Construction Permission

Obtain cadastre extract

Agency: Cadastre

The Cadastre extract is necessary to determine the boundaries of the plot before designing the plans. It also includes topographical and zoning information.

Time and cost: 7 days, GNF 150,000

Obtain a copy of the property title

Agency: Legal Clerk, Notary, or Huissier de Justice

BuildCo must obtain a certified copy of the property title and submit it when requesting a building permit.

Time and cost: 2 days, GNF 300,000

Obtain soil test/geotechnical survey

Agency: BGGA

The soil test is needed to design the foundation of the building and determine how it will be set. The soil test results will also be submitted as part of the permit application.

Time and cost: 10 days, GNF 650,000

Obtain building permit

Agency: Direction Nationale de la Construction de Logemenet et du Cadre de Vie

The application is addressed to the Ministry of Urban Planning and Housing. The dossier contains the following documents:

  • Request to the Minister, Ministre de l’Urbanisme, the Governor of the city, or to the Mayor- Maire de la Commune according to the building use and the location
  • Property title (Titre foncier, décrêt, arrêté ou bail)
  • Architectural and technical plans (structure, installations électriques and hydrosanitaires); the descriptive document of the project prepared by an architect office, and the soil analysis.

Time and cost: 80 days, GNF 3,771,950

Receive on-site inspection from the Direction Nationale de l’Aménagement du Territoire et de l’Urbanisme upon commencement of construction

Agency: Direction Nationale de l’Aménagement du Territoire et de l’Urbanisme

BuildCo receives an inspection from the Direction Nationale de l’Aménagement du Territoire et de l’Urbanisme upon commencement of construction

Time and cost: 1 day, no charge

Receive on-site inspection from the Direction Nationale de la Construction de Logemenet et du Cadre de Vie upon commencement of construction

Agency: Direction Nationale de la Construction de Logemenet et du Cadre de Vie

BuildCo receives an inspection from the Direction Nationale de la Construction de Logemenet et du Cadre de Vie upon commencement of construction

Time and cost: 1 day, no charge

Receive on-site inspection from the Municipal Tax Authority (Service des Impots de la Commune)

Agency: Service des Impots de la Commune

The Municipal Tax Authority (Service des Impots de la Commune) inspects the site to ensure that BuildCo is paying the withholding taxes on its workers’ salaries.

Time and cost: 1 day, no charge

Receive on-site inspection from the Local Health Service (Service de Salubrité) – I

Agency: Local Health Service (Service de Salubrité)

The Local Health Service (Service de Salubrité) inspects the site every 2 weeks. The agency may visit as often as every week depending on the project.

Time and cost: 1 day, no charge

Receive on-site inspection from the Local Health Service (Service de Salubrité) – II

Agency: Local Health Service (Service de Salubrité)

The Local Health Service (Service de Salubrité) inspects the site every 2 weeks. The agency may visit as often as every week depending on the project.

Time and cost: 1 day, no charge

Notify Direction Nationale de la Construction de Logemenet et du Cadre de Vie of the completion of construction works

Agency: Direction Nationale de la Construction de Logemenet et du Cadre de Vie

The head supervisor of construction must notify the Direction Nationale de la Construction de Logemenet et du Cadre de Vie when construction works are complete and request a final inspection.

Time and cost: 1 day, no charge

Receive final inspection and certificate of conformity (certificat d’habilité)

Agency: Direction Nationale de la Construction de Logemenet et du Cadre de Vie

After the construction is done, BuildCo receives the final inspection to make sure the construction was done according to the approved plans. If there are no objections from the inspecting agency, the certificate of conformity will be issued.

Time and cost: 7 days, GNF 840,000

Register warehouse with the Ministère de la Construction, de l’Urbanisme et Habitat

Agency: Ministère de la Construction, de l’Urbanisme et Habitat

Real estate taxes and the occupancy tax (tax à l’ occupation) of GNF 300,000.00 (paid only once) must be paid after construction is finished.

Time and cost: 1 day, GNF 300,000

Request water connection

Agency: Guinea Water Company (SEG)

Time and cost: 1 day, no charge

Receive inspection by water company

Agency: Guinea Water Company (SEG)

The Société des Eaux de Guinée will inspect the site and prepare a cost estimate.

Time and cost: 1 day, no charge

Obtain water connection

Agency: Guinea Water Company (SEG)

Time and cost: 36 days, GNF 250,000

Build septic tank

Agency: Private firm

BuildCo must install a septic tank as sewerage networks are not available in the majority of the city.

Time and cost: 21 days, GNF 21,250,000