Building permits made easier by the MME
You can now get certificates of completion and building permits via easier steps as the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) amends its online requirements. The revisions are meant to improve the electronic system and will be effective starting February 1st.
The developments in the electronic system include procedures for getting building permits and certificates of completion of construction. This also includes processes for service delivery, in co-ordination and co-operation with the General Directorate of Civil Defence at the Ministry of Interior, Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) as well as the Public Works Authority (Ashghal).
What are some of the various changes made to facilitate the procedures online? Among others, some of the revisions made include incorporating into the building permits system the application for connection to the sewage network. Prior to the amendments, telecommunications service providers must inspect at the stage of building completion—this rule has now been abolished. If an individual wishes to request for a certificate for the completion of construction, the fee for this has now been incorporated into the procedure for a higher rate of efficiency.
What are the permit procedures affected by the amendments? There will now be just one application from the engineering firm, designer, or owner when it comes to the application for a site board, as this has now been made a part of the building permit. The building permits system now also includes the survey report issuance procedure. With this report, the boundaries of the land will be marked to indicate what the license or building completion is for. This survey report can be submitted through the website of the building permit system. This will also include costs and fees incurred for the permits and the completion certificates.
Kahramaa can now also deliver its services to a new building without prior inspection. However, the institution must conform to the building plans as is the responsibility of the supervising engineer and the contractor.
The MME’s electronic system must now include all transactions and procedures needed for the construction. This involves all transactions and procedures as well as the required approvals in the State. The website provides a unified source for the consultant and the property owner when it comes to the completion of the building permits process.
Currently, the Ministry strives to continuously study the system in order to improve the efficiency of its services as well as the delivery of its various works for the nation. Convenience for all parties involved is of the utmost importance, with the process of issuing building permits and all the transactions completed as promptly as possible without delay.
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