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Dealing with Construction Permits in

Georgia

Below is a detailed summary of the procedures, time and costs to build a warehouse in Georgia. 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 190 economies. The most recent round of data collection was completed in June 2016. Read the methodology.

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  • Measure of efficiency
    No. Procedure Time to Complete Associated Costs
    1

    Request and obtain terms of construction from Tbilisi Architecture at the Tbilisi Hall

    Agency: Tbilisi Architecture at the Tbilisi Hall

    Governmental Decree # 57 of March 24, 2009 on the Procedures and Conditions of Issuance of Construction Permit established that the Legal Entity of Public Law - Tbilisi Architecture under Tbilisi Hall has been created on the basis of Tbilisi Urban Planning Service. All applications regarding construction permits shall be submitted with Tbilisi Architecture. The process of obtaining construction permit is facilitated due to the introduction of online application system.

    15 days no charge
    2

    Request and obtain building permit from Tbilisi Architecture

    Agency: Tbilisi Architecture

    The cost is determined by the project value. According to Tbilisi Government Resolution No 2-21, as of February 28, 2008, the fee has been increased to GEL 1.00 per sq. m. and only the ground floor space is counted. Thus, the breakdown in the case considered here is 1300.6/2 x GEL 1.00 = GEL 650.30.

    According to GOG Resolution No. 57 as of March 24 2009, construction projects are classified into risk-based categories. Depending on the complexity of each category, different types of procedures are to be followed by applicants. The first category is the lowest risk, and the fifth is the most complex one. The Doing Business case study warehouse falls under category III, which does not require project expertise and entails a simplified process of approval that also excludes the need for approval of Architectural-Construction Design.

    5 days GEL 650
    3

    Receive an inspection during construction from the Tbilisi Supervisory Service Agency

    Agency: Tbilisi Supervisory Service Agency

    The Tbilisi Supervisory Service Agency will conduct inspections twice a year or at its discretion to check whether there are any deviation from the approved project.

    1 day no charge
    4

    Receive final inspection from the Tbilisi Supervisory Service Agency

    Agency: Tbilisi Supervisory Service Agency

    The Tbilisi Supervisory Service Agency will conduct a final inspection after the completion of construction.

    1 day no charge
    5

    Request and receive connection to water and sewage service

    Agency: Georgian Water and Power

    Having obtained the conditions from the water authority, BuildCo starts building the water and sewage pipes to the main water pipeline. Once there is a connection to the main pipeline, the inspector from private water company (Georgian Water and Power) comes to confirm the connection and sign the protocol.

    10 days no charge
    6

    Request and obtain exploitation of building construction from Tbilisi Supervisory Service Agency

    Agency: Tbilisi Supervisory Service Agency

    After the completion of construction and prior to registration at the Public Registry, BuildCo submits a request to the Department of Supervision of Tbilisi for a decision on completion/occupancy permission. The list of documents required for the submission are approved by the Resolution of Government of Georgia № 57 on March 24, 2009 "On the Procedures and Conditions of Issuance of Construction Permits", Article 96, Paragraph 3.

    15 days no charge
    7

    Register the building with the National Public Registry

    Agency: National Public Registry

    The company must submit the document obtained in the previous procedure and the exploitation permit. The time line is faster under the Georgian Law on Registration of Rights on Immovable Property (December 28, 2005).

    1 day GEL 150

  • Measure of quality
    Answer Score
    Building quality control index (0-15) 7.0
    Quality of building regulations index (0-2) 1.0
    How accessible are building laws and regulations in your economy? (0-1) Available online; Free of charge. 1.0
    Which requirements for obtaining a building permit are clearly specified in the building regulations or on any accessible website, brochure or pamphlet? (0-1) List of required documents; Fees to be paid. 0.0
    Quality control before construction index (0-1) 1.0
    Which third-party entities are required by law to verify that the building plans are in compliance with existing building regulations? (0-1) Licensed architect. 1.0
    Quality control during construction index (0-3) 2.0
    What types of inspections (if any) are required by law to be carried out during construction? (0-2) Inspections by in-house engineer; Unscheduled inspections. 1.0
    Do legally mandated inspections occur in practice during construction? (0-1) Mandatory inspections are always done in practice. 1.0
    Quality control after construction index (0-3) 3.0
    Is there a final inspection required by law to verify that the building was built in accordance with the approved plans and regulations? (0-2) Yes, final inspection is done by government agency; Yes, in-house engineer submits report for final inspection. 2.0
    Do legally mandated final inspections occur in practice? (0-1) Final inspection always occurs in practice. 1.0
    Liability and insurance regimes index (0-2) 0.0
    Which parties (if any) are held liable by law for structural flaws or problems in the building once it is in use (Latent Defect Liability or Decennial Liability)? (0-1)  Owner or investor. 0.0
    Which parties (if any) are required by law to obtain an insurance policy to cover possible structural flaws or problems in the building once it is in use (Latent Defect Liability Insurance or Decennial Insurance)? (0-1) No party is required by law to obtain insurance . 0.0
    Professional certifications index (0-4) 0.0
    What are the qualification requirements for the professional responsible for verifying that the architectural plans or drawings are in compliance with existing building regulations? (0-2) There are no specific requirements. 0.0
    What are the qualification requirements for the professional who supervises the construction on the ground? (0-2) There are no specific requirements. 0.0