Construction Permission

Request and obtain the property certificate and a copy of land plot plan

Agency: Municipality: Directorate of Cadaster

Copies are valid for 180 days and will be required for the building permit application.

Time and cost: 2 days, EUR 9

Obtain information on regulatory plan from Directorate of Urbanism

Agency: Municipality: Directorate of Urbanism

Before obtaining the terms of condition, BuildCo needs to first obtain information on the land plot to understand what is allowed for construction on the plot. Builders can obtain this information online by themselves, but they still submit request to the Directorate of Urbanism for “Information on Plan”, and receive a letter from Directorate confirming that for this particular plot of land, this type of construction is allowed.

Time and cost: 1 day, no charge

Request and obtain approval of compliance with technical and urbanistic requirements (terms of construction)

Agency: Municipality: Directorate of Urbanism

Authorities verify if the building can be constructed in the specific area and they check for compliance of the building’s design with the urban plan. In addition, the authorities will analyze the building plans to assess the compliance with security and technical construction norms.

Time and cost: 75 days, EUR 10

Obtain a geological study of the land plot

Agency: Licensed Private Company

BuildCo must obtain a soil test by a specialized organization. A report is prepared as a result of the survey, which is an important part of the project design and building permit application.

Time and cost: 5 days, EUR 300

Obtain a topographic study of the land plot

Agency: Private Licensed Company

BuildCo must obtain a land survey by a specialized organization. A report is prepared as a result of the topographic survey with a layout of the building and structure. The topographic and geological can be done at the same time.

Time and cost: 4 days, EUR 250

Hire an emergency engineer who prepares emergency design and submits it to Ministry of Internal Affairs for clearance

Agency: Ministry of Internal Affairs, Emergency Department

BuildCo must hire and ‘Emergency Engineer”, who prepares the emergency design and submits it them to the Emergency Department for assessment of compliance with safety norms. This engineers needs to be hired separately since BuildCo does not have such an expert in the team.

Time and cost: 7 days, EUR 400

Request and obtain initial clearance from water authority (Ujësjellësi Rajonal e Kosovës)

Agency: Ujësjellësi Rajonal e Kosovës

BuildCo must present water plans for assessment of compliance with safety norms.

Time and cost: 7 days, no charge

Request and obtain initial clearance from electricity utility (KEDS)

Agency: KEDS

Similar to the clearance from water department, BuildCo needs to obtain a clearance from electricity provider as well. This is required to prepare project documentations and obtain a building permit.

Time and cost: 7 days, no charge

Request and obtain the building permit from the Directorate of Urbanism

Agency: Municipality: Directorate of Urbanism

Buildco submits an application for a building permit, and usually receives the permit in two months.

Time and cost: 60 days, no charge

Pay municipal fees for the building permit at a commercial bank

Agency: Commercial Bank

BuildCo makes the payment only after the building permit application is reviewed. Once the application is approved, the builder is informed to make the payment at a local bank. For amounts exceeding EUR 10,000 customers can pay in three installments but need to give the bank a guarantee for the balance.

Time and cost: 1 day, EUR 8,454

Receive an inspection after completing the ground floor

Agency: Directorate of Urbanism

According to the Department of Urbanism of Prishtina Municipality, as per 2012 Construction Law, inspection is done for every slab/pouring of concrete. For BuildCo’s warehouse, therefore, three inspections will be required: for first slab (ground floor), second slab (second floor), and third slab (roof). There is no longer any requirement for commencement notification and the following procedure of location inspection.

Time and cost: 1 day, no charge

Receive an inspection after completing the first floor

Agency: Directorate of Urbanism

According to the Department of Urbanism of Prishtina Municipality, as per 2012 Construction Law, inspection is done for every slab/pouring of concrete. For BuildCo’s warehouse, therefore, three inspections will be required: for first slab (ground floor), second slab (second floor), and third slab (roof). There is no longer any requirement for commencement notification and the following procedure of location inspection.

Time and cost: 1 day, no charge

Receive an inspection after completing the roofing

Agency: Directorate of Urbanism

According to the Department of Urbanism of Prishtina Municipality, as per 2012 Construction Law, inspection is done for every slab/pouring of concrete. For BuildCo’s warehouse, therefore, three inspections will be required: for first slab (ground floor), second slab (second floor), and third slab (roof). There is no longer any requirement for commencement notification and the following procedure of location inspection.

Time and cost: 1 day, no charge

Request and connect to water and sewage services

Agency: Ujësjellësi Rajonal e Kosovës

The water utility company conducts external works and connects to water and sewage services.

Time and cost: 7 days, EUR 181

Receive a final inspection

Agency: Directorate of Urbanism

In order to obtain an occupancy permit, BuildCo needs to receive a final inspection. The experts from municipality and BuildCo’s engineer check the entire construction project, including electricity wiring, and only if there are no issues found, the expert team signs off the final inspection act.

Time and cost: 1 day, no charge

Request and obtain a usage permit

Agency: Municipality: Directorate of Urbanism

After each phase of construction, BuildCo’s engineer provides an inspection report, and all these inspection reports are compiled and submitted to Municipality for application of final inspection, upon which a usage permit is granted.

Time and cost: 38 days, no charge

Register property at the Directorate of Cadaster

Agency: Municipality: Directorate of Cadaster

In order to register the property, usage permit is required to be attached as well as a copy of the property certificate and lot plan map that is valid for 180 days. If validity has expired, it need to be obtained once again to be attached to the application.

Time and cost: 34 days, EUR 20

Receive inspection from the Directorate of Cadaster

Agency: Municipality: Directorate of Cadaster

Time and cost: 1 day, no charge