Building Permits in Czech Republic: Procedure and Requirements

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What is it?

A Building Permit is a type of authorization that must be granted by a government or other regulatory body before the construction of a new or existing building can legally occur. It ensures that the project plans to comply with local standards for land use, zoning, and construction.

Who needs it?

Any individual or entity planning to carry out construction work, whether it involves new construction, extensions, renovations, or restructuring of an existing building, in the Czech Republic.


  1. Establish building project plans with a licensed architect or engineer.
  2. Submit a Planning Application to the relevant Municipal Authority (Obecní úřad). This application should include site plans, elevations and sections of both existing and proposed buildings, and other related documentation.
  3. Upon approval of the planning application, in compliance with the local plans, submit a Building Permit application.
  4. The Building Permit application is reviewed by multiple government agencies (e.g., fire department, health department, etc.).
  5. Upon approval of the Building Permit application, construction can commence.

Please note, process and requirements may vary by municipality and specific project. The above is an indicative procedure and it would be best to consult with the local Municipal Authority or a legal consultant.

Required Documents

  1. Application form for the Building Permit
  2. Site plan
  3. Architectural design of the building
  4. Drawings and designs of all structural, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical systems
  5. Proof of property ownership
  6. Consent documents, if necessary (e.g., from neighbors for certain types of construction)
  7. Other documents as per local regulations or specific project requirements

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Additional details

  • Consideration of construction regulations is important for not only obtaining the Building Permit but also avoiding potential legal and safety issues during construction.
  • It is often recommended to have a pre-consultation with the Municipal Authority to understand the specific requirements of your project.
  • Timelines for obtaining a Building Permit can vary significantly depending on the complexity of the project, accuracy of the documents submitted, and the workload of the governing body.
  • Costs related to obtaining a Building Permit can also vary depending on the locality, the size, and complexity of your project. These costs can include government fees, architect/engineer fees, and other related costs.


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