Before the enactment of recent amendments, a building permit was required for even minor projects, such as repairs of interior finishes, replacement of interior carpentry, and repairs and replacement of interior installation in buildings located in protected areas of monuments and protected built-up areas. But with the recent enactments, if the respective works are not performed within a building of significant architectural or historical value as established by urban planning documentation, such works can be performed without obtaining a building permit.
Another important amendment to the law authorizing construction works increases the validity period of the building permit. The period within which the building permit applicant may begin work is extended from 12 months to 24 months.
Law no. 50/1991 on authorizing construction works became effective after December 31, 2017.