|Step||Process Name||Process Description||Government Processing Time||Government Fees||Required Documents|
|1||Engage Engineering Offices||Property owners must engage an Engineering office [click here] licensed by Kingdom of Bahrain’s “The Council for Regulating The Practice of Engineering Professions”, to prepare all necessary drawings and documents required to apply for a building permit. The engineering office shall perform all necessary tasks to obtain a building permit on behalf of the property owners.|
|2||Obtain Pre-Approval||There are special cases in which applicants must first obtain a pre-approval before starting the process of applying for a building permit. These cases are outlined in “Special Cases Requiring Pre-Approval” schedule [click here]||Up to 10 working days (Excluding Urban Planning & Development Authority)||As per “Documents required for Pre-approval per entity” schedule [click here]|
|3||Application review by another engineering office||
Before submitting a building permit application, the engineering office must first submit all required drawings and documents to another engineering office (Same category or higher) to review and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and standards.
Once reviewed and approved, the applying engineering office must upload the documents into the Building Permit system and must select the engineering office(s) that reviewed them.Note:
Facades and sectors engineering drawings
Other Required Documents:
|4||Submitting building permit application||Upon receiving an electronic verification from the reviewing engineering office that all drawings and documents comply with the regulatory requirements and standards, the system will generate an official application number, and will automatically route the application to the concerned government entities||The system will automatically pull the same documents attached in step 3|
|5||Input By Government Entities||Sanitary Engineering Planning and Projects Directorate (SEPPD) will receive an application to determine compatibility of connection and inform the applicant through the system on whether a Septic Tank is required or not
Water Distribution Directorate (WDD) will determine availability of water network:
||Up to 5 working days|
Building Permit Fees: These fees are to be paid online via the building permit system.
Building Permit insurance Deposit: The deposit fees are to be paid online via the building permit system.
Infrastructure fees (if applicable): These cover fees for installing water and electricity (A third of the total capital contribution fees).
Civil Aviation Fees (If applicable): These fees are to be paid in the event the height of the building exceeds 30m from sea level. The fees are fixed at BD100.
|7||Issue Building Permit electronically||Once the building permit fees are paid, the system will instantaneously issue an electronic building permit. The building permit is valid for one year from the date of issuance||Instantaneously after fee payment|