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- Where a plot of land is classified as agricultural land and is to be used for non-agricultural purposes, an application for a Land conversion permit should be made to the Ministry of Agro Industry and Food Security
- A Morcellement Permit is required from the Ministry of Housing and Lands for the division of a plot of land into two or more lots. Application is made on the National Electronic Licensing System (NELS).
For some specific projects, an Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) or a Preliminary Environmental Report (PER) is required from the Ministry of Social Security, National Solidarity and Environment and Sustainable Development
Prior to starting the construction, a Building and Land Use Permit (BLUP) from the relevant Local Authority is necessary. Application for a BLUP is made on the NELS. The BLUP is issued within 14 working days.
- Local Authorities would automatically seek clearance from the Central Water Authority (CWA), Central Electricity Board (CEB) and Watewater Management Authority (WMA) upon application.
- No clearance from CWA, CEB and WMA is required for plots found in Morcellements.
- CWA, CEB and WMA processing fees for plan approvals have been waived
- Post-construction checklist :
- Once a construction is completed
- The Local Authority needs to be notified of completion of construction on the NELS.
- A compliance certificate is issued within 5 days by the principal agent who is either a registered engineer or a registered architect.
An Occupation Certificate is issued on the NELS within 5 days following submission of the Clearance certificate issued by the principle agent