Act on issuing construction permits within 7 working days adopted by State Duma
The State Duma has adopted in the second (main) and the third (final) reading a law on calculation the period of issuance of construction and occupancy permits in working not calendar days.
“The draft federal law introduces amendments to the articles 51 and 55 of the City Planning Code of the Russian Federation providing for the calculation of the term of delivery of state services for issuing construction and occupancy permits not in the calendar, but in working days,” is said in a memorandum.
Now the provision of state services for issuing construction and occupancy permits is carried out within ten days from the date of submission of an application. This period is calculated in calendar days, including all weekends, except for official holidays.
“In case of coincidence of a weekend and a public holiday day off it is transferred to the working day following the holiday, which reduces the number of working days required to carry out all the procedures necessary for provision of state services. This is especially true in the case of filing a corresponding application to the authorized body of state power in the period immediately before the New Year and May holidays,” concludes the memorandum.