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  Application for A Permit To Carry Out Building Works

A permit to carry out building works must be applied jointly by the following parties:

a) the applicant, that is, the building owner or developer;
b) the qualified person who is responsible for the supervision of the works, namely the professional engineer and;
c) the builder who will carry out the works.

You can apply for a permit either together with your application for approval of structural plans or after obtaining the plan approval. The application shall be submitted to the BCA Central Counter.

A complete set of application for a permit comprises the following documents:

a) Application Form BEV/B1 which has to be completed in duplicate by the applicant, professional engineer, builder and site supervisor;
b) The form BEV/B1_Appendix 1 on Declaration on the Planning Approval Status of the Building Project which has to be completed by a qualified person, whoever is appropriate;
c) The form BEV/B1_Appendix 2 on Building Project Data for Research & Statistic Unit to be completed by a qualified person, whoever is appropriate; and
d) If the qualified site supervisor appointed by the professional engineer has not been accepted by the Commissioner of Building Control previously, an application Form BEV/B3_COW or Form BEV/B3_RE, depending on whether the site supervisor is a clerk-of-work or resident engineer respectively, has to be completed by the site supervisor and the professional engineer. On the other hand, if the qualified site supervisor has been accepted before, a copy of the Letter of Acceptance should be attached.

The Commissioner of Building Control will grant a permit, together with any terms or conditions to be imposed, to the applicant, builder, and professional engineer.

  Last updated on 01 October 2004
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