The Ministry of Municipality and Environment announced the introduction of new amendments to the electronic system for obtaining building permits, certificates of completion of construction, and procedures for service delivery, in coordination and cooperation with the General Directorate of Civil Defense at the Ministry of Interior; the Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) and the Public Works Authority (Ashghal),
The changes aim at speeding up and simplifying procedures as well as improving and developing the electronic system for building licenses. The new improvements will come into application as on February, 1.
The Ministry clarified that the new amendments include making the procedure of applying for site board a part of the building permit, so that the engineering firm, the designer or owner, submits one application for a building permit, including a license to the site board.
The amendments also include the incorporation of the survey report issuance procedure within the building permits system, knowing that this report aims to place markings indicating the boundaries of the land for which a license or building completion certificate will be issued, determining the coordinates of the land, and ensuring the implementation of the licensed buildings within the limits of the investor's land.
The new amendment included obtaining the survey report by submitting the application through the website of the building permit system, so that it is issued through the system for each new license or building completion certificate, and the cost of the survey report is also included in the building permit fees or building completion certificate.
Among the new amendments is the abolition of the inspection of Kahramaa, at the stage of completion of construction for warehouses only, which used to be mandatory for issuing construction completion certificate and to connecting the service.
Kahramaa's delivery of services to the new building does not necessitate inspection by the institution, but the responsibility of conforming the building to the plans is among the tasks of the supervising engineer and the contractor executing the project.
The amendments also include the inclusion of payment of fees for the delivery of services of Kahramaa in the first invoice for warehouses only.
The amendments also includes incorporating the application for connection to sewage network into the building permits system.
The amendments also included the abolition of the inspection of telecommunications service providers at the stage of building completion.
The construction completion fee payment procedure has also been incorporated into the procedures for requesting a construction completion certificate.
The Ministry of Municipality and Environment launched the electronic system for building licenses on February 10, 2014 to be inclusive of all transactions and procedures required by the construction, so that the system includes all relevant authorities and required approval in the State to finish the issuance of the building permit. This was done so that the consultant and the property owner have a unified site to complete the building permits without the need to review it to the municipalities.
The electronic system works to transfer the transactions to all parties involved in the process of issuing building permits from studying the application according to its terms of reference in parallel so that the transactions are completed as quickly as possible without prejudice to the accuracy of the study.
The Ministry of Municipality and Environment is constantly developing the electronic system for building permits to achieve a qualitative shift in the performance of its services within the electronic transformation plan in all areas of government services in the country.
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