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An explanatory memorandum is required by proposing a change in the type of use of a Group I, II or III building or group of premises without conversion.

Process description

  1. Service requests
    The documents necessary for the purpose of construction shall be produced and, using the Construction Information System (BIS), submitted electronically to the completed Part I of the Explanatory Memorandum, accompanied by:
    - supporting documents relating to property, possession or use rights,
    - the authority of the initiator of construction, if the submitter of the design documentation does not have ownership, possession or usage rights,
    - an interpretative description of the planned construction plan,
    - a graphic document (plans of a building or group of premises showing a change in use),
    - conciliations with the owner (s) of the building or group of premises,
    - other documents, permits or conciliations, if this is specified by regulatory enactments.
    In order to realise a change in the type of use of a building or a group of premises, the construction initiator shall agree with the developer of the building project in the relevant field of construction project regarding the development of the referred to documentation.

    The City Development Department of Riga City Council shall review the explanatory statement and the documents attached thereto within 14 days after the registration thereof in the City Development Department of Riga City Council and make a note in the explanatory article regarding the acceptance of the intention or provide a written substantiated refusal.

    After performing a note from the City Development Department of Riga City Council in an explanatory article regarding acceptance for the change of the type of use of the building or group of premises without conversion, the initiator of construction is entitled to start operating the building or group of premises in conformity with the accepted type of use, except if the planned economic activity in the regulatory enactments of another area has specific requirements for the performance of such activity..

  2. Pay step
    In accordance with the binding rules 01.12.2022of the Riga City Council No. RD-22-164-sn “On the local government fee for issuing a building permit and the local government fee for accepting the intention of building, making a note in an explanatory article”, the fee to accept the explanatory memorandum shall be paid:
    1) for natural persons 1 decision - EUR 50;
    2) for legal persons 1 decision - EUR 100.

    The Properties:
    Riga municipality
    Reg. No 90011524360
    Latvian branch of luminor Bank AS
    Account No. LV82RIKO0020100000002

    The following shall be exempt from payment of the fee:
    1) persons with Group I and Group II disabilities, low-income persons and repressed persons, if they perform construction projects and construction for their own needs (construction facilities - apartments, single-apartment or double-apartment residential houses, farm buildings, garages for individual use);
    2) the recipients of a construction permit, if the construction has been financed in full for the resources of the local government budget or the construction of a social residential house is carried out in accordance with a decision of the local government;
    3) electricity supply merchants who are licensed or comply with the regulations regarding regulatable types of public services, if the planned construction (the object of the construction intention) will be owned or used by the energy supply merchant and will be directly utilised for the production or transmission of electricity;
    4) State administrative bodies.

  3. Receipt of services
    Construction planning documents can be obtained in the Construction Information System (BIS).

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