Permit System (E-BPS) in the municipal office by the designer.
- The government officials and engineers check the site, the design and the structure of the building respectively. If everything meets the NBC criteria then deign will be registered.
Building Permit Process
- After the design registration process, one needs to pay building permit fee or tax.
- Then, the municipality office forwards the file to ward office to issue 15 days’ notice to the site’s neighborhood. At least one of the neighbors must give consent for the proposed building project. If not, then the builder have to submit a commitment letter stating that he/she will be responsible for any potential dispute that may arise in the future.
- Necessary site survey is carried out by municipality’s official, ward’s officials after the issuance of 15 days’ notice.
- The municipality gives temporary permit for construction up to plinth level.
5. House owner has to apply for acquiring permanent permit. Once the governmental officials check the site to see if the construction of the plinth is in conformity with the By-laws and NBC, then the report about the same is submitted. If everything goes as per the law, permanent building permit is issued followed by completion certificate.
Building permit process can be illustrated as: 1st Stage: Temporary Permit
2nd Stage: Permanent Permit
3rd Stage: Completion Certificate: