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Development permit

Verified 01 janvier 2022 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

The development permit is a city planning authorisation that allows the administration to control developments on land. The development permit concerns, for example, the creation of a subdivision, a campsite or parking areas. Operations subject to this authorisation may vary if your project is located within the boundaries of a saved area, in a remarkable space or in a coastal environment to be preserved.

General case

The list of all works, installations and installations subject to planning permits is precisely defined.

Facilities and works subject to planning permits

Case

Details

Lodging

With creation or arrangement of lanes, spaces or equipment specific to the subdivision, common to several lots at the expense of the developer

If the land area to be developed is more than 2 500 m2, you must use a architector landscape designer

Rebate

Carried out by a free urban land association (AFUL) when it provides for the realisation of common ways or spaces

Campground

- Creation or extension of a plot of land for the accommodation of more than 20 people or more than 6 leisure accommodation consisting of tents, caravans, mobile residences of leisure or light homes of leisure

- Redevelopment of a campground, with more than 10% increase in the number of pitches

-Substantial modification of the vegetation which limits the visual impact of the installations

Residential leisure park

- Creation or enlargement

- Redevelopment of an existing park with more than 10% increase in the number of sites

-Substantial modification of the vegetation which limits the visual impact of the installations

Holiday village classified as light accommodation

Create or Enlarge

Land for sports or motorised leisure activities

Layout

Amusement park and playground

Development of a park or an area of more than 2 hectares

Golf course

Development of a plot of more than 25 hectares

Parking area open to the public, depot of vehicles and collective garages for caravans or mobile leisure residences

Design with the effect of creating a total capacity of at least 50 units

Homestay and family grounds for Travellers

Development of built or unbuilt land to allow installation of more than two mobile residences that constitute the permanent home of their user

Land intended for the installation of demountable residences constituting the permanent habitat of their user

Development of built or unbuilt land to allow installation of at least two demountable residences creating a total floor area greater than 40 m2

Soil shear (digging)

Sharpening of a depth greater than 2 metres and covering an area equal to or greater than 2 hectares when not connected to a building permit

Soil

Exhaust of a height exceeding 2 metres and covering an area of 2 hectares or more

You can use an online service to help you build your file or fill out a form.

Assistance with city planning applications

Your application for a permit can be made on an online service with input.

The application for development permit is sent by registered mail with request for notice of receipt or filed City Hall. If the operation is located in 2 municipalities, the file is preferably deposited in the municipality where the project is mainly located.

Where several persons apply for a joint authorisation for the same project, a supplementary application form is required.

Complementary/other applicants for the same project

Document to be attached to the application for city planning authorisation when several persons are involved in the same project

  FYI : the list of attachments listed in the package is exhaustive and the administration cannot request additional documents from you.

You will have to 4 full folders City Hall. In some cases, additional you will be asked. For example, you will provide an additional 1 copy of your permit file for a project in one of the following areas:

  • Perimeter of a remarkable heritage site
  • Historic landmarks
  • Listed Site or nature reserve

You must provide 2 additional copies of the file if your project is located in a national park core. It is also necessary to attach 2 additional copies (including 1 in dematerialised form) if your project is subject to commercial authorisation.

You will attach to these complete files 5 copies of the status plan and the overall composition plan.

In the case of a construction, you will also have to provide 5 copies of the mass plan, the facades and roofs plan and the cutting plan.

You can submit your request for authorisation to the city or send it by mail RAR. You can also transmit it in dematerialised form according to the terms defined by your municipality. To get to know them, you need to get closer to the city planning department of your town hall.

Who shall I contact

Upon receipt of your application for a permit, the City Council will issue or send you a receipt with a registration number. This receipt indicates that the town hall has 1 month to claim the missing documents of your file that you must complete within 3 months. If you do not provide the missing parts, your application will be considered rejected.

The receipt also indicates the date on which a tacit permit is to be issued. It states that the City Hall has 1 month to notify you if your project cannot be subject to a tacit permit.

Finally, he mentions that the town hall has 1 month to inform you of a different investigation period than the one you were told.

Form

Your application for a development permit can be made on a form.

Application for development permit

Cerfa n° 13409*07 - Ministry of city planning

Allows you to make a layout (for example: excavation or elevation of the ground, subdivision, camping, parking area, amusement park, sports field or leisure).

Application for development permit is sent by registered letter with request for notice of receipt or filed with the town hall, by the owner of the land. It may also be done by one or more other authorised persons.

Where several persons apply for a joint authorisation for the same project, a supplementary application form is required.

Complementary/other applicants for the same project

Document to be attached to the application for city planning authorisation when several persons are involved in the same project

  FYI : the list of attachments listed in the form is exhaustive and the administration cannot request any other documents.

You will have to 4 full folders City Hall. In some cases, additional you will be asked. For example, you will provide an additional 1 copy of your permit file for a project in one of the following areas:

  • Perimeter of a remarkable heritage site
  • Historic landmarks
  • Listed Site or nature reserve

You must provide 2 additional copies of the file if your project is located in a national park core. It is also necessary to attach 2 additional copies (including 1 in dematerialised form) if your project is subject to commercial authorisation.

You will attach to these complete files 5 copies of the status plan and the overall composition plan.

In the case of a construction, you will also have to provide 5 copies of the mass plan, the facades and roofs plan and the cutting plan.

You can submit your request for authorisation to the city or send it by mail RAR. You can also transmit it in dematerialised form according to the terms defined by your municipality. To get to know them, you need to get closer to the city planning department of your town hall.

Who shall I contact

Upon receipt of your application for a permit, the City Council will issue or send you a receipt with a registration number. This receipt indicates that the town hall has 1 month to claim the missing documents of your file that you must complete within 3 months. If you do not provide the missing parts, your application will be considered rejected.

The receipt also indicates the date on which a tacit permit is to be issued. It states that the City Hall has 1 month to notify you if your project cannot be subject to a tacit permit.

Finally, he mentions that the town hall has 1 month to inform you of a different investigation period than the one you were told.

  Please note : a notice of application for a permit is posted in town hall within 15 days of your filing and for the duration of the investigation of the file. This notice details the essential features of your project.

The response time is usually 3 months from the date of filing of the application.

If the investigation period is longer, City Hall must notify you within one month of the filing of your permit file.

In fact, the period of instruction is increased to 4 months (3 months + 1 month) when your project is located within the perimeter of a remarkable heritage site or in the vicinity of historical monuments. The same applies when the project is to be submitted to the departmental commission for the preservation of natural, agricultural and forest areas.

The investigation period is increased to 5 months (3 months + 2 months) when, for example, the project is subject to commercial exploitation authorisation. The same is true for an operation located in an area designated to be classified in the heart of a future national park or in the heart of a delimited national park.

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Acceptance

The decision of the town hall takes the form of an order. This decision is sent to you by registered letter with notification of receipt or by email. The decision may be accompanied by specific requirements, the reasons for which must be given by the administration.

The permit order informs you of the contributions that you will have to pay. They correspond to the following participations:

  • Participation in overall development programmes (EAPs)
  • Sewer Connection Interest (PRE)
  • Participation in the construction of public car parks (PNRAS)
  • Participation in Exceptional Public Equipment (PEPE)
  • Participation for roads and networks. (PVR)

  Warning : within 3 months of the date of the permit decision, the town hall may withdraw a permit if it considers that it was issued illegally.

Refusal

Refusal of development permits takes the form of an order setting out all grounds for refusal by the administration. It shall also indicate the ways and times of appeal. This decision is sent to you by registered letter with notification of receipt or by email.

You can challenge the legality of the decision. within 2 months of the date of its notification. You can ex gratia by registered letter with notice of receipt. The absence of a response after two months is implicit rejection. You can then file a dispute with the Administrative Court within two months of the reply or the absence of a reply.

You can refer, within 2 months of the date of notification of the decision to refuse a licence, without making an ex gratia appeal,.

Who shall I contact

No response 

If you do not receive a reply from the town hall after the investigation period has expired, permit is tacitly granted. Upon your request, the town hall can issue you a tacit permit certificate. If you do not obtain it within 2 months of your request, you can appeal to the administrative court.

  Warning : within 3 months of the date of the permit decision, the town hall may withdraw a permit if it considers that it was issued illegally.

In some cases, failure to respond may also mean an implicit refusal to issue a permit. This is the case for the following situations:

  • Draft opinion submitted to the Departmental Commercial Planning Commission
  • Project on a building listed as a historical monument
  • Project in an area to be classified in the heart of a future national park or in the heart of a delimited national park
  • Project submitted to the agreement of the Architect of the French Buildings (ABF) when it has issued an unfavourable opinion or a favourable opinion with prescriptions

You may appeal to the Administrative Court within two months of the tacit rejection of a licence.

Stay

The city hall can suspend its decision for up to 2 years. It shall then take a decision to stay the proceedings indicating the duration of the stay.

A decision on any application for authorisation of works, constructions or installations may be stayed in the following cases:

  • The land is part of the perimeter of a Concerted Development Zone (CAZ)
  • At the time of initiation of the pre-public utility (DUP) investigation of an operation
  • The planned construction may jeopardise or increase the cost of carrying out public works or carrying out a development operation
  • The planned constructions are likely to compromise or make it more expensive to execute the future local city planning plan (PLU)
  • The project is located in an area that is destined to be in the heart of a national park

Upon expiry of the stay period, the City Hall must, on simple confirmation of your application for a permit, examine your file and decide on your project within 2 months of your application.

  FYI : the owners of the land that has been granted a stay of proceedings may call the community (or the public utility that initiated it) into action to purchase their land.

Posting of city planning authorisation or tacit permit in the field is mandatory. You must do this as soon as the order is notified or as soon as your case has expired (tacit permit).

The display shall remain in place for the duration of the work and be visible from the outside.

You must use a rectangular panel with dimensions greater than 80 cm. The information on your billboard must be legible from the highway or from spaces open to the public.

The display shows the following information:

  • Name, business name or legal name of beneficiary
  • Permit Date and Number
  • Nature of the project, area of land
  • Address of the town hall where the file can be consulted
  • Name of the architect responsible for the architectural project

It shall also indicate, depending on the nature of the project, the following:

  • Area of the floor without net work permitted and the height of the building(s), expressed in metres in relation to the natural floor, if the project provides for
  • Maximum number of lots planned if project is on a subdivision
  • Total number of sites and, if applicable, the number of sites reserved for light-duty recreational housing if the project involves a campground or recreational residential park
  • Surface of the building(s) to be demolished if the project involves demolition

The display should also mention the possibility for third exercise appeal and notify the licensee within 15 days of their appeal.

For 2 months from 1to On-field display day, your neighbours can ex gratia the mayor who issued the authorisation. If they do not have a posting, they will be able to challenge the authorisation for 6 months after the completion of the work.

An extract of the permit is posted in the town hall within 8 days of the issuance of the authorisation and for 2 months.

The development permit is valid for 3 years. It is out of date if you have not started the work within 3 years or if, after this period, you interrupt it for more than one year.

However, the time limit can be extended 2 times for 1 year. You must apply for at least 2 months before your licence expires. This request for an extension must be sent on free paper, in 2 copies, by registered letter with notice of receipt or filed in town hall.

Who shall I contact

The city hall has 2 months to respond. If the City Hall has not responded within this period, your request for an extension is accepted.

Project in a protected area

The development permit has a broader scope in the various protected areas. These are the remarkable heritage sites, the surroundings of historical monuments, sites or in the process of being classified, natural reserves, remarkable areas and coastal environments to be preserved.

A list of all works, installations and installations subject to planning permits is precisely defined.

Facilities and works subject to planning permits

Case

Details

Lodging

A subdivision located within the perimeter of a remarkable heritage site, on the edge of a historical monument, in a listed site or in the process of being classified.

If the land area to be developed is more than 2,500 m2, you must call on an architect or a landscape designer.

Rebate

Carried out by a free urban land association (AFUL) when it provides for the realisation of common ways or spaces

Campground

Creation or extension of a plot of land for the accommodation of more than 20 people or more than 6 leisure accommodation consisting of tents, caravans, mobile leisure residences or light leisure accommodation

Redevelopment of a campsite, with more than 10% increase in the number of campsites

Substantial modification of vegetation that limits the visual impact of installations

Residential leisure park

Create or Enlarge

Redevelopment of an existing park with more than 10% increase in the number of sites

Substantial modification of vegetation that limits the visual impact of installations

Holiday village classified as light accommodation

Create or Enlarge

Land for sports or motorised leisure activities

Layout

Amusement park and playground

All projects located within the boundaries of a remarkable heritage site, on the edges of a historical monument, in a listed or unclassified site or in a nature reserve

Golf course

All projects located within the boundaries of a remarkable heritage site, on the edges of a historical monument, in a listed or unclassified site or in a nature reserve

Parking area open to the public, depot of vehicles and collective garages for caravans or mobile leisure residences

Any project located within the perimeter of a remarkable heritage site, on the edge of a historical monument, in a classified or pending site or in a nature reserve

Homestay and family grounds for Travellers

Development of built or unbuilt land to allow installation of more than two mobile residences that constitute the permanent home of their user

Land intended for the installation of demountable residences constituting the permanent habitat of their user

Development of built or unbuilt land to allow installation of at least two demountable residences creating a total floor area exceeding 40 m2

Soil shear (digging)

Sharpening of a depth exceeding 2 metres and covering an area of 100 m² or more when not bound by a building permit

Soil

Exhaust of a height exceeding 2 metres and covering an area of 100 m or more2

Public

Creation within the perimeter of a remarkable heritage site, on the edge of a historical monument, in a classified or pending site or in a nature reserve

Track

Creation or alteration of an existing track within the perimeter of outstanding heritage sites and in the vicinity of historic monuments

Light fittings necessary for the management, the development, in particular economic or, the opening to the public of remarkable spaces (path, parking, wildlife observation post...)

In a remarkable space or middle of the coastline identified in a city planning document as being to be preserved

You can use an online service to help you build your file or fill out a form.

Assistance with city planning applications

Your application for a permit can be made on an online service with input.

The application for development permit is sent by registered mail with request for notice of receipt or filed City Hall. If the operation is located in 2 municipalities, the file is preferably deposited in the municipality where the project is mainly located.

Where several persons apply for a joint authorisation for the same project, a supplementary application form is required.

Complementary/other applicants for the same project

Document to be attached to the application for city planning authorisation when several persons are involved in the same project

  FYI : the list of attachments listed in the package is exhaustive and the administration cannot request additional documents from you.

You will have to 4 full folders City Hall. In some cases, additional you will be asked. For example, you will provide an additional 1 copy of your permit file for a project in one of the following areas:

  • Perimeter of a remarkable heritage site
  • Historic landmarks
  • Listed Site or nature reserve

You must provide 2 additional copies of the file if your project is located in a national park core. It is also necessary to attach 2 additional copies (including 1 in dematerialised form) if your project is subject to commercial authorisation.

You will attach to these complete files 5 copies of the status plan and the overall composition plan.

In the case of a construction, you will also have to provide 5 copies of the mass plan, the facades and roofs plan and the cutting plan.

You can submit your request for authorisation to the city or send it by mail RAR. You can also transmit it in dematerialised form according to the terms defined by your municipality. To get to know them, you need to get closer to the city planning department of your town hall.

Who shall I contact

Upon receipt of your application for a permit, the City Council will issue or send you a receipt with a registration number. This receipt indicates that the town hall has 1 month to claim the missing documents of your file that you must complete within 3 months. If you do not provide the missing parts, your application will be considered rejected.

The receipt also indicates the date on which a tacit permit is to be issued. It states that the City Hall has 1 month to notify you if your project cannot be subject to a tacit permit.

Finally, he mentions that the town hall has 1 month to inform you of a different investigation period than the one you were told.

Form

Your application for a development permit can be made on a form.

Application for development permit

Cerfa n° 13409*07 - Ministry of city planning

Allows you to make a layout (for example: excavation or elevation of the ground, subdivision, camping, parking area, amusement park, sports field or leisure).

Application for development permit is sent by registered letter with request for notice of receipt or filed with the town hall, by the owner of the land. It may also be done by one or more other authorised persons.

Where several persons apply for a joint authorisation for the same project, a supplementary application form is required.

Complementary/other applicants for the same project

Document to be attached to the application for city planning authorisation when several persons are involved in the same project

  FYI : the list of attachments listed in the form is exhaustive and the administration cannot request any other documents.

You will have to 4 full folders City Hall. In some cases, additional you will be asked. For example, you will provide an additional 1 copy of your permit file for a project in one of the following areas:

  • Perimeter of a remarkable heritage site
  • Historic landmarks
  • Listed Site or nature reserve

You must provide 2 additional copies of the file if your project is located in a national park core. It is also necessary to attach 2 additional copies (including 1 in dematerialised form) if your project is subject to commercial authorisation.

You will attach to these complete files 5 copies of the status plan and the overall composition plan.

In the case of a construction, you will also have to provide 5 copies of the mass plan, the facades and roofs plan and the cutting plan.

You can submit your request for authorisation to the city or send it by mail RAR. You can also transmit it in dematerialised form according to the terms defined by your municipality. To get to know them, you need to get closer to the city planning department of your town hall.

Who shall I contact

Upon receipt of your application for a permit, the City Council will issue or send you a receipt with a registration number. This receipt indicates that the town hall has 1 month to claim the missing documents of your file that you must complete within 3 months. If you do not provide the missing parts, your application will be considered rejected.

The receipt also indicates the date on which a tacit permit is to be issued. It states that the City Hall has 1 month to notify you if your project cannot be subject to a tacit permit.

Finally, he mentions that the town hall has 1 month to inform you of a different investigation period than the one you were told.

  Please note : a notice of application for a permit is posted in town hall within 15 days of your filing and for the duration of the investigation of the file. This notice details the essential features of your project.

The response time is usually 3 months from the date of filing of the application.

If the investigation period is longer, City Hall must notify you within one month of the filing of your permit file.

In fact, the period of instruction is increased to 4 months (3 months + 1 month) when your project is located within the perimeter of a remarkable heritage site or in the vicinity of historical monuments. The same applies when the project is to be submitted to the departmental commission for the preservation of natural, agricultural and forest areas.

The investigation period is increased to 5 months (3 months + 2 months) when, for example, the project is subject to commercial exploitation authorisation. The same is true for an operation located in an area designated to be classified in the heart of a future national park or in the heart of a delimited national park.

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Acceptance

The decision of the town hall takes the form of an order. This decision is sent to you by registered letter with notification of receipt or by email. The decision may be accompanied by specific requirements, the reasons for which must be given by the administration.

The permit order informs you of the contributions that you will have to pay. They correspond to the following participations:

  • Participation in overall development programmes (EAPs)
  • Sewer Connection Interest (PRE)
  • Participation in the construction of public car parks (PNRAS)
  • Participation in Exceptional Public Equipment (PEPE)
  • Participation for roads and networks. (PVR)

  Warning : within 3 months of the date of the permit decision, the town hall may withdraw a permit if it considers that it was issued illegally.

Refusal

Refusal of development permits takes the form of an order setting out all grounds for refusal by the administration. It shall also indicate the ways and times of appeal. This decision is sent to you by registered letter with notification of receipt or by email.

You can challenge the legality of the decision. within 2 months of the date of its notification. You can ex gratia by registered letter with notice of receipt. The absence of a response after two months is implicit rejection. You can then file a dispute with the Administrative Court within two months of the reply or the absence of a reply.

You can refer, within 2 months of the date of notification of the decision to refuse a licence, without making an ex gratia appeal,.

Who shall I contact

No response 

If you do not receive a reply from the town hall after the investigation period has expired, permit is tacitly granted. Upon your request, the town hall can issue you a tacit permit certificate. If you do not obtain it within 2 months of your request, you can appeal to the administrative court.

  Warning : within 3 months of the date of the permit decision, the town hall may withdraw a permit if it considers that it was issued illegally.

In some cases, failure to respond may also mean an implicit refusal to issue a permit. This is the case for the following situations:

  • Draft opinion submitted to the Departmental Commercial Planning Commission
  • Project on a building listed as a historical monument
  • Project in an area to be classified in the heart of a future national park or in the heart of a delimited national park
  • Project submitted to the agreement of the Architect of the French Buildings (ABF) when it has issued an unfavourable opinion or a favourable opinion with prescriptions

You may appeal to the Administrative Court within two months of the tacit rejection of a licence.

Stay

The city hall can suspend its decision for up to 2 years. It shall then take a decision to stay the proceedings indicating the duration of the stay.

A decision on any application for authorisation of works, constructions or installations may be stayed in the following cases:

  • The land is part of the perimeter of a Concerted Development Zone (CAZ)
  • At the time of initiation of the pre-public utility (DUP) investigation of an operation
  • The planned construction may jeopardise or increase the cost of carrying out public works or carrying out a development operation
  • The planned constructions are likely to compromise or make it more expensive to execute the future local city planning plan (PLU)
  • The project is located in an area that is destined to be in the heart of a national park

Upon expiry of the stay period, the City Hall must, on simple confirmation of your application for a permit, examine your file and decide on your project within 2 months of your application.

  FYI : the owners of the land that has been granted a stay of proceedings may call the community (or the public utility that initiated it) into action to purchase their land.

Posting of city planning authorisation or tacit permit in the field is mandatory. You must do this as soon as the order is notified or as soon as your case has expired (tacit permit).

The display shall remain in place for the duration of the work and be visible from the outside.

You must use a rectangular panel with dimensions greater than 80 cm. The information on your billboard must be legible from the highway or from spaces open to the public.

The display shows the following information:

  • Name, business name or legal name of beneficiary
  • Permit Date and Number
  • Nature of the project, area of land
  • Address of the town hall where the file can be consulted
  • Name of the architect responsible for the architectural project

It shall also indicate, depending on the nature of the project, the following:

  • Area of the floor without net work permitted and the height of the building(s), expressed in metres in relation to the natural floor, if the project provides for
  • Maximum number of lots planned if project is on a subdivision
  • Total number of sites and, if applicable, the number of sites reserved for light-duty recreational housing if the project involves a campground or recreational residential park
  • Surface of the building(s) to be demolished if the project involves demolition

The display should also mention the possibility for third exercise appeal and notify the licensee within 15 days of their appeal.

For 2 months from 1to On-field display day, your neighbours can ex gratia the mayor who issued the authorisation. If they do not have a posting, they will be able to challenge the authorisation for 6 months after the completion of the work.

An extract of the permit is posted in the town hall within 8 days of the issuance of the authorisation and for 2 months.

The development permit is valid for 3 years. It is out of date if you have not started the work within 3 years or if, after this period, you interrupt it for more than one year.

However, the time limit can be extended 2 times for 1 year. You must apply for at least 2 months before your licence expires. This request for an extension must be sent on free paper, in 2 copies, by registered letter with notice of receipt or filed in town hall.

Who shall I contact

The city hall has 2 months to respond. If the City Hall has not responded within this period, your request for an extension is accepted.