Occupancy permit

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Occupancy permit
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Occupancy permit is permission to use a facility (real estate) that meets the health and safety requirements and it has to be issued by the competent authority[1].

List of construction objects that require a occupancy permit

After completion of each construction carried out on the basis of a building permit, it is necessary to submit to the construction supervision authority a notification of completion of construction. This notification is tantamount to expressing the willingness to occupe a building object. The subject matter of the proceedings, initiated by the said notification, is the assessment whether the technical condition of the resulting facility allows its safe operation.

Permission for use must obtain the following objects[2]:

  • sports and recreation facilities, e.g. stadiums, amphitheaters, ski jumps and ski lifts, cable cars, outdoor pools, slides
  • buildings of culture, science and education, such as: theaters, operas, cinemas, museums, art galleries, libraries, archives, cultural centers, school and pre-school buildings, nurseries, children's clubs, boarding schools. dormitories and student houses, laboratories and research centers, meteorological and hydrological stations, observatories, zoological and botanical gardens
  • religious buildings, such as churches, chapels, monasteries, synagogues, mosques and funerary houses, crematoria
  • health care, social and welfare buildings such as: hospitals, sanatoriums, hospices, clinics, blood donation stations, veterinary clinics, social welfare homes, orphanages, pensioners 'homes, homeless shelters and workers' hotels
  • public administration buildings, ministries and central offices, local government and self-government administration, courts and tribunals, prisons and correctional houses, juvenile detention facilities, penitentiaries, pre-trial detention centers and construction facilities of the Armed Forces
  • other residential buildings
  • buildings for tourist and recreational accommodation, such as: hotels, motels, guest houses, holiday houses, tourist hostels;
  • sports and recreation buildings, such as: sports and entertainment halls, indoor swimming pools;
  • office and conference buildings;
  • trade, gastronomy and service buildings, such as: shops, shopping centers, department stores, market halls, restaurants, bars, casinos, discotheques, station buildings, garages of more than five positions
  • industrial buildings, such as: production buildings, serving energy, assemblies, factories, slaughterhouses
  • petrol stations
  • landfills
  • water management facilities, such as water and over-level reservoirs
  • road and railway bridges, such as: bridges, flyovers, footbridges, underpasses, viaducts, culverts, tunnels

Facility control

Prior to issuing the occupancy permit, the competent authority is required to carry out a mandatory inspection of the construction in order to determine its operation in accordance with the arrangements and conditions specified in the building permit.

The inspection includes checking[3]:

  • compliance of a building structure with a plot or area development project;
  • compliance of a building structure with an architectural and construction project
  • construction products particularly important for construction safety and fire safety
  • proper arrangement of the construction site


  1. (C. B. Roskey, (2012), p. 271)
  2. (B. Persaud, (2011), p. 165-172)
  3. (F. Liu, (2010), p. 134-137)


Author: Kristina Tyshchenko