Procedure How to apply for planning permission

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Direction de la Prospective, de l'Urbanisme et de la Mobilité

23, Avenue Albert II

BP 609
MC 98013 - MONACO Cedex

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Direction de la Prospective, de l'Urbanisme et de la Mobilité

23, Avenue Albert II

BP 609
MC 98013 - MONACO Cedex

Opening Hours : from 08h30 to 12h00 and from 13h30 to 17h30 from Monday to Friday

Phone : (+377) 98 98 22 99

Fax : (+377) 98 98 88 02

Send us an email
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Principle and conditions

Building work and applications for building work are governed by the Planning Regulations for Building Work and Highways, established by the  Sovereign Ordinance No. 3.966 of 10 October 2012 modifying and supplementing the provisions of the Sovereign Ordinance no. 3.647 of 09 September 1966 concerning urban development, building and road works, amended

The following work is subject to planning permission:

  • Building, excavation or demolition
  • Modifications to the interior or exterior of existing buildings 

Improvement works with no modification of the interior layout of the dwelling or premises do not require planning permission.

Other work requires an application file to be compiled requesting planning permission, signed by an architect registered with the Association of Architects of the Principality of Monaco  (L'Ordre des Architectes de la Principauté de Monaco).

Requests for authorisation to carry out the work must mention the surnames, forenames and address of the applicant and proof of the nature of the work.

Depending on the intended use of the premises covered by the application (professional premises or premises where the public are received), the application may have to be submitted to the Technical Commission for Health, Safety and Environmental Protection.

The supporting documents to be attached to each request vary according to the type of work envisaged.

1

Proving ownership

You must provide proof of ownership of the land to be built on (document No. 1)

New buildings

2

Submitting the plans

  • A location plan (document No. 2)
  • A topographical plan showing, if relevant, the alignments requested in article 6 (document No. 3)
  • A site plan (document No. 4)
  • Longitudinal and transversal cross-sections, when the volumes are altered (document No. 5)
  • Elevations of the main front elevations and side elevations, if these are being created or modified (document No. 6)
  • A complete plan of all the levels or the level covered by the project (document No. 7)
  • A complete and detailed plan of the roof area, if this is being created or modified (document No. 8)
  • Documents showing the project in the context of its environment (document No. 9):
    • A digital 3D model, for new buildings
    • One or several photomontages and photographs of the current site
    • One or several samples of materials when the exterior appearance of the buildings is being modified

 

All the plans and drawings must be provided in conformity with the provisions of the Ministerial Decree no. 2012-595 of 10 October 2012 relating to the composition of the application file for the authorisation of work.

Note: applications concerning modifications to a project that has already been authorised and in the course of construction must mention, in a precise manner using the usual colour codes, the said work or said modifications, on two comparative plans, one of which must show the cancelled parts in yellow, and the other the newly planned parts in red.

3

Submitting an estimate

You must provide a cost estimate, excluding taxes, of the total cost of the projected work (document No. 16)

4

Describing the project

You should describe the project giving:

5

Planning the work

To facilitate carrying out the project, you must provide:

  • A provisional programme of work (document No. 14)
  • A note mentioning whether the work can make use of existing public service facilities (document No. 17)

6

Find out if there are any natural constraints

You must provide a note giving all the relevant information on the stability and resistance of the building to the effects of earthquakes in conformity with the provisions of the Ministerial Decree no. 2003-351 of 11 June 2003 pertaining to the classification of and to regulations concerning earthquake-resistant construction which are applicable to buildings (document No. 15).

If the work involves the structure of an existing building, a declaration from an inspection office stating that the work envisaged will not weaken the structure of the building with regard to its stability and resistance to earthquakes.

For all projects necessitating earthworks, you must provide a geological survey of the land (document No. 18).

With regard to the layout of parks or gardens, you should provide a note accompanied by a detailed plan showing the intended layout and the type and species of the planting envisaged (document No. 19).

7

Determine the safety measures to be implemented

You must provide a so-called "security" notice, summarising all the measures taken to meet security requirements in conformity with the Regulations on the safety of buildings (document No. 11)

8

Obtaining and completing the form

Complete the form "BATI1" and the form requesting the authorisation of work.

You can either:

9

Submitting the application

Four copies of the printed application must be provided, accompanied by all of the digital files in the computer formats DWG, Word, Excel or Jpeg, depending on the attachment concerned. Preferably, these files should be sent by means of a USB stick, CD-ROM or DVD-ROM in conformity with the provisions set out in the Ministerial Decree no. 2012-595 of 10 October 2012 relating to the composition of the application file for the authorisation of work.

The complete application should be handed in or sent to the the Department of Forward Studies, Urban Planning and Mobility.

10

Finalising your request

The request will be considered when the application file is complete and the supporting documents are in conformity with the provisions in force. 

One the application has been examined and if the outcome is favourable, the Government may ask you to provide documents giving proof of financial guarantees, using the “upon first demand” Guarantee template.

You can either : 

 

The work can only begin when it has been authorised by the Department of Forward Studies, Urban Planning and Mobility.

Once the work is complete, it is necessary to request an inspection visit in order to obtain definitive authorisation to occupy the premises.

Alterations of the interior layout of existing buildings

2

Submitting the plans

  • A location plan (document No. 2)
  • Longitudinal and transversal cross-sections, when the volumes are altered (document No. 5)
  • A complete plan of all the levels or the level covered by the project (document No. 7)

 

All the plans and drawings must be provided in conformity with the provisions of the Ministerial Decree no. 2012-595 of 10 October 2012 relating to the composition of the application file for the authorisation of work.

Note: applications concerning modifications to a project that has already been authorised and in the course of construction must mention, in a precise manner using the usual colour codes, the said work or said modifications, on two comparative plans. One of which must show the cancelled parts in yellow, and the other the newly planned parts in red.

3

Describing the project

You should describe the project giving:

  • A descriptive note giving all the relevant information and details of the projected work (document No. 12)

4

Planning the work

To facilitate carrying out the project, you must provide:

  • A provisional programme of work (document No. 14)

5

Find out if there are any natural constraints

You must provide a note giving all the relevant information on the stability and resistance of the building to the effects of earthquakes in conformity with the provisions of the Ministerial Decree no. 2003-351 of 11 June 2003 pertaining to the classification of and to regulations concerning earthquake-resistant construction which are applicable to buildings (document No. 15).

If the work involves the structure of an existing building, a declaration from an inspection office stating that the work envisaged will not weaken the structure of the building with regard to its stability and resistance to earthquakes.

6

Determine the safety measures to be implemented

You must provide a so-called "security" notice, summarising all the measures taken to meet security requirements in conformity with the Regulations on the safety of buildings (document No. 11)

7

Obtaining and completing the form

When a request involves alterations to an existing building, you should complete form "BATI2," as well as the form requesting authorisation for the work.

You can either:

 

Requests relating to alterations to the interior layout of existing buildings, with no change of use, do not require form "BATI2."

8

Submitting the application

Four copies of the printed application must be provided, accompanied by all of the digital files in the computer formats DWG, Word, Excel or Jpeg, depending on the attachment concerned. Preferably, these files should be sent by means of a USB stick, CD-ROM or DVD-ROM in conformity with the provisions set out in the Ministerial Decree no. 2012-595 of 10 October 2012 relating to the composition of the application file for the authorisation of work.

The complete application should be handed in or sent to the the Department of Forward Studies, Urban Planning and Mobility.

9

Finalising your request

The request will be considered when the application file is complete and the supporting documents are in conformity with the provisions in force.

One the application has been examined and if the outcome is favourable, the Government may ask you to provide documents giving proof of financial guarantees, using the “upon first demand” Guarantee template.

You can either: 

 

The work can only begin when it has been authorised by the Department of Forward Studies, Urban Planning and Mobility.

Once the work is complete, it is necessary to request an inspection visit in order to obtain definitive authorisation to occupy the premises.

Alterations to the exterior appearance of existing buildings

2

Submitting the plans

  • A location plan (document No. 2
  • A site plan (document No. 4)
  • Longitudinal and transversal cross-sections, when the volumes are altered (document No. 5)
  • Elevations of the main front elevations and side elevations, if these are being created or modified (document No. 6)
  • A complete plan of all the levels or the level covered by the project (document No. 7)
  • A complete and detailed plan of the roof area, if this is being created or modified (document No. 8)
  • Documents showing the project in the context of its environment (document No. 9):
    • One or several photomontages and photographs of the current site
    • One or several samples of materials when the exterior appearance of the buildings is being modified

 

All the plans and drawings must be provided in conformity with the provisions of the Ministerial Decree no. 2012-595 of 10 October 2012 relating to the composition of the application file for the authorisation of work.

Note: Projects involving work to existing buildings or alterations to a project that has already been authorised and in the course of construction must state, in a precise manner, the colours to be used and show the said work or said alterations, on two comparative plans. One of which must show the cancelled parts in yellow, and the other the newly planned parts in red.

3

Describing the project

You should describe the project giving:

4

Planning the work

To facilitate carrying out the project, you must provide:

  • A provisional programme of work (document No. 14)
  • A note mentioning whether the work can make use of existing public service facilities (document No. 17)

5

Find out if there are any natural constraints

You must provide a note giving all the relevant information on the stability and resistance of the building to the effects of earthquakes in conformity with the provisions of the Ministerial Decree no. 2003-351 of 11 June 2003 pertaining to the classification of and to regulations concerning earthquake-resistant construction which are applicable to buildings (document No. 15).

If the work involves the structure of an existing building, a declaration from an inspection office stating that the work envisaged will not weaken the structure of the building with regard to its stability and resistance to earthquakes.

For all projects necessitating earthworks, you must provide a geological survey of the land (document No. 18).

With regard to the layout of parks or gardens, you should provide a note accompanied by a detailed plan showing the intended layout and the type and species of the planting envisaged (document No. 19).

6

Determine the safety measures to be implemented

You must provide a so-called "security" notice, summarising all the measures taken to meet security requirements in conformity with the Regulations on the safety of buildings (document No. 11)

7

Obtaining and completing the form

Complete form "BATI2" and the form to request authorisation for the work. 

You can either:

8

Submitting the application

Four copies of the printed application must be provided, accompanied by all of the digital files in the computer formats DWG, Word, Excel or Jpeg, depending on the attachment concerned. Preferably, these files should be sent by means of a USB stick, CD-ROM or DVD-ROM in conformity with the provisions set out in the Ministerial Decree no. 2012-595 of 10 October 2012 relating to the composition of the application file for the authorisation of work.

The complete application should be handed in or sent to the the Department of Forward Studies, Urban Planning and Mobility.

9

Finalising your request

The request will be considered when the application file is complete and the supporting documents are in conformity with the provisions in force. 

One the application has been examined and if the outcome is favourable, the Government may ask you to provide documents giving proof of financial guarantees, using the “upon first demand” Guarantee template.

You can either: 

 

The work can only begin when it has been authorised by the Department of Forward Studies, Urban Planning and Mobility.

Once the work is complete, it is necessary to request an inspection visit in order to obtain definitive authorisation to occupy the premises.

Demolition

2

Submitting the plans

  • A location plan (document No. 2
  • A topographical plan showing, if relevant, the alignments requested in article 6 (document No. 3)
  • A site plan (document No. 4)
  • Documents showing the project in the context of its environment (document No. 9):
    • One or several photomontages and photographs of the current site

 

All the plans and drawings must be provided in conformity with the provisions of the Ministerial Decree no. 2012-595 of 10 October 2012 relating to the composition of the application file for the authorisation of work.

3

Submitting an estimate

You must provide a cost estimate, excluding taxes, of the total cost of the projected work (document No. 16)

4

Describing the project

You should describe the project giving:

  • A descriptive note giving all the relevant information and details of the projected work (document No. 12)

5

Planning the work

To facilitate carrying out the project, you must provide:

  • A provisional programme of work (document No. 14)
  • A note mentioning whether the work can make use of existing public service facilities (document No. 17)

8

Obtaining and completing the form

Complete the form requesting authorisation for the work

You can either:

9

Submitting the application

Four copies of the printed application must be provided, accompanied by all of the digital files in the computer formats DWG, Word, Excel or Jpeg, depending on the attachment concerned. Preferably, these files should be sent by means of a USB stick, CD-ROM or DVD-ROM in conformity with the provisions set out in the Ministerial Decree no. 2012-595 of 10 October 2012 relating to the composition of the application file for the authorisation of work.

The complete application should be handed in or sent to the the Department of Forward Studies, Urban Planning and Mobility.

8

Finalising your request

The request will be considered when the application file is complete and the supporting documents are in conformity with the provisions in force. 

The demolition work can only begin when it has been authorised by the Department of Forward Studies, Urban Planning and Mobility.

Last update: 24/10/2013

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