Preliminary declaration of works

Generally required for the realization of minor development, the preliminary declaration of works is an administrative act which empowers the administration to verify that your building project complies with the urban planning rules.
  • These preliminary declaration of works are necessary in the following cases:

    • - Light residential Implantation surface leisure less than 35 m²;

    • - The constructions which is the footprint, or floor area greater than 5 m2 and the following cumulative criteria: a height above the ground less than or equal to 12 m; a grip to lower ground or equal to 20 m2; a floor surface less than or equal to 20 m2;

    • - The threshold of 20 m2 to 40 m2 is covered in urban areas during work if the municipality is covered by a PLU or POS;

    • - The pools of less than or equal to 100 m2 area not covered or whose coverage (fixed or mobile) is greater than 1.80 m;

    • - The frames and greenhouses with a height between 1.80 m and 4 m and a floor area not exceeding 2000 m2;

    • - The installation of caravans outside camping sites, for more than 3 months;

    • - The halting sites for Travellers;

    • - Parking areas 10 to 49 units open to the public;

    • - Land available to campers;

    • - The voltage power lines below 63 000 volts;

    • - Cuts or logging of trees;

    • - The construction of walls whose height above the ground is greater than or equal to 2 m;

    • - The pits required for agriculture in the basin has an area larger than 10 m2 and up to 100 m2;

    • - The following buildings since they are in the saved or protected sectors: Building with a floor surface and the footprint is less than 20 m2 and a height less than or equal to 12 m; walls (regardless of height); fences;

    • - Work modifying an item classified by the Local Development Plan (PLU);

    • - Changes of purpose of an existing building;

    • - The work has the effect of changing the appearance of an existing building (except for cleaning work unless they are held in a protected area or in a municipality where the municipal council or the legislative body of the 'EPCI for PLU decided to submit this work to return).

  • Decision of the mayor and response time

    • The declaration does not exempt to ask the authorizations provided by other texts that the Planning Code (eg for a co- ownership , certain amendments require the approval of the general meeting).

    • Various projects are subject to prior declaration to the town hall. The time limit is one month from the filing date (if the file is complete and with some exceptions).

    • At the end of that period, the competent authority may issue a certificate of no objection to the declaration or object to the declaration. If she remains silent, this silence is tacit decision of non-opposition. In this case, a no objection certificate may be issued on request.

See also
The role of the Notaire
The letter of the notaries of France in the world / November 2016
French property market report / N°34