Malaysia

Dealing with Construction Permits in

Malaysia

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

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  • STANDARDIZED WAREHOUSE

  • Estimated cost of construction: MYR 1,597,225
  • City: Kuala Lumpur
No. Procedure Time to Complete Associated Costs
1 Submit and obtain development approval through OSC
Agency: Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s One Stop Centre (OSC)

Builders can now apply for construction permits through OSC 1Submission (single entry). OSC will then refer the submissions to the Planning Department, Building Department, Engineering Department, Fire and Rescue Department, Sewerage Agency and Water Agency.

OSC will issue the development approval (planning approvals, building approvals, engineering approvals, fire safety plan endorsements, water approvals, and sewerage works approvals) to the builder. While all forms can be obtained online at jprb.dbkl.gov.my/Pentadbir/MuatTurunBorangOSC/MTBorang11.asp, the filing must still be done in person at the OSC.

BuildCo will submit and obtain approval through OSC for the following documents:
• Planning plan
• Building plan
• Engineering plan (earthwork, road & drainage plan, road excavation permit, and street lighting plan)
• Landscape plan
• Water supply plan
• Sewerage plan
• Infrastructure communication plan
• Fire safety plan

The estimated processing fees are as follows:
1. Planning plan = MYR 400
2. Building plan = MYR 1,300
3. Engineering plan = MYR 100
4. Water supply plan = MYR 1,000
5. Sewerage planning and design approval = MYR 300 (MYR 150 for sewerage planning approval and MYR 150 for sewerage design approval – Fee schedule 2 Part II of the Water Services Industry Act of 2006, Rules of 2006. Development between 11PE and 150PE)
30 days MYR 3,100
2 Submit pre-construction notifications to OSC
Agency: Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s One Stop Centre (OSC)

Under OSC 1Submission, all notifications are submitted via OSC. OSC will then distribute notifications to the relevant agencies such as:
• Building Department (B Form - notification to start building work)
• Engineering Department (B Form - notification to start earthwork)
• Sewerage Certifying Agency (IWK) (PDC 6 Form - notification to start sewerage work)
1 day MYR 120
3 Request final utilities inspections through OSC
Agency: Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s One Stop Centre (OSC)

Under OSC 1Submission, the builder has to request for inspections via OSC. OSC will arrange and coordinate inspections and connections schedule with relevant agencies:

1. Water inspection = MYR 30.00
2. Sewerage inspection = MYR 300 (Cost for the final inspection - Fee schedule 2 Part II of the Water Services Industry Act of 2006)
3. Fire safety inspection = MYR 312.5
1 day MYR 643
4 Receive road and drainage inspection
Agency: Engineering Department of CHKL

Once the road and drainage works have been completed, BuildCo will request the road and drainage clearance letter from the Engineering Department of CHKL. BuildCo must also submit a construction report notification. By signing form G-17, the engineer certifies that all works were carried out according to regulations. Form G-17 is then filed along with Form F (Certificate of Completion and Compliance) via OSC to the Engineering Department.
1 day no charge
* 5 Receive sewage final inspection
Agency: Sewerage Certifying Agency (IWK)

The Sewerage Certifying Agency (IWK) will carry out an inspection of the sewerage system and issue BuildCo a clearance letter for sewerage.
1 day no charge
* 6 Receive water final inspection
Agency: Water Authority SYABAS

The Water Authority (SYABAS) will conduct an on-site inspection of the works and make the connection to the public pipe.
1 day no charge
7 Obtain road and drainage clearance letter
Agency: Engineering Department of CHKL

A date for the inspection will be set prior to the issuance of clearance letter for the road and drainage work.
12 days no charge
* 8 Obtain sewage clearance letter and sewerage connection
Agency: Sewerage Certifying Agency (IWK)

Once the inspection has been carried out, a clearance letter is issued to the Builder. The sewage clearance letter is needed in order for the engineer to issue the Certificate of Completion and Compliance (CCC).
12 days MYR 15,972
9 Submit water test and commissioning (T&C) report
Agency: Water Authority SYABAS

BuildCo will prepare the water testing and commissioning report and submit it to SYABAS. This document is required to obtain the clearance letter from SYABAS.
11 days no charge
10 Obtain water clearance letter and water connection
Agency: Water Authority SYABAS

The Water Authority (SYABAS) will issue a clearance letter to BuildCo and install the water meter. This will complete the water connection process.
1 day MYR 1,600
11 Receive fire safety inspection
Agency: Fire and Rescue Department

Fire and Rescue Department will carry out fire safety inspection
1 day no charge
12 Obtain fire safety clearance letter
Agency: Fire and Rescue Department

Fire and Rescue Department will issue the fire clearance letter to the builder.
12 days no charge
13 Builder’s principal submitting person files the certificate of completion and compliance (CCC)
Agency: Building Department and Board of Architect via OSC

BuildCo's Principal Submitting Person (the professional architect or engineer responsible for the project) will issue the Certificate of Completion and Compliance (Form F), enabling the warehouse to be occupied. Two copies of Form F and Forms G1-G21 must be submitted to the Building Department and to the Board of Architect via OSC.
1 day no charge
* Takes place simultaneously with another procedure.

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