February 27, 2024

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Building Rule, 2066 (2009 AD)

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1. Short Title and Commencement:

(1) These Rules may be called “Building Rules, ‘’2066” (2009).
(2) These Rules shall come into force immediately

2. Definitions:

Unless the subject or the context otherwise requires, in this
Rule:
(a) “Act” means Building Act, 2055 (1998).
(b) “Village Development Committee” means the Village Development Committee, where the Building Act, 2055 (1998) is in force.

3. To Obtain Approval Before Construction of Building :

(1) A person, organization, or government entity desirous of constructing a house of category A, B, or C as mentioned in Subsection (1) of Section 11 of the Act shall submit design as well when submitting application in the municipality in the format of Schedule -1 for approval of the drawings.
(2) Whereas a person, organization, or government entity desirous of constructing a house of category A or B shall prepare drawings and design of the building and a person, organization, or government entity desirous of constructing a house of category C shall prepare drawings of the building, and submit for approval in the format of Schedule – 1 in the Office of Urban Development of concerned district.

(3) The Office of the Urban Development will check and verify the application received as per Sub-clause (2), and if the Office deemed it necessary of additional documents, it may call for the documents with the applicant.

(4) If the details of the applicant found justified on checking and verifying them, the office of Urban Development shall approve the drawings or design within thirty days of the date of submission of the application with outlines of conditions to be observed during the building construction.

4. Qualification of Expert :

While nominating a member of the Committee as per Part (h) of the Sub-section (2) of the Section 3 of the Act, Government of Nepal shall nominate from among the persons with the following qualification:-

(a) At least 10 years of experience relating to building construction as per Part (a) or (b) of Section 8 of the Act after completing minimum of Master degree in Architecture or Civil Engineering.

(b) At least 15 years of experience relating to building construction as per Part (a) or (b) of Section 8 of the Act after completing minimum of Bachelor degree in Architecture or Civil Engineering.

5. Fee for Copy of Building Code:

A person intending to obtain a copy of the Building Code may obtain the same from the office of the Urban Development on payment of cost as given in the Schedule -2.

6. May Alter, Add or Delete in Schedules:

The Government of Nepal may alter, add or delete, as necessary, the Schedules by publishing a notice in the Nepal Gazette.

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