Reduced Paperwork for Construction
By digitalizing the procedures involved, obtaining a building permit requires now 60 days, down from 188.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Five entities, the professional association, the Ministry of Health, Water and Sewerage Department, the Fire Department and the National Institute of Housing and Urbanism (INVU), have been connected via the Construction Project Administration (CPA). Joining them is also the Bank of Costa Rica, as a servicer.
In 2014 the dynamism of the sector will depend on the speed with which the current infrastructure problems and excessive paperwork can be resolved.
From the March 17 processes for construction plans must be performed exclusively through the Construction Project Manager digital platform .
A new web platform has been presented to register architectural plans in digital format with the National Registry.
The amount of square metres of construction in applications for permits up to June 2015 decreased by 7% compared to the same period in 2014, with office buildings and industry leading the decline, with negative rates of 22% and 10%, respectively.
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