19 January 2022

Announcement on the Requirement to Obtain a Construction Inspection and Certification Letter

The Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction (“MLMUPC“) has issued an announcement[1] informing the public about the implementation of the requirement to obtain a Construction Inspection and Certification Letter starting from 4 January 2022.

What is the Construction Inspection and Certification Letter?

The Construction Inspection and Certification Letter is a requirement put in place by the 2019 Construction Law to ensure, in its overall purpose, public safety. This requirement relates to the inspection and certification of construction design-related documents to ensure their conformity to all building technical regulations.

When is it required?

All construction owners or developers must obtain this certification letter prior to applying for a construction permit, demolition permit, reparation permit, construction site opening permit or occupancy certificate.

How to obtain it?

Construction owners and developers can obtain this construction inspection and certification letter from a professional or company licensed by the MLMUPC to inspect and certify construction work.

If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact Matthew Rendall, Max Howlett, Tor Revit, or Khun Vichet of SokSiphana&associates.

This alert is for general information only and is not a substitute for legal advice.

[1] Announcement No. 001, dated 4 January 2022, on the Implementation of Construction Inspection and Certification.