UAE: 20,000 transactions by Abu Dhabi Municipality

The municipal body processed 20,000 building transactions in 2015, of which 4,679 were building permits

Abu Dhabi Municipality processed 20,000 transactions in 2015.
Abu Dhabi Municipality processed 20,000 transactions in 2015.

The Abu Dhabi City Municipality has processed more than 20,000 building transactions this year, including 4,679 building permits.

The Municipality has also reduced the time taken to process different types of building transactions by migrating to digital platforms. 

Up to 228 demolition permits were issued in the UAE capital, the Municipality said in a statement. 

From January 2015 to December 2015, the Municipality issued 2985 building maintenance & refurbishment permits, 2,679 annexes permits, 2,489 buildings trespassing permits, 1,921 soil exploration permits, 1,584 post-permit construction modification permits, 1,009 trespassing permits (no annexes involved), 939 temporary tent permits within land plot boundaries, 889 design approval and peg inspection permits, 686 new or added boundary wall permits, 409 deferred construction approval permits, 62 tower crane permits, and 58 car sunshades permit within land plots. 

The Municipality's Building Permits Division issued 70 building permits, property completion certificates/permits, and 200 inspection applications on daily basis.

Up to 6,900 contractors and consultants used the Municipality's digital facility, the CDP programme. 

The system enables customers to fill applications, besides submitting layouts, documents, and all types of building permits to all concerned bodies online.

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