Generally, the following documents are required to obtain design approval for a residential house from the municipal offices in Nepal: –
1. House plans/blueprint: 3 copies of the architectural & structural map of the house printed on A1-Sheet.
If the house is outside MRT then Structure Analysis of that house is also needed. The report should be submitted along with the map and sign of the engineer at the municipal office. Structure Analysis Correspondence should be signed by an Engineer who has 5 years of experience or a masters degree in the relevant subject.
2. Traced map of the plot:- The traced map can be obtained from the district administration office.
3. Photocopy of proof of land ownership.
4. Photocopy of citizenship ID of the land owner and house owner.
5. In case the landlord and house owner are different, a copy of the MOU signed between the land owner and house owner.
6. Tax clearance up to the current fiscal year.
7. Charkilla recommendation (from municipal office).
8. Road Recommendation ( from municipal office):- if the road is not indicated on the trace map.
9. 6 copies of the house owner’s passport sized photo.
10. Photocopy of License of Consultant who designed the house plan (must be licensed from the same municipal office).
11. Naksapass book (to be purchased from the same municipal office).
12. Road clearance:- MOU between land owner and the neighboring landowner that the neighboring landowner will let you use part of his land to access the road. This is needed if the land in question is not road adjacent but the neighboring land is.
13. Receipt paid to local disaster management fund (Rs. 1000).
14. In case the land is owned by a Guthi association, approval must be obtained from the Guthi association in question.
These documents should be all that is needed to get the plans approved in every municipal offices. A few municipal offices may ask for more accompanying documents. If you are thinking of approving you house plans, you will need to prepare the documents listed above.