Construction Permission

Obtain geotechnical study / soil test

Agency: Private licensed company

The soil investigation helps to determine the bearing capacity of the land, which in turn helps to determine the load capability, the type and depth of foundation, in order to make sure to select a suitable construction technique.

Time and cost: 14 days, AZN 1,750

Obtain technical conditions from the Baku City Sanitation and Epidemiology Center

Agency: Baku City Sanitation and Epidemiology Center

Technical conditions from the Baku City Sanitation and Epidemiology Center are required for the preparation of the project.

According to the new Building Code, the Baku city executive authority will have to obtain all technical conditions and approvals on behalf of BuildCo. However, in practice building companies obtain the technical conditions directly from the issuing authorities

Time and cost: 15 days, no charge

Obtain technical conditions from the State Fire Control Service of the Ministry for Emergency Situations (MES)

Agency: Fire Department (Ministry for Emergency Situations)

Under the law “On Fire Safety” and according to other norms of Azerbaijan, the authorities (taking into account prohibitions and limitations) shall grant a permit and, if necessary, present specific guidelines for the construction design and implementation phases. A fire inspection must be carried out.

According to the new Building Code, the Baku city executive authority will have to obtain all technical conditions and approvals on behalf of BuildCo. However, in practice building companies obtain the technical conditions and project approvals directly from the issuing authorities.

Time and cost: 15 days, no charge

Obtain technical conditions from the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources

Agency: Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources

According to the law “On Environmental Protection”, a permit shall be granted and the conditions adjusted to meet environmental protection regulations, land reclamation, rehabilitation and efficient use of natural resources, improvement of territories, and enhancement of the environment.

According to the new Building Code, the Baku city executive authority will have to obtain all technical conditions and approvals on behalf of BuildCo. However, in practice building companies obtain the technical conditions and project approvals directly from the issuing authorities.

Time and cost: 15 days, no charge

Obtain technical conditions from the water and sewage authority (Azersu OJSC)

Agency: Azersu OJSC

Under the law “On Water Supply and Waste Waters”, the water and sewage authority will grant a permit and issue guidelines for the construction design and implementation phases. In doing so, the authorities must consider prohibitions and limitations for the water system and wastes. Connection to the main lines is permitted after construction is done.

According to the new Building Code, the Baku city executive authority will have to obtain all technical conditions and approvals on behalf of BuildCo. However, in practice building companies obtain the technical conditions and project approvals directly from the issuing authorities.

Time and cost: 10 days, no charge

Register construction passport at Baku City Executive Authority

Agency: Baku City Executive Authority (Department of Architecture and City Building)

Based on the technical conditions and the opinions received from the various agencies, BuildCo creates a construction passport that will allow for the project design phase to begin. Once the passport is registered at the Baku City Executive Authority (Department of Architecture and City Building), BuildCo obtains a number assigned to the project. The project must be registered this way for all of the agencies involved to have access to the information.

Time and cost: 1 day, no charge

Request and obtain a building permit through the single window

Agency: Single Window at the Baku City Executive Authority

According to Article 75 of the Urban Planning and Construction Code, BuildCo submits an application to the Single Window at the Baku City Executive Office. The building permit application includes the following:

  • Copy of document certifying the right of ownership, lease or use of the land plot;
  • Construction project;
  • Copy of excerpt from state register of legal persons, if the customer is a legal person.

BuildCo gets the building permit together with a mark for construction (i.e. signing board with all the relevant information about construction: the name of the construction company, the duration of construction, the area of construction, etc) which will be placed at the site to inform the neighbors and public about the construction.

Time and cost: 30 days, AZN 3,221

Receive inspection of foundation works

Agency: Chief Agency for Construction Supervision and Safety

According to the Article 96.2.1 of the Building Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the competent state bodies have to conduct supervision of construction. State supervision of construction is carried out in the order stipulated in the “Rules of state supervision of construction”, approved by Presidential Decree of November 17, 2014, № 349″. The inspections are conducted in all major phases of the construction and inspection results are recorded in the Registry of State Supervision in Construction.

Time and cost: 1 day, no charge

Receive inspection of structural works

Agency: Chief Agency for Construction Supervision and Safety

According to the Article 96.2.1 of the Building Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the competent state bodies have to conduct supervision of construction. State supervision of construction is carried out in the order stipulated in the “Rules of state supervision of construction”, approved by Presidential Decree of November 17, 2014, № 349″. The inspections are conducted in all major phases of the construction and inspection results are recorded in the Registry of State Supervision in Construction.

Time and cost: 1 day, no charge

Receive inspection of plumbing works

Agency: Chief Agency for Construction Supervision and Safety

According to the Article 96.2.1 of the Building Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the competent state bodies have to conduct supervision of construction. State supervision of construction is carried out in the order stipulated in the “Rules of state supervision of construction”, approved by Presidential Decree of November 17, 2014, № 349″. The inspections are conducted in all major phases of the construction and inspection results are recorded in the Registry of State Supervision in Construction.

Time and cost: 1 day, no charge

Receive inspection of roofing works

Agency: Chief Agency for Construction Supervision and Safety

According to the Article 96.2.1 of the Building Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the competent state bodies have to conduct supervision of construction. State supervision of construction is carried out in the order stipulated in the “Rules of state supervision of construction”, approved by Presidential Decree of November 17, 2014, № 349. The inspections are conducted in all major phases of the construction and inspection results are recorded in the Registry of State Supervision in Construction.

Time and cost: 1 day, no charge

Receive examination from Labor Inspection and other state authorities during construction works

Agency: Ministry of Economic Development

All examinations, except for tax, may be carried out only with the participation of a representative from the Azerbaijan Republic Ministry of Economic Development. Pursuant to the Labor Code and its implementing rules and regulations, the state labor authorities may examine the workplace and labor protection and technical security policies. A report is issued with the examination results.

Time and cost: 1 day, no charge

Receive inspection from Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources

Agency: Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources

If environmental standards were not in full compliance during construction, the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources could inspect the site. An act or statement is issued with the examination results.

Time and cost: 1 day, no charge

Receive inspection from State Fire Control Service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations

Agency: Ministry for Emergency Situations (Chief Agency of Supervision on Safety at Construction)

Fire inspections could be conducted to check if fire prevention measures are in order. A report is issued with the examination results.

Time and cost: 1 day, no charge

Obtain water and sewage connection

Agency: AzerSu (State Water Agency)

Connecting to the water supply and sewage systems is done in accordance with the “Rules of issuing of technical specifications and connection of consumers to the water supply and sewage”, approved by the Cabinet of Ministers of Azerbaijan Republic dated August 13, 2014, No 275.

The fee to obtain a water and sewage connection is AZN 2.00 multiplied by the water volume to be delivered in 24 hours (based on the connected pipe’s diameter). In this case, it is assumed that 100 cubic meters can be delivered in 24 hours.

Time and cost: 7 days , AZN 200

Receive final inspection

Agency: Chief Agency for Construction Supervision and Safety and Baku City Executive Authority (Department of Architecture and City Building)

Once the building is complete and the water and sewage connection is obtained, a final inspection is performed by representatives from the Chief Agency for Construction Supervision and Safety and the Baku City Executive Authority (Department of Architecture and City Building), with the investor and BuildCo present. Only after the final inspection may BuildCo apply for an occupancy permit.

Time and cost: 1 day, no charge

Request and obtain occupancy permit

Agency: State control authorities: Architecture and City Building Department and ecology, energy, sanitation, fire inspection, and supply organizations

After BuildCo completes construction, a commission will examine the building quality and determine the feasibility of putting the building into operation. The commission consists of representatives from the state control authorities, especially the Architecture and City Building Department, and representatives of organizations for ecology, energy, sanitation, supply, and fire inspection.

Time and cost: 30 days, no charge

Register building with Real Estate Registry

Agency: Real Estate Registry

This procedure is governed by the Civil Code of the Azerbaijan Republic and the Law of the Azerbaijan Republic on State Registry of Real Estate. Attached to the application must be the documents defining the company status, construction documents, and a copy of the act or the statement on the operation license. Relevant fees must also be paid. The State Registry of Real Estate registers the building (warehouse) accoridng to the following schedule:

  • Regular Service: 10 business days (14 calendar days); regular fee
  • Faster Service: 7 business days (9 calendar days); fee multiplied by 1.5
  • Express Service: 3 business days (4 calendar days); fee multiplied by 2
  • One-day Service: 1 business day; fee multiplied by 3

BuildCo will obtain the complete property right (ownership, order, and use) over the building (warehouse) from the date the certificate is registered.

Time and cost: 9 days, AZN 1,395