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Issue of Building Permit for Cyprus Property

I have read your book and as I understand it, Planning Permission must be granted before applying for a Building Permit.Is my understanding correct or can my architect apply for a building permit at the same time? Many thanks Answer That’s right, your architect usually needs to have secured Planning Permission before he/she can apply […]

I have read your book and as I understand it, Planning Permission must be granted before applying for a Building Permit.Is my understanding correct or can my architect apply for a building permit at the same time?

Many thanks

Answer

That’s right, your architect usually needs to have secured Planning Permission before he/she can apply for the required permit(s). But there are some exceptions where no Planning Permission is required.

The whole process of building a custom home is described on pages 93-103 of my book; the Planning System is described on pages 132-136.

If you want the specific detail of the issue of Building permits (in English) you can find it at: CITIZEN’S CHARTER – District Administration – Buildings – Issue of Building Permit

I’ve included it below for your convenience.


Issue of Building Permit for Cyprus Property

Each District Administration is responsible for the examination of the application for the issue of a building permit within the areas of its competence. For British sovereign base areas it is necessary to obtain the consent of the British Bases for the issue of such permit. The following documents must be produced to obtain a building permit.

A. Developments for which a building permit is required:

1. Application form (E.D.6) on which the applicant must fill in all the necessary particulars and which form must be signed by the owner (or owners).

1.1 Particular attention is given to paragraph 18 of the form which must be completed by the architects and submitted together with a copy of the professional license issued by the Cyprus Scientific & Technical Chamber.

2. Planning permission (in duplicate) Plans and Conditions as issued by the Town Planning authority.

3. Supplement to the architect’s drawings, static estimates and plans in duplicate.

4. Title of ownership.

5. In the case of any commitments, statement of non-objection by the creditor.

B. Developments for which no planning permission is required:

(see Schedule in paragraph 3.8)

1. Application form (E.D.6) on which the applicant must fill in all the necessary particulars and which form must be signed by the owner (or owners).

1.1 Particular attention must be given to paragraph 18 of the form which must be completed by the architect and submitted together with a copy of the professional license issued by the Cyprus Scientific & Technical Chamber.

2. Complete architect’s drawings, static calculations and plans of the proposed buildings in duplicate.

3. Survey plans of the parcel (the largest available scale of government surveying) showing where the location of the existing and proposed buildings.

4. Title of ownership.

5. In the case of any commitments, statement of non-objection by the creditor.

C. Requirements applying to the examination of applications under the Streets and Buildings (Regulation) Law for the issue of a building permit for buildings for which the “Town and Country Planning” order (housing development on plots) Specific Development order of 2000 (KDP 89/2000) by virtue of Article 23 of the Law)”does not prescribe the issue of a planning permission:
1. Application form (E.D.6) completed with all the necessary particulars and signed by the applicants.
2. Particular attention must be had to paragraph 18 which must be completed by the architects and be submitted together with a copy of the annual profession al practice license issued by the Cyprus Scientific & Technical Chamber.
3. Architect’s drawings in 4 copies.
4. Survey plans (by the Department of Lands) in 4 copies.
5. Slide of the area of extent in square metres with all the data required in 4 copies (planimetric drawing – calculation of building coefficient and percentage of coverage).
6. Supplement of architect’s drawings, static calculations and plans, electrical plans and sewerage plans in duplicate.
7. Solemn statement – Architect’s control statement in duplicate.
8. If the building is a prefabricated construction, the certificate of qualification for the specific type of construction must be furnished.
9. Title of ownership.
10. If there are any commitments, statement by the mortgagee that he/she does not have any objection to the development, submitted in 4 copies with the original.
11. Receipt of payment for the amount of £20 from the cashier’s office of the District Administration.


Developments for which no Planning Permission is RequiredFor applications in areas covered by the water supply network NO planning permission is required for certain forms of development in specified area of Village Committees as mentioned below:
a. Housing development up to four houses.
b. Commercial development of a total area covering less than 200 square meters.
c. Division of land in to plots for the construction of up to four houses.
d. Crafts industry causing a limited degree of noise pollution and covering an area of LESS than 100 square metres.
I. NICOSIA DISTRICT
1. Ayia Irini
2. Ayia Marina Xyliatou
3. Ayios Georgios Kafkalou
4. Ayios Ioannis Maloundas
5. Ayios Ioannis (Selamani)
6. Ayios Theodoros Soleas
7. Ayios Theodoros Tillirias
8. Agrokipia
9. Vizakia
10. Denia
11. Kato Moni
12. Kato Koutrafas
13. Kambi Farmaka
14. Kannavia
15. Kotsiatis
16. Mathiatis
17. Marki
18. Mitsero
19. Mosfileri
20. Nikitari
21. Xyliatos
22. Orounda
23. Piyenia (outside the coastal tourist zone)
24. Potamia
25. Potami
26. Sarandi
27. Shia
II. LIMASSOL DISTRICT
1. Ayios Demetrios
2. Ayios Theodoros
3. Ayios Therapon
4. Ayios Ioannis
5. Agridia
6. Akapnou
7. Apsiou
8. Ayios Thomas
9. Ayios Pavlos
10. Alektora
11. Arakapas
12. Vasa Kellakiou
13. Vikla
14. Gerovasa-Trozena
15. Dierona
16. Dymes
17. Eptagonia
18. Kaminaria
19. Kapilio
20. Kato Milos
21. Klonari
22. Kissousa
23. Lemithou
24. Mathikoloni
25. Mallia
26. Paliomilos
27. Potamitissa
28. Potamiou
29. Plataniskia
30. Prastio Kella
31. Sanida
32. Sykopetra
33. Sotira
34. Tris Elies
III. LARNACA DISTRICT
1. Avdilero
2. Agglisides
3. Alethriko
4. Anafotia
5. Vavla
6. Delikipos
7. Kalo Chorio
8. Kellia
9. Kivisili
10. Klavdia
11. Koshi
12. Layia
13. Mari
14. Melini
15. Mennoyia
16. Odou
17. Ora
18. Tersefanou
19. Troulli
IV . PAPHOS DISTRICT
1. Ayios Georgios Kelokedaron
2. Ayios Ioannis
3. Ayios Isidoros
4. Axylou
5. Vretsia
6. Galataria
7. Eledio
8. Evretou
9. Kidasi
10. Kilinia
11. Kourtakas
12. Lapithiou
13. Mamountali
14. Meladia
15. Milia
16. Mousere
17. Pelathousa
18. Pentalia
19. Simou
20. Stavrokonou
21. Steni
22. Trachipedoula
23. Finikas
24. Choletria
V. FAMAGUSTA DISTRICT
1. Achna
2. Avgorou
3. Acheritou
4. Derynia
5. Frenaros

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