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Building Approval (IMB)

Building Approval Permit/ Persetujuan Bangunan Gedung ("PBG")(formerly known as IMB)

Based on the Government Regulation No. 16 of 2021, Persetujuan Bangunan Gedung ("PBG") replaces IMB (Izin Mendirikan Bangunan) as a Building Approval for construction activities purposes.

PBG is a mandatory permit which is required for anyone intending to build a new building, renovate an existing building, or revamp a building. Unlike its predecessor IMB, PBG can be applied after the construction of a building commences, provided that the progress of the construction is not more than 50% (fifty percent). In this case, the building owner can build directly, but during the course of construction must report the functionality and feasibility of the building and must adhere to the spatial layout of the area where it is being built. Therefore, PBG can be applied during the construction of the building by complying to the standards set by the government authorities.


Despite IMB had been replaced by PBG as permits for building/ construction activities, the previous IMB which had been issued prior to the new Job Creation Law remains valid.


- Personal Information of the Applicant

- Detail Information of The Buildings

- Technical Plan Documents, which includes:

  • Architectural Plan Documents
  • including architectural planning service providers, design concepts, floor plan drawings, and other related concepts or plans

  • Utility Plan Documents
  • including calculations of water supply, electricity, sewage, fire protection systems, sanitation system drawings, and a number of other related designs

  • Structure Plan Documents
  • including lower structure plan drawings, upper structure plan drawings, basement plan drawings, to structural plan calculations equipped with soil investigation data for buildings more than two floors

  • Building Technical Specification Documents
  • including a description of the type and characteristics of the materials used for whole buildings.

Author: LegalPro Bali

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