Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning
 
Construction

 

BUILDING GUIDE
 

If you own land or an existing building, you should first check whether and what kind of construction or reconstruction is allowed. The first step you need to do is to check the purpose of the plot in the spatial plan of your municipality or city. The representative body of the local government, municipal council or city council adopts a spatial plan after a public debate has been carried out.

Contact the competent office for construction and physical planning in your area for more information about what in a particular area is allowed to be built, and what is not allowed, that is, which permits need to be obtained. More information...


Physical Planning

 

EXPERT CONFERENCE ON 'URBAN REGENERATION STRATEGIES'
 

09 and 10 June 2016 the Croatian Institute for Spatial Development organised the expert conference on 'Urban Regeneration Strategies', which was held in Zagreb, in the large lecture hall of the Faculty of Architecture, Kačićeva 26.
 

Minister of Construction and Physial Planning Lovro Kuščević, LL.B., addressed the conference in a welcome speech, whereupon Institute Director Irena Matković, M.Sc., opened the conference by a keynote address. 

Programme

 
Energy Efficiency

 

ENERGY CERTIFICATION OF BUILDINGS 
 

On the date of entry to the European Union the obligation commenced of issuing energy certificates for existing buildings or self-contained building units that are being sold, and as of 01 January 2016 there is the obligation of obtaining energy certificates also for buildings that are rented out or leased and have a total useful floor area of more than 50 m², or are a separate part of a building that has a total useful floor area of more than 50 m², regardless of the floor area of that particular part.
 

For those properties for which rent or lease contracts were concluded before 01 January 2016, energy certificates are not obligatory until the expire of the respective contractual obligations. Likewise, renting in this context shall not apply to the tourist activity, therefore providers of accommodation services in holiday flats, apartments and houses are not obliged to obtain energy certificates. More information...


Physical Planning

 

MINISTRY OF CONSTRUCTION AND PHYSICAL PLANNING PARTICIPATED IN THE INFORMAL MEETING OF EU MINISTERS RESPONSIBLE FOR URBAN MATTERS
 

On 30 May 2016 in Amsterdam, organized by the Dutch Ministry and under the Netherlands Chairmanship of minister Ronald Plasterk (Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations), a meeting of ministers responsible for urban matters was held. The Croatian representative at the meeting was deputy minister of construction and physical planning associate prof. Sandro Nižetić, Ph. D. During the meeting, a number of presentations were held, and the participants in the meeting, during round tables, presented the respective national positions. More...


Energy Efficiency

 

ENERGY RENOVATION OF BUILDINGS 
 

Significant financial savings are achieved by energy renovation of buildings, that is, by increase in energy efficiency. Energy audit implementation is the first step in the energy renovation of buildings.
 

The term „energy renovation“ implies, among other things, increasing the heat retention of the external building envelope, replacement of outer window and door frames and replacement or upgrading of the heating system. More information...

Information about open and closed national invitations and tenders can see on the website of the Fund for Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency


Press releases

 

MINISTER KUŠČEVIĆ HELD WORKING MEETING WITH CROATIAN BUSINESSMEN FROM THE DIASPORA
 

On Friday, 27 May 2016, Minister of Construction and Physical Planning Lovro Kuščević held a working meeting with Croatian businessmen from the diaspora, who informed him about their previous experiences when attempting to invest in Croatia.

Minister Kuščević informed the businessmen about the reform measures of the Croatian government aimed at strengthening the legal certainty of each investor, both large and small. In this regard, the Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning is preparing amendments of existing legislation that will be adopted by the Croatian Parliament by the end of this year. More information...


Information

 

MINISTER KUŠČEVIĆ: NETWORKING OF LAND BOOKS AND LAND SURVEY BOOKS "REFORM OF THE CENTURY"
 

2 May 2016 (Hina) - Construction and Zoning Minister Lovro Kuscevic on Monday announced the establishment of state administration for real estate as a result of merger of the state administration running land survey offices with land books offices within courts. Minister Kuscevic described these changes as a "the reform of the century".

The proposed changes aimed at streamlining the land records management are included in the National Reforms Programme adopted at the government session last week. The entire reform of land records management should be finalised by the end of 2020. More information...


Press releases

 

MINISTER KUŠČEVIĆ AT THE MARKING
OF THE '5TH EUROPEAN DAY OF GEODESY AND GEOINFORMATION' DEVOTED TO RUĐER JOSIP BOŠKOVIĆ – EUROPEAN SURVEYOR OF THE YEAR 2016   

 

On Friday, 22 April 2016 a ceremony marking the '5th European Day of Geodesy and Geoinformation' devoted to Ruđer Josip Bošković, European Surveyor of the Year 2016, will be held at the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts beginning at 2 p.m. The ceremony is held under the auspices of the European Parliament, the President of the Republic of Croatia Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, the Croatian Parliament and the Government of the Republic of Croatia.

Minister of Construction and Physical Planning Lovro Kuščević will attend the ceremony as special envoy of Prime Minister Tihomir Orešković. More information...


Information 

 

MEETING ON COOPERATION WITH MALAYSIA
IN THE FIELD OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY HELD AT THE MINISTRY   

 

7 April 2016 - A delegation of Malaysian state bodies competent for energy efficiency issues visited Croatia from Monday, 4, to Wednesday, 6 April 2016. The visit included a working meeting at the Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning, at which possibilities were discussed for exchange of experiences, expertise and technologies between the two countries in the field of energy efficiency increase in the buildings sector.

The Ministry presented to the Malaysian delegation the national Information system for energy management - ISGE. The application was developed through expert knowledge of Croatian experts within UNDP's project activities in the period from 2008 to 2013, and delivered to the State for its further use. More information...

 
Housing

 

PROPERTY VALUATION 
 

Property valuation in the Republic of Croatia is regulated by the Property Valuation Act (Official Gazette 78/2015) adopted on 3 July 2015 and in force since 25 July 2015.

Property valuation may only be performed by authorised persons: sworn court experts and sworn court valuers.

The Act deals exclusively with property market values, which are assessed by using three methods and seven procedures, and it stipulates also the manner of collecting data that valuers obtain by applying the prescribed methodology, thereupon evaluate the data and make further use thereof.  

The Ministry has developed the first stage of the Property Market Informational System, the 'eProperty' database, enabling authorised valuers and property agents simple access to useful information that is a good basis for their professional work. This database is important to ensure transparency of the property market. 


Information 

 

AMBASSADOR OF ALBANIA PAYS WORKING VISIT
TO MINISTRY OF CONSTRUCTION AND PHYSICAL PLANNING   

 

On Tuesday, 5 April 2016 the Minister of Construction and Physical Planning Lovro Kuščević held a working meeting with the Ambassador of Albania Ilir Melo. In a cordial and friendly atmosphere, traditional for the two countries, possibilities of fostering economic cooperation and exchange of experiences were discussed, especially in the field of urban development and building act issuance. Strategic transport and energy infrastructure projects of common interest were discussed.

The Ambassador of Albania presented Minister Kuščević with a draft Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of Urban Development between the Ministry of Urban Development of the Republic of Albania and the Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning of the Republic of Croatia, which the Croatian party will be glad to consider and deliver its position. More information...


Information 

 

AMBASSADOR OF BULGARIA PAYS VISIT TO MINISTER KUŠČEVIĆ
 

On Tuesday, 5 April 2016, the Minister of Construction and Physical Planning Lovro Kuščević received the visit of the Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria Tanyia Dimitrova.

The Ambassador informed the Minister of the previous activities on linking and twinning of municipalities and towns of Bulgaria and Croatia. As topics of mutual interest also the reform and merging of the cadastre and land registry, and the linking of the construction sector for purposes of joint operation on markets of third countries were highlighted. More information...


Regulations


PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION OF REGULATIONS

Provisional translation of regulations now available on the Ministry's website:
 

Building Act
Physical Planning Act
Building Inspection Act

 



 
 
 
     
 
 
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