Construction Permission

File an affidavit with the Clerk of Court

Agency: Court

A signed certified copy of an affidavit filed with the Clerk of Court is required to state where the funds for construction originate.

Time and cost: 1 day, no charge

Request and obtain a consultation letter from the Historical Preservation Office

Agency: Historical Preservation Office (Ministry of Internal Affairs)

BuildCo must fill out an application form to obtain a permit from the Historical Preservation Office (HPO). If the project is likely to cause problems, the HPO may visit the site during the building process. Builders must report to the authority anything they find.

The documents to be filed are the land lease, the land owner’s permission to build, the plans/drawings, and a description of the activities that will take place in the building. The application fee must be paid at the time of filing.

Time and cost: 1 day, USD 100

Request and obtain a Development activity permit from the Environmental Protection Agency

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency

BuildCo must submit a completed application form. The documents to file are the HPO permit, the lease, the landowner’s permission and the plans/drawings. The application fee must be paid at the time of filing. There are three different types of permits, based on the type of the project: minor permit, coastal permit, and major permit. The type of warehouse featured in the Doing Business case study would require a major permit.

At this time, BuildCo also requests the water and sewage connection from EPA.

For large projects that might have a negative environmental impact, the builder must file an environmental protection assessment report which may take months.

Time and cost: 20 days, USD 5,000

Receive excavation inspection

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency

Time and cost: 1 day, no charge

Apply for water and sewage connection with the Majuro Water and Sewer Company

Agency: Majuro Water and Sewer Company

The documents that must be filed to apply for a water and sewage connection are a copy of land lease and the HPO and EPA permits.

Time and cost: 1 day, no charge

Receive inspection and estimate from the Majuro Water and Sewer Company

Agency: Majuro Water and Sewer Company

Time and cost: 1 day, no charge

Connect to water and sewage services

Agency: Majuro Water and Sewer Company

The connection takes place after BuildCo pays the fees.

Time and cost: 13 days, USD 35