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 Company

  • Estimated Warehouse Value: MYR 2,000,000
  • City: Kuala Lumpur
No. Procedure Time to Complete Associated Costs
1 Submit and obtain Development Approval through 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 Department, Sewerage Agency, Water Agency and the Telecommunication Operators.
OSC will issue the development approval (Planning aprrovals, Building approvals, Engineering approvals, Fire safety plan endorsements, water approvals, sewerage works approvals and Telecommunications approvals) to the builder. While all forms can be obtained online at jprb.dbkl.gov.my/Pentadbir/MuatTurunBorangOSC/MTBorang11.asp, the filing has still to be done in person at the OSC.

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

Estimated Processing Costs
1. Planning plan = MYR 500.00
2. Building plan= MYR 1,300.
3. Engineering plan = MYR 100.00
4. Water supply plan = MYR 1,000.00
1. Submission to Local Authority through OSC
2. Obtain Development Order (DO) from Planning Department
3. Obtain Water Approval
4. Obtain Sewerage Approval
5. Obtain Fire Safety (Arch) Comment
6. Obtain Earthwork Approval
7. Obtain Road and Drainage Approval
8. Obtain Landscape Approval
9. Obtain Street Lighting Approval
10. Obtain MSMA and SPAH Approvals
11. Obtain Building Plan Approval
12. Obtain Fire Safety (M&E) Approval

Agency: Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s One Stop Centre (OSC)
61 days MYR 2,900
2 Submit pre-construction notifications to 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)

Agency: Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s One Stop Centre (OSC)
1 day no charge
3 Request final utilities inspections through 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. TELCO connection= MYR495.00
2. Water connection= MYR 30.00
3. Fire safety inspection = MYR 111.00

Agency: Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s One Stop Centre (OSC)
1 day MYR 636
4 Receive Road and Drainage Final Inspection

Once the road and drainage works has been completed, the builder will request the Road and Drainage clearance letter from the Engineering Department of CHKL. The builder has to submit a construction report notification and by signing form G 17, the Engineer certifies that all works were carried out according to regulations. Form G17 will be filed along with Form F (Certificate of Completion and Compliance (CCC) via OSC to the Engineering Department.
Agency: Sewerage Certifying Agency (IWK)
1 day no charge
5 Obtain Road and Drainage Clearance Letter

A date for the inspection will be set-up prior to the issuance of clearance letter for the road and drainage work
Agency: Sewerage Certifying Agency (IWK)
12 days no charge
6 Receive Sewage Final Inspection

The Sewerage Certifying Agency (IWK) will carry out an inspection of the sewerage system and issue to the builder a clearance letter for sewerage.
Agency: Sewerage Certifying Agency (IWK)
1 day no charge
7 Obtain Sewage Clearance Letter

Once the inspection has been carried out, a clearance letter is issued to the Builder. This clearance letter will allow the Engineer to issue the Certificate of Completion and compliance (CCC).
Agency: Sewerage Certifying Agency (IWK)
12 days no charge
8 Receive Fire Safety Final Inspection

Fire and Rescue Department will carry out fire safety inspection
Agency: Fire and Rescue Department
1 day no charge
9 Obtain Fire Safety Final Letter

Fire and Rescue Department will issue to the builder the clearance letter for fire safety
Agency: Fire Department
12 days no charge
* 10 Receive Water Inspection

Water Authority SYABAS will conduct an onsite inspection of the works and make the connection to the public pipe.
Agency: Water Authority SYABAS
1 day no charge
11 Submit Water Test and Commissioning (T&C) Report

Water Authority SYABAS will conduct an onsite inspection of the works and make the connection to the public pipe.
Agency: Water Authority SYABAS
11 days no charge
* 12 Obtain Water Clearance Letter

The Water Authority SYABAS will issue a clearance letter to the builder and install the water meter at the same time for water connection.
Agency: Water Authority SYABAS
1 day MYR 1,000
13 Builder’s Principal Submitting Person files the Certificate of Completion and compliance (CCC)

The Builder’s Principal Submitting Person (professional|architect) will issue Certificate of Completion and compliance (Form F - CCC) to the Builder/Owner and 2 copies of the CCC will be filed at the OSC for the Building Department (JRBB) and the Board of Architects/Engineers (LAM/LJM).
Agency: Building Department and Board of Architect via OSC.
1 day no charge
14 Obtain Water Connection


Agency: Water Authority SYABAS
1 day no charge
* 15 Obtain Telco Connection


Agency: Telekom Malaysia (Telco)
15 days no charge
* Takes place simultaneously with another procedure.

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