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Dealing with Construction Permits

Below is a detailed summary of the procedures, time and costs to build a warehouse in Iran, Islamic Rep.. This includes obtaining necessary licenses and permits, completing required notifications and inspections and obtaining utility connections.

This information was collected as part of the Doing Business project, which measures and compares regulations relevant to the life cycle of a small- to medium-sized domestic business in 189 economies. The most recent round of data collection was completed in June 2014. Read the methodology.

 

  • STANDARDIZED WAREHOUSE
  • Estimated cost of construction: IRR 4,391,133,065
  • City: Tehran

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Procedure

Time to complete

Associated costs

 

1

 

Obtain land tax payment code
Agency: Ministry of Finance

 

 

0.5 days

 

No charge

 

2

 

Apply for zoning approval
Agency: E-service office

BuildCo must obtain zoning permission from the e-service office. BuildCo submits the request and the e-service officer scans the request and supporting documents into the system. An inspection is scheduled usually with a couple of days at most. By the third or fourth day, the inspector will enter the information about the site into the system and it is transferred electronically to the Municipality for approval. The Municipality will usually approve the location permit request within 1 -- 2 days and send the approval back to the relevant e-service office. BuildCo can obtain the location approval within 10 days of submitting the application.

The cost for the zoning approval is IRR 350.00 per sq. m. = IRR 450,000.00. Payment is made using an ATM card in POS system available in the e-service offices.

 

 

1 day

 

No charge

 

3

 

Receive site inspection
Agency: Municipality

 

 

1 day

 

No charge

 

4

 

Obtain zoning approval
Agency: E-service office

 

 

10 days

 

IRR 455,210

 

5

 

Request and obtain construction permit
Agency: Engineering and Technical Services Institution and Municipality

BuildCo submits the construction permit application through the e-service office. The e-service office will send the documents to the Municipality for approval. The application is reviewed and signed by the following people: Head of Masterplan (at the location approval stage), Head of Issuing Permission, Deputy of Urban and City Planning District, and the District Mayor. Once everyone has signed off, the approved application is sent back to the e-service office and the permit is issued.

Applicants are informed by email, SMS, or telephone that their applications have been approved. The whole process takes about 1 month.

The cost for the construction permit is IRR 8,500,000.00. Payment is made using an ATM card in POS system available in the e-service offices.

 

 

30 days

 

IRR  8,500,000

 

6

 

Hire an independent surveillance company
Agency: Surveillance Company

The design and supervision team provides technical supervision through an architectural engineer for the duration of the construction work and directs the workers in accordance with the plans. This team reports on all construction activities to the engineer.

 

 

1 day

 

No charge

 

7

 

Receive inspection from Municipality - I
Agency: Municipality

Construction work does not stop when the inspections take place.

 

 

1 day

 

No charge

 

8

 

Receive inspection from Municipality - II
Agency: Municipality

 

 

1 day

 

No charge

 

9

 

Receive inspection from Municipality - III
Agency: Municipality

 

 

1 day

 

No charge

 

10

 

Receive inspection from Municipality - IV
Agency: Municipality

 

 

1 day

 

No charge

 

11

 

Receive inspection from Municipality - V
Agency: Municipality

 

 

1 day

 

No charge

 

12

 

Apply for building completion certificate
Agency: E-service office

Upon completion of construction works, BuildCo must submit the site file containing all the inspection reports signed by the supervising engineer at each stage of construction to the e-service office. The e-service office will scan and transmit the file to the Municipality which will assign an inspector to come and check that there have been no breaches to the construction permit. The inspector files a no-breach report at the municipality.

The building completion certificate must be signed by:
• The Head of Issuing Permission
• The Head of Technical Supervision
• Deputy for Urban Planning
• The District Mayor

Once all signatures are obtained, the approved building completion certificate is transmitted back to the relevant e-service office who will notify BuildCo.

 

 

1 day

 

No charge

 

13

 

Receive final inspection
Agency: Municipality

 

 

1 day

 

No charge

 

14

 

Obtain building completion certificate
Agency: E-service office

The cost for the building completion certificate is IRR 860,000. Payment is made using an ATM card in POS system available in the e-service offices. Payment for the completion certificate must be made at the same time that the construction permit is requested.

 

 

1 day

 

IRR 860,000

 

15

 

Obtain water and sewerage connection
Agency: Tehran Water and Wastewater Company

The procedure for obtaining water and sewerage connection depends on the plans and the district.

 

 

270 days

 

USD 14,700

 



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