Coordination of construction projects

In order to commence construction work, the local government must issue a building permit. For this purpose, a permit application and a construction project must be submitted to the municipality. The construction project must comply with the detailed plan or design conditions.

The rescue service agency does not itself conduct administrative procedures in the building permit procedures, but gives its approval or refuses to grant it in the procedure carried out by the local government. Therefore the activity of the rescue service agency is a procedural act in the administrative procedure of the local government. The rescue service agency is a coordinating administrative body and coordination or refusal from coordination must be made by the rescue service agency within 10 days. In case the documents cannot be processed within 10 days, the rescue service agency has the right to apply for the local government to extend the time allowed for the operation.

NB! The rescue service agency can only participate in the building permit procedure when the municipality has initiated a building permit procedure.

The Estonian Rescue Board will process notifications regarding a construction works and building permits only through the electronic construction register.

Contacts and location of fire safety officers are available HERE

The project must comply with Regulation No. 97 of the Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure of July 17, 2005, "Requirements for the construction project." The Estonian Rescue Board checks the fire safety part of the project.