Construction Permission

Buy stamped paper

Agency: Municipality

Building permit and water connection applications to the Municipality must be made on stamped paper.

Time and cost: 1 day, XAF 4,000

Request authorization for building permit at the Municipality

Agency: Municipality

The permit application includes all architectural and building plans, measurements, and cost assessments. The application must be submitted on stamped paper. The file is forwarded for review to the Technical Office and subsequently passed to the mayor for signature. If the Technical Office has doubts that the proposed project budget fits the project size and nature, a site visit might be undertaken. This can only be done with the stamped paper.

Time and cost: 15 days, no charge

Pay fees at the bank and obtain payment receipt

Agency: Commercial Bank

Payment can be made only after the approval of the dossier.

Time and cost: 1 day, XAF 2,190,128

Deposit payment receipt at the Municipality

Agency: Municipality

After the payment is done, the voucher should be presented at the Municipality.

Time and cost: 1 day, no charge

Obtain building permit

Agency: Municipality

After the Municipality receives the payment receipt, the dossier is authorized again and finally signed by the mayor.

Time and cost: 30 days, no charge

Receive inspection from the Municipality

Agency: Municipality

Inspections are random and occur during construction. A final inspection or occupancy permit is not required. However, it is important to stress that this can only happen during the construction period, once the building permit was granted.

Time and cost: 1 day, no charge

Request authorization for water connection

Agency: Municipality

The water connection is undertaken by the Municipality. As with the building permit application, the application must be made on stamped paper. This request is done once the construction is finalized.

Time and cost: 14 days, XAF 75,000

Pay for water connection

Agency: Commercial Bank

A payment receipt is required to obtain authorization for the water connection. This procedure is enabled whenever the request has been made. It can be paid at a commercial bank, not at the Municipality.

Time and cost: 1 day, no charge

Deposit proof of payment and obtain final payment receipt from Municipality

Agency: Municipality

The payment is made only after the request is made.

Time and cost: 1 day, no charge

Obtain authorization for water connection

Agency: Municipality

After the fees are paid, the Mayor’s office approves the application for water connection.

Time and cost: 14 days, no charge

Receive connection to water services

Agency: Municipality

Once the authorization is obtained, municipal engineers connect the building to the network.

Time and cost: 45 days, no charge

Request and obtain an engineer’s assessment of property

Agency: Private Engineer

An assessment by an external engineer is made once the utilities connection are in place.

Time and cost: 14 days, XAF 200,000

Register the building

Agency: Property Registry

Building registration is not required but is advised. Fees refer to official fees, as published in the Law of Fiscal Fees (Ley de Tazas Fiscales). The fee is 3% of the value of warehouse construction. This happens once the assessment has been made.

Time and cost: 7 days, XAF 6,570,383