CMC to issue construction permits online

Published : 12:06 am  August 21, 2018 | No comments so far |  | 


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  • Permit within fortnight 
  • Only two visits to CMC 
  • Co-ordination via SMS 


By Darshana Sanjeewa   

The Colombo Municipality will launch an online platform today to issue construction permits within two weeks. The service will be launched at Town Hall in the presence of Telecommunication Minister Harin Fernando and Colombo Mayor Rosy Senanayake. 

A CMC communiqué said once the system was introduced, applicants would only have to visit the municipality premises twice to complete the process. 

“Applicants will have to come to the Municipal Council only twice to hand over the documents and then to receive the permit. Anyone can obtain information with regard to the required documents and fill the request form online or contact the CMC help desk. The completed application along with necessary documents needs to be handed over to CMC officials to kick start the process. Applicants will be informed via SMS the date on which a CMC officer will arrive to inspect the premises. This will help the applicant to keep track of the progress,” the CMC said.