The Certificate of urban planning – what is it and when do you need it?

What is the urban planning certificate?

The urban planning certificate is the information document that lets the applicant know about the legal, economic and technical status of a building, the characteristics of the area in which the building is located (site), the urban planning requirements to be met, as well as the list of permits and agreements required to authorise the execution of construction works.

The urban planning certificate is drawn up in accordance with the provisions of the town planning documents (P.U.G., P.U.Z., P.U.D.) or of the land use plans, approved according to the law, for the territory on which the building is located, as well as other regulations in the field.

Why do we need such a certificate?

The urban planning certificate is mainly issued to authorise construction works and related installations, but also for the demolition of buildings.

In the case of the sale or purchase of property, the urban planning certificate provides important information about the town planning consequences of the legal transaction. In this case, applying for a urban planning certificate is optional.

The urban planning certificate can also be requested for the concession of land, the dismemberment, consolidation or separation of plots for the purpose of carrying out construction or infrastructure works and the creation of an easement over a property.

How to request this document?

The urban planning certificate is issued at the request of any applicant, natural or legal person, who may be interested in knowing the data and regulations to which the property is subject.

The necessary documents will be obtained from the beneficiary, i.e. OCPI. As a rule, the necessary documents are land registry extracts, 1:500 and 1:2000 topographical plans, endorsed by the Land Registry Office.

Documents required for the issue of the town planning certificate

– CI/BI/CUI owner and authorised representative – copy
– Power of attorney – original
– Property deeds – copy
– Existing land registry documentation, endorsed by OCPI – copy
– Land registration certificate – copy
– Land register extract for information, if applicable (can also be requested by the contractor) – copy
– Zoning plan at a scale of 1:500 and/or 1:2000 and/or 1:5000 – to be requested by the contractor – original
– Extract of cadastral plan on orthophoto plan (if applicable) – to be requested by the contractor – original
– Application for the issue of town planning certificates – original
– Proposal for demolition/removal – to be drawn up by the contractor – 3 original copies.


Deadline for obtaining OCPI documents:

– 5 working days – normal regime
– 2 working days – in emergency mode

Validity of the urban planning certificate:

The issuer of the planning certificate sets the validity period for between 6 and 24 months from the date of issue, depending on:
▪ the complexity of the investment and the urban characteristics of the area in which the building is located;
▪ the purpose for which it was requested;
▪ maintaining the validity of the provisions of the approved urban planning documents and land-use plans for the requested property.

What other documents can you obtain with our help:

  1. Urban planning certificate for:
    – the construction works
    – extravilan land
    – PUZ (zoning plan)
    – change of use of an area
    – information
  2. Energy certificates for housing, commercial and industrial premises
    3. Building construction certificate
    4. Tax roll update
    5. Obtaining town hall certificates
    6. AACR opinion.

How can Eurosurvey help you?

Documentation plays a key role in the start of construction projects. However, obtaining it is time-consuming and the necessary processes can be fraught with obstacles if you don’t have the necessary experience of working with state institutions. In this regard, to speed up the steps you can confidently request our services. We will help you to start the procedures for issuing OCPI BCPI documents and we will take care of every step so that, at the end, we will hand over the complete file.

With Eurosurvey bureaucracy is not an impediment, regardless of the procedure to be put into practice!

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Land surveyor/Survey and real estate Registration

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