A building permit can be defined as a licence required to build a property or make structural alterations to a house or flat. It is issued on request by the Building Control, but before it is issued you must meet a number of conditions and go through the building procedure.
When you say construction management
The construction procedure is a process without which the permitting of most buildings simply cannot be done. It is conducted by the building authority and decides whether a building project can be implemented or under what conditions. It follows the planning procedure, where the building authority assesses whether the project complies with the zoning plan.
Building without a building permit?
The obligation to go through the construction procedure does not apply to all construction projects, as the Construction Act (Act No. 183/2006 Coll.) distinguishes three types of construction projects.
Plans requiring planning permission
If your renovation or construction will interfere with load-bearing structures, or if you exceed the conditions for notification of construction when building on land intended for housing, you must apply for a building permit, which is valid for 2 years and counts from its legal validity.
Buildings to be notified (intention where notification to the building authority is sufficient)
Building by notification applies to houses and warehouses up to certain dimensions.
- The condition is that the building for housing or recreation has a maximum of one underground floor up to a depth of 3 metres, two floors above ground and an attic.
- You can use it to modify existing buildings with extensions or additions, but you must maintain the depth and height parameters.
- You may make changes to the structure, but you may not alter its appearance or interfere with the supporting structures. The change must also not require an environmental impact assessment.
Did you know that building by notification has one big advantage over building permits? You can start building faster.
Plans for which no building permit or notification is required
Small buildings around the house such as greenhouses, swimming pools up to a certain size, masts, small agricultural buildings, retaining walls up to a height of 1 metre, fences up to a height of 2 metres, etc. can be built without permission or notification.