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Procedures and Principles for Issuing Building Registration Certificates

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The Communiqué on the Procedures and Principles for the Issuance of Building Registration Certificates (“Communiqué”) was published in the Official Gazette No. 30443 and dated June 6, 2018.

What Does the Communiqué Say?

The Communiqué regulates the rules for applying for building registration certificates and the determination of registration fees.


One of the building owners or their representative can apply for the building registration certificate through the Building Registration System’s online e-Government link or through the institutions authorized by the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization.

Registration Fee

The registration fee for residences is 3% of the sum of the land’s property tax value and the approximate building cost. For commercial properties, the registration fee is 5% of the sum of the land’s property tax value and the approximate building cost.

A land’s property tax value is calculated according to the minimum unit value of the land and plot’s square meter, which are received from the respective municipality.

The approximate building cost is calculated accordingly:

• Ordinary agricultural buildings: TRY 200/m²;

• Buildings with 1-2 stories and ordinary industrial buildings: TRY 600/m²;

• Buildings with 3-7 stories and integrated industrial buildings: TRY 1,000/m²;

• Buildings with 8 and more stories: TRY 1,600/m²;

• Luxury buildings, villas, shopping mall complexes, hospitals, hotels and similar buildings: TRY 2,000/m²; and

• Solar energy stations: TRY 100,000/MW.


The Communiqué clarifies previously ambiguous issues in the Zoning Peace regarding building registration certificate applications and registration fee calculations.