Apply for and obtain a building permit from the Administration Unit Ljubljana
According to the amended Construction Act, the obligatory attachments to the application for the building permit are the project design (at least two copies) and the certificate of the right to build (i.e. excerpt for the land registry as a proof of ownership of the land). The project design must be prepared by the licensed architect. The project design includes data on location of the building, schemes, architectural plan, plan of building structures, plan on electrical installations, etc. The obligatory attachment to the application is a copy of all previously obtained approvals to the project solutions (please see Procedure 5 and 6).
The administrative unit issues the building permit if the following conditions are fulfilled:
– project design is completed in accordance with the applicable spatial plans
– project design is prepared by a licensed architect
– all required approvals have been obtained
– project design is prepared in accordance with the valid legislation
– contributions prescribed by law have been paid (i.e. administrative tax for the application for the building permit, public utilities charge, compensation for degradation of the environment)
– building will be furnished with the minimal standard of the utility services (i.e. electricity, water and sewage etc.).
The building permit is no longer valid if the investor fails to commence construction of the building in three years (two years in the case of the less complex constructions) from the date the building permit became final.
According to the law, the administrative unit shall issue a building permit in 2 months (60 days) from the day the application (including all obligatory attachments) was submitted. This can take longer in practice but official statistics show that the legal time limit of 60 days is a safe time estimate.
The cost depends on the value of the construction. The cost for building permit for a construction worth EUR 2 million, as it is in BuildCo’s case, is EUR 730.00.The method for calculating the cost for issuing the building permit is the same, only the limit has changed from EUR 417,292.61 to 420,000.00 EUR. For example, if the construction value is EUR 420,000.00, the administrative tax is EUR 3.88 for the application itself and EUR 567,20 for the building permit. If the value of the construction is higher than EUR 420,000.00, the administrative tax is EUR 3.88 for the application itself and 0,01 % of the construction value for the building permit (0,01 % of the value of the construction applies only to the value of the construction exceeding EUR 420,00.00, in addition EUR 619.72 that applies to the value of the construction up to EUR 420,000.00). The costs for the building permit for a construction worth EUR 2 million would therefore be:
– Admistrative tax for the application: EUR 3.55
– Administrative tax for the building permit: EUR 777,72.
Note (EUR 2,000,000.00 – EUR 420,000.00)× 0,01% + EUR 619.72= EUR 158 + EUR 619.72 = EUR 777,72
Agency: Administration Unit Ljubljana
Hire a geodesist company to conduct marking out before construction and after construction
BuildCo would be using the services of a licensed geodesist company or specialist before the construction and after the new building is completed. Before construction, BuildCo must ensure that the construction is marked out according to the building permit. A written notice stating the date and the place of marking out shall be sent to the municipal administration at least 8 days before commencement of the works. The associated cost depends on the size of the construction and on the number of corners (for example, for the building with 4 corners the price is between 370 and 700 EUR). This procedure is a prerequisite for the Technical Examination by the Administration Unit Ljubljana.
After construction, the company needs to undertake a new study and prepare a geodetic plan of the new state of the plot. The associated cost depends on the size of the construction and on the number of corners (for example, for the building with 4 corners the price is between 370 and 700 EUR). This segment came as reform under the Construction Act (2008).
Agency: Authorized Geodesist company
File the report of the construction site with the Labor Inspection
According to the regulations on labor safety at construction sites, BuildCo must prepare a report on the site and send it to the Labor Inspection at least 15 days before starting construction work.
Agency: Labor Inspection Agency