Construction Permission

Hire an independent licensed engineering service office

Agency: Surveillance Company

BuildCo must hire an independent licensed office to undertake pre-construction clearances and supervise construction.

The design and supervision team provides technical supervision through an architectural engineer for the duration of the construction work and directs the workers in accordance with the plans. This team reports on all construction activities to the engineer.

Time and cost: 1 day, IRR 572,697,294

Apply for zoning approval

Agency: E-service office

BuildCo must obtain zoning permission from the e-service office. BuildCo submits the request and the e-service officer scans the request and supporting documents into the system. An inspection is scheduled usually with a couple of days at most. By the third or fourth day, the inspector will enter the information about the site into the system and it is transferred electronically to the Municipality for approval. The Municipality will usually approve the location permit request within 1 — 2 days and send the approval back to the relevant e-service office. BuildCo can obtain the location approval within 10 days of submitting the application.

Payment is made using an ATM card in POS system available in the e-service offices.

Time and cost: 1 day, no charge

Receive site inspection

Agency: Municipality

Time and cost: 1 day, IRR 3,472,602

Obtain zoning approval

Agency: E-service office

Time and cost: 10 days, IRR 8,453,900

Obtain a fire safety approval

Agency: Central Fire Agency

BuildCo must obtain an approval on fire safety before applying for a construction permit. This requirement was introduced on October 9, 2016.

Time and cost: 30 days, no charge

Request and obtain construction permit

Agency: Engineering and Technical Services Institution and Municipality

BuildCo submits the construction permit application through the e-service office. The e-service office will send the documents to the Municipality for approval. The application is reviewed and signed by the following people: Head of Masterplan (at the location approval stage), Head of Issuing Permission, Deputy of Urban and City Planning District, and the District Mayor. Once everyone has signed off, the approved application is sent back to the e-service office and the permit is issued. Applicants are informed by email, SMS, or telephone that their applications have been approved. The whole process takes about 1 month.

Payment is made using an ATM card in POS system available in the e-service offices.

Time and cost: 30 days, IRR 10,625,000

Receive inspection from Municipality – I

Agency: Municipality

Construction work does not stop when the inspections take place.

Time and cost: 1 day, no charge

Receive inspection from Municipality – II

Agency: Municipality

Time and cost: 1 day, no charge

Receive inspection from Municipality – III

Agency: Municipality

Time and cost: 1 day, no charge

Receive inspection from Municipality – IV

Agency: Municipality

Time and cost: 1 day, no charge

Receive inspection from Municipality – V

Agency: Municipality

Time and cost: 1 day, no charge

Obtain sewage connection

Agency: Tehran Water and Wastewater Company

Time and cost: 49 days, IRR 44,857,000

Obtain water connection

Agency: Tehran Water and Wastewater Company

Time and cost: 21 days, IRR 74,019,000

Apply for building completion certificate

Agency: E-service office

Upon completion of construction works, BuildCo must submit the site file containing all the inspection reports signed by the supervising engineer at each stage of construction to the e-service office. The e-service office will scan and transmit the file to the Municipality which will assign an inspector to come and check that there have been no breaches to the construction permit. The inspector files a no-breach report at the municipality.

The building completion certificate must be signed by:

  • The Head of Issuing Permission
  • The Head of Technical Supervision
  • Deputy for Urban Planning
  • The District Mayor

Once all signatures are obtained, the approved building completion certificate is transmitted back to the relevant e-service office who will notify BuildCo.

Time and cost: 1 day, no charge

Receive final inspection

Agency: Municipality

Time and cost: 1 day, no charge

Obtain building completion certificate

Agency: E-service office

The cost for the building completion certificate is IRR 3670 per sqm. Payment is made using an ATM card in POS system available in the e-service offices. Payment for the completion certificate must be made at the same time that the construction permit is requested.

Time and cost: 1 day, IRR 3,472,602