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Decision No. 68/2010/QĐ-UBND dated 14 September 2010 of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee promulgates a regulation on the issuance and management of construction permits in Ho Chi Minh City (“Regulation”).

Decision 68 came into effect on 24 September 2010 and replaced Decision No. 04/2006/QD-UBND.

The Regulation states that:

  1. Investors must have a construction permit before beginning construction of a project or separate residential houses. Specifically, projects on repair, renovation, and installation of interior equipment which do not alter the architecture, strength or safety composition of projects and projects to bring foundations, roofs and attics inline with construction standards, etc. shall not require permits.
  2. Receipt of construction license applications and feedback thereon are conducted under an inter-sector one-door mechanism. A construction permit is granted within 20 working days from the date of receiving a full and valid dossier. With respect to separate residential houses, the time limit will be 15 days
  3. Construction licensing authorities:
  • The Director of the Department of Construction can grant construction permits for building projects of special level, level I and level II; religious projects; historical cultural monument, etc.
  • The Head of Construction and Investment Management of new town, industrial park–export processing zone, hi-tech zone, etc. can grant construction permits for projects under its sphere of control
  • District level People’s Committees can grant construction permits to all other projects
  • Commune level People’s Committees can grant construction permits for separate residential houses, rural residential areas which have approved building plans and receives applications for registration of projects which are not listed above as requiring construction permits.