Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning

Submission of applications for legalisation of buildings – new deadline on 30 June 2018

Pursuant to the Amendments to the Act on Proceeding with Illegally Built Buildings (Official Gazette 65/17)  the time period for submission of applications for legalisation has been reopened – until 30 June 2018.

The requirements for legalisation have remained the same, i.e., only those buildings can be legalised that have been developed, i.e., that are visible on the digital orthophoto map of the State Geodetic Administration prepared on the basis of aerial images that were taken as of 21 June 2011 or on other state orthophoto maps, or cadastral plan or other official cartographic base generated prior to 21 June 2011. Legalisation of buildings built after 21 June 2011 will not be possible pursuant to the Act on Proceeding with Illegally Built Buildings neither on the basis of a new application.

By amendments to the act the number of cases is reduced in which the possibility of legalisation of buildings is excluded, increasing at the same time the number of buildings that can be legalised. Furthermore, the time period is extended for which officers can be  temporarily employed who in administrative bodies pass decisions on the as-built state.

Also the method of distribution of funds collected as charge for keeping buildings is modified, ensuring thereby the achieved speed of solving applications:

  • 30%, instead of 20% so far, of funds from the charges are budget revenues of local or regional self-government units whose administrative body passes the decision on the as-built state
  • 30%, instead of 20% so far, of funds from the charges are revenues of the state budget of the Republic of Croatia, in cases when the decision on the as-built state is passed by the Agency
  • 40%, instead of 50% so far, of funds from the charges are revenues of the state budget of the Republic of Croatia

Furthermore, recording of a legalised building in the cadastre is enabled also on the basis of a decision on the as-built state for a building that is not completed, instead on the basis of a decision for a completed building only, and the efficiency of implementation of the Act is enhanced through additional explanations and removal of doubts with regard to:

  • delivery of invitations, decisions and other acts via notice board
  • archiving the case file
  • alignment of terminology with the Building Act
  • buildings that can be legalised by a decision on the as-built state
  • legal consequences of legalisation of buildings that have been legalised as completed
  • postponement of execution of a building inspector decision on removal of a building for which an application for legalisation has been submitted.

To remind, the current Act on Proceeding with Illegally Built Buildings (Official Gazette 86/12 and 143/13) entered into force on 4 August 2012 and has been amended once since then. The basic purpose of the Act is the legalisation of as many as possible illegally built buildings. The legalisation procedure begins with the submission of an application to the competent administrative department that issues building acts for the territory in which the building is located. More details on the legalisation procedure can be read HERE

Register of the number of decided applications

 

 
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