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Building Permit

Property owners and developers are required to apply to add buildings to their properties or for permits to construct any type of building in Qatar. The Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning oversees all licensing for construction.

All building designs are subject to approval by the Urban Planning Authority (UPA) and Designs Monitoring Unit (DMU).

Application Process
Follow these steps to apply for a building permit:

Obtain application form from the Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning.
Complete the form, include personal details, building and site details and land owner details.
Supply title deed, ID and proof of legal representation, if any.
Submit application with documents to the ministry for approval.
Pay appropriate fees.
The application will be validated and transferred to the UPA and DMU, where an engineer will study the design for approval and make recommendations to the proper authorities. Once approved, the permit will be delivered by mail or in person.

Fees
Those applying to build on a new site must pay the following fees:

License fees
 0.15% of estimated fees
 
Map checking fees
 0.20% of license fees
 
Palestine fees
 15% of map checking fees
 
Insurance fees
 0.5% of estimated fees
 

Those applying to add a building to their property must pay:

Adding fees
 25% of Building Permit fees .

Renew Building Permit

Citizens or business people wanting to renew a building permit must do so through the Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning.

All renewal requests are subject to approval by the Urban Planning Authority (UPA) and Designs Monitoring Unit (DMU).

Application Process
Follow these steps to renew a building permit:

Obtain application form from the Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning.
Complete the form, include personal details, building and site details and land owner details.
Supply title deed, ID and proof of legal representation, if any.
Submit application with documents to the ministry for approval.
Pay appropriate fees.
The application will be validated and transferred to the UPA and DMU, where an engineer will study the design for approval and make recommendations to the proper authorities. Once approved, the renewed permit will be delivered by mail or in person.

Additional Information
A renewal fee worth 25% of the building permit fees apply .


Maintenance Demolition License

Citizens or business people wanting to perform major maintenance on existing properties or to demolish buildings within the municipality must first seek approval from the Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning.

Approval may depend on the location of the land and the type of work required.

Application Process
Follow these steps to apply for a maintenance/demolition license:

Obtain an application form from the Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning.
Complete the application to include personal details, building site details, and land owner details.
Supply all required documents, including any documents outlining the request, ID, title deed, and proof of legal representation, if any.
Submit application and documents to the ministry for approval.
Pay appropriate fees.
The application will be validated and transferred to the UPA and DMU, where an engineer will study its design for approval and make recommendations to the proper authorities. Once approved, the license will be delivered either by mail or in person .


Construction Completion Certificate

Upon completing a construction project, the Building Permit holder must inform the Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning. Authorities will then ensure the finished project meets the original drawings and specifications. The ministry will then issue a certificate authorizing the official completion of the construction project.

Application Process
Follow these steps to obtain a Construction Completion Certificate:

Obtain an application form from the Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning.
Complete the application to include personal details, building and site details, and land owner details.
Supply all supporting documents, including maps, Building Permit, ID, title deed, and proof of legal representation, if any.
Submit application and documents to the ministry for approval.
Pay appropriate fees.
If irregularities are found, the application will be sent to the Irregularities Committee for assessment. The Construction Completion Certificate will be delivered once it is approved .

Additional Information
A fee of QR1,000 applies for each certificate .


















Page Latest Update Date : 17/01/2012