The reader must understand that regulations that are applicable to his individual case, will depend on a variety of factors, including but not limited to: the proposed use, type of construction and its location. The reader should take note that certain autonomous municipalities ( Municipios Autónomos ), require that the proposed project be filed at their permit offices and use their ordinance plans or POT ( Plan de Ordenación Territorial) instead of OGPE’s consolidated regulations ( Reglamento Conjunto ). The following is a list of some planning and zoning regulations, additional regulations could apply, depending on the proposed use and type of project. For additional information contact us.
For Autonomous Municipalities visit here.
**As of Feb 17, 2018 a new Reglamento Conjunto is under consideration. For more information please visit here . Reader should take note, that according to planning and zoning law precedents any pending legislation and/or regulation regarding planning and zoning will be applied to any case under evaluation by the agency (no grandfather clause, unless specifically expressed in the text of the law or regulation).
Condado Area Regulations (Anything not covered here must be verify San Juan POT)
Santurce Area Regulations (Anything not covered here must be verify San Juan POT)
San Juan Island Area Regulation (Anything not covered here must be verify San Juan POT)
Access Control and Gated Community Regulation (Must Also Verify Law 21 -1987 as amended)
Puerto Rico Flood Area Regulation
Lot and Urbanization Regulation
Telecomm Tower Regulation (Must Also Verify Law 86 – 2000 as amended)
Coastal Zone and Beach Access Regulation
Permit Review before Reconsideration Board (Decision review from OGPe, Autonomous Municipalities)
Permit Review Regulation (Final Permit Review, Permit Audit before Planning Boards)
For additional regulations regulations visit here.
MORE REGULATIONS WILL BE POSTED SOON!!!
For more information visit the Puerto Rico Planning Board (Junta de Planificación de Puerto Rico) here.
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Updated Feb 17, 2018.
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