The Technical Services Department of Aradippou Municipality is located on the 2nd floor of the municipal building and is headed by Mr Andreas Demetriou, Municipal Engineer.
The Technical Services Department’s main role is to examine and approve or reject, accordingly, the applications submitted by citizens in relation to land development or construction within the Municipality’s boundaries. Such applications include building permit, additions or modifications to buildings, land division into plots etc. Also the Department issues the necessary certificates of approval to licenced applications. Additionally it supervises and maintains an active role in matters of road network, road signs and safety in order to have the entire traffic network in good order.
The Technical Services Department’s role in relation to the building and land development covers the whole spectrum of activities, i.e. from division of land to complicated structures. These activities are regulated by the “Roads and Buildings Law, Chapter 96” and the relevant secondary legislation.
Any citizen wishing to start any activity in relation to building or land division within the Municipality’s boundaries has to apply and secure approval from Aradippou Municipality, which, according to the “Roads and Buildings Law, Chapter 96”is the competentauthority to issue such permit. However, since Aradippou is not a town planning authority, applicants have to secure a town planning permit from Larnaca Town Planning Regional Office and then submit their application to Aradippou Municipality for the issue of a building permit.
Below you can find a list of the various types of applications that can be submitted to the Technical Services Department. By selecting one of them you will find info and the necessary documents needed to submit it.
- Application to build up to 4 houses in a plot according to the Special Regulation for Development of 2002 (P.I. 70/2002) for which no town planning permit is required.
- Application for a building permit for more than 4 houses in a plot or in a non-divided land area for which a town planning permit is required.
- Application for additions/modifications to a building for which no town planning permit is required.
- Application for additions/modifications to a building for which a town planning permit is required.
- Application to change the designated building purpose for which a town planning permit is required.
- Application for land division in plots for which a town planning permit is required.
- Application for land and buildings division (vertical division) in a plot for up to two houses for which no town planning permit is required.
- Application for land and buildings division (vertical division) in a plot for more than two houses or application for land and buildings division (vertical division) in a non-divided land area for which a town planning permit is required.
- Application for land and building division (horizontal division) for which no town planning permit is required.
- Application to renew building permit.
- Application for demolition permit.
- Application for issue of final building approval certificate.
In order to secure any of the above mentioned permits a citizen has to submit an application along with related accompanying documents, i.e. architectural plans, official area plan, other certifications etc. Details about these documents are listed in each of the above chapters. The procedures for issuance of these permits are by nature complicated, time consuming and require the involvement of various professionals like civil engineers, architects etc. In order to avoid unnecessary delays, an application should be as complete as possible.
Below are some general terms which are valid for ALL kinds of applications so they will not be mentioned in the individual chapters.
- The Municipality reserves the right to require notarized signatures of the owner and co-owners.
- A recent search certificate for the land in question issued by the Lands and Surveys Department is required.
- In case of a company applying for any permit, the certificates of establishment of the company, of the shareholders, directors and address should be submitted. If the Directors are more than one and only one director is signing for the company then a power of attorney or a board decision to this effect should be submitted too.
- All plans, including the Lands and Surveys Department topographical plan, should be signed by the designers-engineers.
- All official topographical plans should be recently acquired and stamped accordingly by the Lands and Surveys Department.
- In the case of applications for building permits, plans and static and earthquake data should be signed by the engineer and should be in compliance with the relevant European codes.
Once submitted, each application is reviewed by the Technical Services Department and any data or documents missing will be required by sending the applicant a letter.
When reviewed and approved the applicant will be notified by letter accordingly as well as to the fees required for the issue of the permit. Once this amount is paid, the permit is issued promptly.
After completion of the project the applicant should notify the Technical Services in order to inspect the project and issue the final approval certificate which is required by the Lands and Surveys Department to issue a new deed reflecting the new situation as a result of the project.
For any information from the Technical Services citizens can contact them at the following numbers:
Τelephones: Clerks/Archive (Information): 24811092, 24811071
Engineers-Technicians: 24811073, 24811074, 24811075, 24524604