PROCEDURE TO GETTING A CONSTRUCTION PERMIT IN LAGOS STATE

Construction permits are written approvals issued by the local government agency that allows you or your contractor to proceed with your project

CHAMAN LAW FIRM

5/20/2022 2 min read

PROCEDURE TO GETTING A CONSTRUCTION PERMIT IN LAGOS STATE

When you decide to undertake a building project, sit down thinking on the style, color, and whether you'll need to engage the service of a contractor or architect. Here another important thing: Determining whether you will need a building permit from your start and if so, obtain it or make sure your contractor also do the needful.

WHAT IS A BUILDING PERMIT?

Building permits are written approvals issued by the local government agency that allows you or your contractor to proceed with construction or remodeling project on your property, whether residential or commercial property. This is done in order to ensure the safety of the work and its compliance with the requirements of Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development of Lagos State.

REQUISITE DOCUMENTS FOR PRE-CONSTRUCTION APPROVAL AND PERMIT IN LAGOS STATE

The following documents are required for processing the approvals and permit:

  1. original copies of architectural drawing duly stamped and sealed with a stamp endorsed by the Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON)

  2. 5 original copies of structural drawings duly signed, sealed and dated together with a letter of supervision from an engineer registered with the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), confirming that the building is constructed according to good standards and under the supervision of the engineer who will be responsible for any failures or defects on the project

  3. Calculation sheet for all the materials to be used for the project, duly signed by the COREN registered engineer

  4. Evidence of payment of assessment fees due on the application

  5. Certified true copy of title documents or confirmation letter from Lands Bureau in case title document process is on-going (i.e. certificate of occupancy, registered conveyance, governor's consent or letter of allocation)

  6. Letter of structural stability/integrity report duly signed by a COREN registered engineer (in case of a construction/renovation of an existing building)

  7. Original sun-print

  8. Survey plan Tenement rate or land use charge receipt, or sworn affidavit as to payment in lieu of receipts

  9. 2 passport photographs of the applicant(s)

  10. Copy of current tax clearance certificate or evidence of updated personal income tax payment of the applicant(s) or tax clearance certificate of 2 directors if applicant is a company Evidence of Pay As You Earn (P.A.Y.E) returns (where applicant is a company) Copy of certificate of incorporation (where the applicant is a company) Development levy receipt

  11. Site Photography

    THE PROCESS OF GETTING THE APPROVAL

In agreement with the Lagos State Urban and Regional Planning and Development Law 2010, the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development is responsible for Physical Planning, Urban Development, Urban Regeneration and building control policies of Lagos State.

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