How long does it take to obtain a building permit in the Czech Republic? Not years, but months, shows survey by ČKAIT
The latest survey of the Czech Chamber of Authorized Engineers and Technicians (ČKAIT) showed that the actual length of a building permit or zoning decision in the Czech Republic does not take several years, but for example for apartment buildings the average decision is made in 5 months, the same applies to their building permits. The joint planning and building permit procedure takes half a year, and the median time is only 3 months. The longest permitting process is for tunnel constructions (almost a year), the shortest for warehouses or parking houses (4.5 months) in the case of joint permitting. Almost 1,100 CKAIT members cited non-unified procedures of authorities and building authorities, conflicting requirements for monument protection and the environment, or unresolved property relations as the main problems.