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Dealing with Construction Permits in

Guinea

Below is a detailed summary of the procedures, time and costs to build a warehouse in Guinea. 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

    Obtain cadastre extract

    Agency: Cadastre

    7 days GNF 150,000
    2

    Obtain a copy of the property title

    Agency: Legal Clerk, Notary, or Huissier de Justice

    2 days GNF 50,000
    3

    Obtain geological and geotechnical survey

    Agency: BGGA

    10 days GNF 650,000
    4

    Obtain building permit

    Agency: Direction Nationale de l’Architecture et de la Construction

    The application is addressed to the Ministry of Urban Planning and Housing. The dossier contains the following documents:
    • Request to the Minister, Ministre de l'Urbanisme, the Governor of the city, or to the Mayor- Maire de la Commune according to the building use and the location
    • Property title (Titre foncier, décrêt, arrêté ou bail)
    • Architectural and technical plans (structure, installations électriques and hydrosanitaires); the descriptive document of the project prepared by an architect office, and the soil analysis.

    If BuildCo does not follow up on the application, the building permit will not be granted. A person within BuildCo needs to be assigned to follow up on the application daily.

    90 days GNF 1,300,000
    5

    Receive on-site inspection from the Direction Nationale de l’Aménagement du Territoire et de l’Urbanisme upon commencement of construction

    Agency: Direction Nationale de l’Aménagement du Territoire et de l’Urbanisme

    1 day no charge
    6

    Receive on-site inspection from the Direction Nationale de l'Architecture et de la Construction upon commencement of construction

    Agency: Direction Nationale de l’Architecture et de la Construction

    1 day no charge
    7

    Receive on-site inspection from the Municipal Tax Authority (Service des Impots de la Commune)

    Agency: Service des Impots de la Commune

    The Municipal Tax Authority (Service des Impots de la Commune) inspects the site to ensure that BuildCo is paying the withholding taxes on its workers' salaries.

    1 day no charge
    8

    Receive on-site inspection from the Local Health Service (Service de Salubrité) - I

    Agency: Local Health Service (Service de Salubrité)

    The Local Health Service (Service de Salubrité) inspects the site every 2 weeks. The agency may visit as often as every week depending on the project.

    1 day no charge
    9

    Receive on-site inspection from the Local Health Service (Service de Salubrité) - II

    Agency: Local Health Service (Service de Salubrité)

    The Local Health Service (Service de Salubrité) inspects the site every 2 weeks. The agency may visit as often as every week depending on the project.

    1 day no charge
    10

    Receive on-site inspection from the Local Health Service (Service de Salubrité) - III

    Agency: Local Health Service (Service de Salubrité)

    The Local Health Service (Service de Salubrité) inspects the site every 2 weeks. The agency may visit as often as every week depending on the project.

    1 day no charge
    11

    Receive on-site inspection from the Local Health Service (Service de Salubrité) - IV

    Agency: Local Health Service (Service de Salubrité)

    The Local Health Service (Service de Salubrité) inspects the site every 2 weeks. The agency may visit as often as every week depending on the project.

    1 day no charge
    12

    Receive on-site inspection from the Local Health Service (Service de Salubrité) - V

    Agency: Local Health Service (Service de Salubrité)

    The Local Health Service (Service de Salubrité) inspects the site every 2 weeks. The agency may visit as often as every week depending on the project.

    1 day no charge
    13

    Receive on-site inspection from the Local Health Service (Service de Salubrité) - VI

    Agency: Local Health Service (Service de Salubrité)

    The Local Health Service (Service de Salubrité) inspects the site every 2 weeks. The agency may visit as often as every week depending on the project.

    1 day no charge
    14

    Receive on-site inspection from the Local Health Service (Service de Salubrité) - VII

    Agency: Local Health Service (Service de Salubrité)

    The Local Health Service (Service de Salubrité) inspects the site every 2 weeks. The agency may visit as often as every week depending on the project.

    1 day no charge
    15

    Receive on-site inspection from the Local Health Service (Service de Salubrité) - VIII

    Agency: Local Health Service (Service de Salubrité)

    The Local Health Service (Service de Salubrité) inspects the site every 2 weeks. The agency may visit as often as every week depending on the project.

    1 day no charge
    16

    Receive on-site inspection from the Local Health Service (Service de Salubrité) - IX

    Agency: Local Health Service (Service de Salubrité)

    The Local Health Service (Service de Salubrité) inspects the site every 2 weeks. The agency may visit as often as every week depending on the project.

    1 day no charge
    17

    Receive on-site inspection from the Local Health Service (Service de Salubrité) - X

    Agency: Local Health Service (Service de Salubrité)

    The Local Health Service (Service de Salubrité) inspects the site every 2 weeks. The agency may visit as often as every week depending on the project.

    1 day no charge
    18

    Receive on-site inspection from the Local Health Service (Service de Salubrité) - XI

    Agency: Local Health Service (Service de Salubrité)

    The Local Health Service (Service de Salubrité) inspects the site every 2 weeks. The agency may visit as often as every week depending on the project.

    1 day no charge
    19

    Receive on-site inspection from the Local Health Service (Service de Salubrité) - XII

    Agency: Local Health Service (Service de Salubrité)

    The Local Health Service (Service de Salubrité) inspects the site every 2 weeks. The agency may visit as often as every week depending on the project.

    1 day no charge
    20

    Receive on-site inspection from the Local Health Service (Service de Salubrité) - XIII

    Agency: Local Health Service (Service de Salubrité)

    The Local Health Service (Service de Salubrité) inspects the site every 2 weeks. The agency may visit as often as every week depending on the project.

    1 day no charge
    21

    Receive on-site inspection from the Local Health Service (Service de Salubrité) - XIV

    Agency: Local Health Service (Service de Salubrité)

    The Local Health Service (Service de Salubrité) inspects the site every 2 weeks. The agency may visit as often as every week depending on the project.

    1 day no charge
    22

    Receive on-site inspection from the Local Health Service (Service de Salubrité) - XV

    Agency: Local Health Service (Service de Salubrité)

    The Local Health Service (Service de Salubrité) inspects the site every 2 weeks. The agency may visit as often as every week depending on the project.

    1 day no charge
    23

    Receive final inspection and certificate of conformity (certificat d'habilité)

    Agency: Direction Nationale de l’Architecture et de la Construction

    According to Article 25 of Decree D/95/312/PRG/SGG of November 9, 1995, the construction must be supervised by the architect and the engineer who established the plans. And Article 28 states that the owner or the contractor must request this final inspection and obtain a certificate of conformity (certificat d’habilité).

    7 days GNF 700,000
    24

    Register warehouse with the Ministère de la Construction, de l'Urbanisme et Habitat

    Agency: Ministère de la Construction, de l'Urbanisme et Habitat

    Real estate taxes and the occupancy tax (tax à l' occupation) of GNF 300,000.00 (paid only once) must be paid after construction is finished.

    1 day GNF 300,000
    * 25

    Request water connection

    Agency: Guinea Water Company (SEG)

    1 day no charge
    26

    Receive inspection by water company

    Agency: Guinea Water Company (SEG)

    1 day no charge
    27

    Obtain water connection

    Agency: Guinea Water Company (SEG)

    36 days GNF 250,000

    * Takes place simultaneously with previous procedure.

  • Measure of quality
    Answer Score
    Building quality control index (0-15) 8.5
    Quality of building regulations index (0-2) 1.5
    How accessible are building laws and regulations in your economy? (0-1) Free of charge; Not easily accessible. 0.5
    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; Required preapprovals. 1.0
    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) 2.0
    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. 2.0
    Do legally mandated final inspections occur in practice? (0-1) Final inspection does not always occur in practice. 0.0
    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)  No party is held liable under the law. 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) 2.0
    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) University degree in architecture or engineering; Being a registered architect or engineer. 1.0
    What are the qualification requirements for the professional who supervises the construction on the ground? (0-2) University degree in engineering, construction or construction management; Being a registered architect or engineer. 1.0