Building and environmental permit

Building permit

The Law on Spatial Planning and Construction (Official Gazette of the Republic of Srpska, No. 40/13, 106/15, 03/16, 84/19) defines the procedure and competence for issuing a building permit. The building permit provides for legal, safe and planned construction.

The building permit is issued by the administrative body responsible for construction in the local self-government unit on whose territory construction is required, except in the case of construction of facilities carried out in two or more local self-government units and complex facilities referred to in Article 60, paragraph 2 of the Law, and for which the Ministry of Spatial Planning, Construction and Ecology issues a building permit.

Procedure for a building permit issued at the national level: http://pscsrpska.vladars.net/sr/Pages/_Formalnosti/Gra%C4%91evinska-dozvola.aspx

Building permits issued at the local level

The procedures are available on the official websites of the local self-government units.

In the past period, some of the local self-government units have made significant progress in reforms in this area. Thus, as of January 1, 2018, for example, the City Administration of the City of Banja Luka introduced a one-stop shop system for subjects in the field of spatial planning: issuance of location conditions, building and use permits, excerpts from spatial planning documentation, and receipt of all requests initiating administrative procedures in the field of spatial planning. Based on the agreements concluded between the City of Banja Luka and communal and public companies, the investor is enabled to obtain the necessary consents for his account from the City of Banja Luka.

Environmental permit

According to the Law on Spatial Planning and Construction of the Republic of Srpska, as part of the procedure for issuing a building permit, an investor whose project is considered to have or may have a negative impact on the environment, is obliged to obtain an environmental permit in advance. The environmental permit requires measures to prevent or, where not feasible, reduce emissions to air, water and land and to prevent the generation of waste, in order to achieve a high level of protection of the environment as a whole. Issuance of environmental permit is defined by:

  • free trade area
    Law on Environmental Protection (Official Gazette of the Republic of Srpska, No. 71/12 and 79/15)
  • free trade area
    Rulebook on facilities that can be built and put into operation only if they have an environmental permit (Official Gazette of Republic of Srpska, No. 124/12)

Procedure for issuing an environmental permit:
http://pscsrpska.vladars.net/sr/Pages/_Formalnosti/Ekolo%C5%A1ka-dozvola.aspx

Environmental impact assessment

Environmental impact assessment is a process of assessing the acceptability of the project, with regard to the environment, as well as determining the necessary environmental protection measures, in order to minimize the negative impacts and achieve a high level of environmental protection.

The environmental impact assessment procedure is prescribed by:

  • free trade area
    Law on Environmental Protection (Official Gazette of the Republic of Srpska, No. 71/12, 79/15)
  • free trade area
    Rulebook on projects for which environmental impact assessment is implemented and criteria for deciding on the need for implementation and scope of environmental impact assessment (Official Gazette of Republika Srpska, No. 124/12).
  • free trade area
    Instruction on the content of the environmental impact study (Official Gazette of the Republic of Srpska, No. 108/13)

Detailed information and explanations related to the environmental impact assessment procedure available at the link: https://www.vladars.net/sr-SP-Cyrl/Vlada/Ministarstva/mgr/Servisi/Poslovanje/Pages/dozvole.aspx

Building permit

The Law on Spatial Planning and Construction (Official Gazette of the Republic of Srpska, No. 40/13, 106/15, 03/16, 84/19) defines the procedure and competence for issuing a building permit. The building permit provides for legal, safe and planned construction.

The building permit is issued by the administrative body responsible for construction in the local self-government unit on whose territory construction is required, except in the case of construction of facilities carried out in two or more local self-government units and complex facilities referred to in Article 60, paragraph 2 of the Law, and for which the Ministry of Spatial Planning, Construction and Ecology issues a building permit.

Procedure for a building permit issued at the national level: http://pscsrpska.vladars.net/sr/Pages/_Formalnosti/Gra%C4%91evinska-dozvola.aspx

Building permits issued at the local level

The procedures are available on the official websites of the local self-government units.

In the past period, some of the local self-government units have made significant progress in reforms in this area. Thus, as of January 1, 2018, for example, the City Administration of the City of Banja Luka introduced a one-stop shop system for subjects in the field of spatial planning: issuance of location conditions, building and use permits, excerpts from spatial planning documentation, and receipt of all requests initiating administrative procedures in the field of spatial planning. Based on the agreements concluded between the City of Banja Luka and communal and public companies, the investor is enabled to obtain the necessary consents for his account from the City of Banja Luka.

Environmental permit

According to the Law on Spatial Planning and Construction of the Republic of Srpska, as part of the procedure for issuing a building permit, an investor whose project is considered to have or may have a negative impact on the environment, is obliged to obtain an environmental permit in advance. The environmental permit requires measures to prevent or, where not feasible, reduce emissions to air, water and land and to prevent the generation of waste, in order to achieve a high level of protection of the environment as a whole. Issuance of environmental permit is defined by:

  • free trade area
    Law on Environmental Protection (Official Gazette of the Republic of Srpska, No. 71/12 and 79/15)
  • free trade area
    Rulebook on facilities that can be built and put into operation only if they have an environmental permit (Official Gazette of Republic of Srpska, No. 124/12)

Procedure for issuing an environmental permit:
http://pscsrpska.vladars.net/sr/Pages/_Formalnosti/Ekolo%C5%A1ka-dozvola.aspx

Environmental impact assessment

Environmental impact assessment is a process of assessing the acceptability of the project, with regard to the environment, as well as determining the necessary environmental protection measures, in order to minimize the negative impacts and achieve a high level of environmental protection.

The environmental impact assessment procedure is prescribed by:

  • free trade area
    Law on Environmental Protection (Official Gazette of the Republic of Srpska, No. 71/12, 79/15)
  • free trade area
    Rulebook on projects for which environmental impact assessment is implemented and criteria for deciding on the need for implementation and scope of environmental impact assessment (Official Gazette of Republika Srpska, No. 124/12).
  • free trade area
    Instruction on the content of the environmental impact study (Official Gazette of the Republic of Srpska, No. 108/13)

Detailed information and explanations related to the environmental impact assessment procedure available at the link: https://www.vladars.net/sr-SP-Cyrl/Vlada/Ministarstva/mgr/Servisi/Poslovanje/Pages/dozvole.aspx