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Legal Transparency

Construction Projects in South Bali Must Have Legal Notice Board Posted at Site’s Entrances

(11/11/2012) In addition to the requirement to conform to zoning rules and building regulations, all private and commercial building project sites in Bali’s southern regency of Badung are required by law to display signboards at their entrances containing the legal details of the project.

Ketut Martha, the head of the Badung Enforcement Agency (Katsatpol PP) said: “There are many problems associated with construction projects. I wish to emphasize that every project in Badung must post a sign board showing its permit number at the front of each construction site. This is needed not only as a means of socializing information to the public, but also to facilitate officials in ascertaining the legal status of each project.”

Despite these existing regulations, many construction sites in Bali in an advance state development do not post the required information.

The permit board must state to whom the building permit was issued, when the permit was issued, the permit's number and expected completion date.
At the actual construction site a complete file containing the actual permits and approved building plans should be available on on file for official review and inspection.

Martha told DenPost that the public is becoming increasingly sophisticated about the law and local regulations, with many reports coming into his office from local residents questioning the legal standing of numerous ongoing construction projects in the Badung regency.