Dubai: Dubai Municipality has introduced the ‘Building Self-Maintenance Permit’ service to simplify maintenance procedures for addressing minor structural issues in buildings.
The service eliminates the need for municipal engineer inspections by transforming traditional maintenance permits for construction projects into self-maintenance permits.
According to Eng. Layali Abdulrahman Al Mulla, Director of Buildings Permit Department at Dubai Municipality, the Building Self-Maintenance Permit is an online service that enables consumers to obtain a permit to carry out maintenance and repair works for structural deficiencies on their own.
The Dubai Building Permit System (Dubai BPS), which is accessible on the Municipality’s website, is used to obtain a self-permit that allows these works.
With the new service, landowners, contracting businesses, and consulting and engineering organizations can all instantly receive the permit. Currently, this service targets 1,000 enterprises that are registered with the Dubai BPS. Simple maintenance, self-maintenance, and specialized maintenance are the three categories under which the self-maintenance permission request falls.
Furthermore, the new service eliminates the requirement for a maintenance permit for new construction projects intended to preserve the building by fixing its non-structural defects.