Construction Permission

Obtain technical conditions from the Water Authority SYABAS

Agency: Water Authority SYABAS

The principal submitting person (PSP), representing BuildCo, will visit the Water Authority SYABAS to obtain the technical conditions for the design of the water reticulation plans, to identify tap in points and to ensure that they are in compliance with regulations. While this procedure is not mandatory, it is commonly done in practice. The information can be collected in person at the office of the Water Authority.

Time and cost: 2 days, no charge

Submit and obtain development approval through OSC

Agency: Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s One Stop Centre (OSC)

BUnder the OSC 1Submissions, all notifications are submitted via OSC. OSC will distribute the notifications to relevant agencies:

  • Building Department at Kuala Lumpur City Hall
  • Engineering Department at Kuala Lumpur City Hall
  • Water Authority SYABAS
  • Department of Occupational, Safety and Health – submit JKJ 103 Form (Notification in respect of building operation and works of engineering) under s.67 Occupational, Safety and Health Act 1994
  • Sewerage Certifying Agency (IWK)
  • Fire and Rescue Department

The Fire and Rescue Department first reviews the building and architectural plans, as well as the development plan (passive study), which takes 14 working days. The occupancy load calculation must be indicated in the drawings, as well as the scale of the building and the volume of the building (in order to define the access to the building by the Fire and Rescue Department). Once those are approved, the Fire and Rescue Department will review the mechanical and electrical plans (active study) if applicable, which takes another 14 working days.

Once the project is endorsed by each authority, the file will be referred to a technical review board meeting where the project is either (i) approved; (ii) approved with conditions; or (iii) rejected. The applicant is notified of the decision immediately after.

Time and cost: 30 days, MYR 3,600

Submit pre-construction notifications to OSC

Agency: Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s One Stop Centre (OSC)

Under the OSC 1Submissions, all notifications are submitted through the OSC. OSC will distribute the notifications to relevant agencies:

  • Building Department at Kuala Lumpur City Hall
  • Engineering Department at Kuala Lumpur City Hall
  • Water Authority SYABAS
  • Department of Occupational, Safety and Health – submit JKJ 103 Form (Notification in respect of building operation and works of engineering) under s.67 Occupational, Safety and Health Act 1994
  • Sewerage Certifying Agency (IWK)

Time and cost: 1 day, no charge

Request final utilities inspections through OSC

Agency: Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s One Stop Centre (OSC)

Under OSC 1Submission, the builder must request the relevant inspections via the OSC. The OSC will arrange and coordinate inspections and the connections schedule with the relevant agencies. For low-risk buildings the Engineering Department, the Water Authority and the Fire and Rescue Department will inspect the building independently. The OSC can also coordinate inspections with the electrical utility company if requested. For high-risk buildings the inspection with the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) is also mandatory.

For buildings with an occupation of more than 150 person equivalents, the Sewerage Authority will also conduct an inspection, which is also coordinated by the OSC. The inspections typically take place between one and two weeks after they are requested.

For buildings with an occupation of less than 150 person equivalents, the sewerage connection works must be completed by a licensed plumber and no inspection is performed by IWK. Once the works are completed, the applicant must present a self-declaration that the engineer in charge of the sewerage works completed the works according to the applicable sewerage regulations and complying with standards. The OSC collects the relevant forms and as-built plans of the sewerage works completed and requests IWK to file a clearance letter.

The fees for the case study warehouse are as follows:

  • First inspection: MYR 1 (if there is a need for a second inspection, the fee would be an additional MYR 100)
  • Fire extinguisher: MYR 5 per extinguisher (approximately 3 extinguishers would be required for the case study warehouse, determined by the following formula: [total area * 0.065] / 27)
  • Sprinkler system: MYR 0.50 per sprinkler (approximately 224 sprinklers would be required for the case study warehouse, with about 16 sprinklers required per every 1,000 sq. ft.)
  • Hose rail: MYR 5 per hose rail (one hose rail required per every 30 m of the front of the building for each floor)
  • Fire alarm: MYR 5 per fire alarm (at least 2 would be required for the case study warehouse)
  • Hose rail pump: MYR 50 per pump (at least 2 would be required for the case study warehouse)
  • Sprinkler pump: MYR 50 per pump (at least 3 would be required for the case study warehouse)
  • Fire hydrants: MYR 100 (fixed fee)
  • Fire door: MYR 1

Time and cost: 1 day, MYR 24,235.17

Receive final inspection from water utility

Agency: Water Authority SYABAS

The Water Authority (SYABAS) will conduct an on-site inspection of the works and make the connection to the public pipe. If the works are found to be in compliance, the release letter is sent to the OSC the following day.

Time and cost: 1 day, no charge

Receive fire safety inspection

Agency: Fire and Rescue Department

The Fire and Rescue Department will carry out a fire safety inspection. If the works are found to be in compliance, the release letter is sent to the OSC the following day.

Time and cost: 1 day, no charge

Obtain clearance letters from OSC – single window

Agency: Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s One Stop Centre (OSC)

The OSC will consolidate clearance letters from five departments and authorities:

  • The Fire and Rescue Department
  • The Water Department
  • The Sewerage Certifying Agency
  • The Engineering Department
  • The Electric Utility Company

Once ready, BuildCo will pick them up from the OSC counter – single window in order to compile for the final submission of documents.

Time and cost: 13 days, no charge

Builder’s principal submitting person files the certificate of completion and compliance (CCC)

Agency: Building Department and Board of Architect via OSC

BuildCo’s Principal Submitting Person (the professional architect or engineer responsible for the project) will issue the Certificate of Completion and Compliance (Form F) enabling the warehouse to be occupied. Two originals of Form F and Forms G1-G21 must be submitted to the Building Control Department at Kuala Lumpur City Hall. All forms must be signed by the specialist, the contractor and the principal submitting person. The City Hall will then send one of the submitted copies to either the Board of Architects or the Board of Engineers.

Time and cost: 1 day, no charge

Obtain water connection

Agency: Water Authority SYABAS

Once the Water Authority (SYABAS) has issued a clearance letter to BuildCo, it will set an appointment and install the water meter after the issuance of the Certificate of Completion and Compliance by the Principal Submitting Person (PSP). This will complete the water connection process.

Time and cost: 3 days, MYR 1,600