Dubai Municipality is one of the oldest and by far the largest organization established by the Dubai government, initially it was only responsible for the cleanliness, health, environment and architectural aspects of the region, later on it was entrusted with business services such as international affairs, partnership sectors, general support sector, planning & engineering sector & corporate support sector also it has widened its scope with regards to environment and health by undertaking environment health & safety control sector and environmental & public health sector.
Business activities that are associated with public health & safety, environment, food & veterinary are required to take NOC/permits from Dubai Municipality prior to issuance of a license from the respective department.
The services provided by DM through their portal towards NOC / Permits are as follows:
a) Request for an Approval of the Design and Implementation of an Advertising Sign in Historical Areas
Service Fees:

Request to Approve Design and Implementations:

·         AED 100 (plate design)

·         AED 600 per linear meter (shop sign implementation)

Approve Design:

·         AED 100


b) Apply for an Advertising content permit

Service fees:

·         AED 500 per design

Knowledge and Innovation Fees: AED 20


c) Apply for advertising Display permit on lands

Service fees:

·         Fence or hoarding: AED 200 per sqm per year

·         Unipole/minipole/megacom: AED 250 per sqm per year (per face)

·         Pylons: AED 1,000 per year (per board)

·         Illuminated poles: AED 12,000 per year (per pole)

·         Poles: AED 6,000 per year (per pole)

·         Mupis: AED 5,000 per year (per panel)

·         Flags: AED 250 per year (per flag)

·         Benches, product models, and shades: AED 1,000 per year (per bench, model or shade)

·         Air balloons or air-filled product models: AED 1,000/Week

·         Digital Screens: AED 1,000 per sqm per year

·         All fees are subject to an addition of 10% in the trade center and Al Wasl, except for advertisements on pylons, flags, and models, Air balloons, and air-filled models.


d)  Apply for advertising permits on building

Service fees:

·         Building rooftop sign: AED 200 per sqm per year

·         Digital Screens: AED 1,000 per sqm per year

·         Building/tower names: AED 1,000 per name in English and Arabic

·         Wall sign on a building's facade: AED 100 per sqm per year

·         Air balloons or air-filled product models:  AED 1,000/Week

·         All fees are subject to an addition of 10% in trade center 1 and Al Wasl (except for building names permit/Air balloons and air-filled models/product models).


e) Apply for a consumer product advertising permit.

Service fees:

·         AED 100/month (up to AED 1200/year)

·         Knowledge and Innovation fee: AED 20

 

a) Apply for a permit for waste management activity(collection / Transport / Trading)

Service fees: Free

 

b) Apply for a vehicle permit to transport general and construction and demolition waste (NAFITH)

Service fees:

·         Chip: AED 300 (per chip)

·         Aramex Delivery Fees: AED 20 (including 5% VAT)

·         Knowledge and Innovation Fees: AED 20

 

c)  Apply to approve contracts with waste

Service fees:

·         Public Cleaning Services fees are calculated according to the rates referred to in Articles (8) and (11) of table No. (6) attached to Local Order No. (11) of 2003.

·         25% of the Public Cleaning Services fees stipulated in the provisions of local order No. (11) of 2003 related to public health and community safety in Dubai, in case the service was provided by the private sector

 

d) Apply for Hazardous waste transport services

Service fees:

·         AED 2,000 per truck

·         Knowledge and Innovation Fees: AED 20

 

e) Apply for a permit to dispose of hazardous and commercial waste and unwanted material.

Service fees:

·         Service fees vary according to the types of waste:

  • Electric and electronic equipment: AED 50/ton
  • Paper, documents, tapes, compact discs (CDs) and others: AED 150/ton
  • Tobacco and cigarettes: AED 100/ton
  • Alcoholic drinks: AED 300/ton
  • Food unfit for consumption: AED 100/ton
  • Cosmetics and health products: AED 5/Kg
  • Bulky waste: AED 50/ton
  • Medical waste for the governmental sector: AED 2/kg
  • Medical waste for the private sector: AED 4/kg
  • Disposal of solid waste: AED 50/ton
  • Disposal of sludge waste: AED 10/1000 gallon
  • Evaporation of liquid industrial waste: AED 100/ton
  • Chemical or physical waste treatment or waste incineration: AED 150/ton
  • Dumping of unpackaged waste in single-lined landfills: AED 150/ton
  • Dumping of unpackaged waste in double-lined landfills: AED 200/ton
  • Landfilling of waste drums in single-lined landfills: AED 200/ton
  • Landfilling of waste drums in double-lined landfills: AED 250/ton
  • Disposal of contaminated empty drums and containers: AED 150/ton
  • Disposal of empty contaminated bags: AED 100/cu m
  • Disposal of pressurized gas or aerosol cans: AED 400/ton
  • Waste drums storage: AED 100/drum.

·         Knowledge and Innovation Fees: AED 20.

Note: Any types of waste not mentioned above are assessed based on the consideration of the concerned in the Waste Department.

 

f) Apply for a new waste container or for changing its location

Service fees: Free

 
a) Apply to Review the Gate Level Calculations
Service fees: Free

b) Request of checking service line route

    Service fees:

     AED 25 per point

Knowledge and Innovation Fees: AED 20

 

c) Apply for a No Objection Certificate for Survey Works

Service fees:

·         AED 500

·         Knowledge and Innovation Fees: AED 20

 

d) Apply for Right-Of-Way Coordinates and Verification of Survey Points

Service fees:

Verification of ROW survey points:

·         AED 25/survey point

ROW coordinates:

- Marking the required survey points or areas and adding them to the map:

    - AED 1,000 for every 1/2 sqkm of the planning area

    - AED 3,500 for the entire planning area.

- Knowledge and Innovation Fees: AED 20

 

e) Request to Issue unified site plans

Service fees:

 (Fees for owned land or grant to register ownership with the Land Department):
Land department fees: 120 AED 
Issue/renew a topographic survey map (for allocated lands): AED 200
Knowledge and Innovation Fees: AED 20
Local Fees: AED 5

 

f) Apply to Receive Geodetic Data

Service fees:

·         Fees is variable based on the Type and amount of data.

Knowledge and Innovation Fees: AED 20

 

g) Apply for Establishing a New Control Point

Service fees:

·         Geodetic services or establishing new control points: AED 1500 per point

·         Knowledge and Innovation fees: AED 20

 

h) Apply for a Site Survey Report

Service fees:

·         Site Inspection Fee (preliminary demarcation): AED 100

·         Knowledge and Innovation fees: AED 20

 

i) Apply for a Surveyor Certificate of Competency

Service fees:

·         Surveyor Certificate of Competency: AED 3000

·         Knowledge and Innovation fees: AED 20

 

a) Visit Public Parks and Recreational Facilities

Service fees:

Children's City:

·         Schools: One group of minimum 20 people: AED 5 per person with 2 teachers for free

·         Private groups: AED 10 per person with 1 companion for free

·         Family tickets: AED 40 for 2 adults and 2 children.

Specialized Parks:

Dubai Fram:

·         Ticket price for all educational institutions: AED 20 for children between 3 and 12 years, and AED 30 for adults

·         The ticket price does not include the 5% VAT calculated automatically according to the law

·         Free entrance for (1) supervisor with every 10 students 

Quranic Park: Free

Cave and Glass House: AED 10.

Individuals:

Children's City:

·         Individual ticket: AED 15 for adults and AED 10 for children

Public Parks:

·         Al Mamzar park:

o    AED 5 per person

o    AED 30 per car

o    Free for children under 2 years

o    Free for people of determination with 2 companions.

·         Mushrif park:

o    AED 3 per person

o    AED 10 per car

o    Free for children under 2 years

o    Free for people of determination with 2 companions.

·         Creek and Zaabeel Parks:

o    AED 5 per person

o    Children under 2 years: Free

o    People of determination with 2 companions: Free.

·         Al Safa park:

o    AED 3 per person

o    Free for children under 2 years

o    Free for people of determination with 2 companions.

·         Specialized Parks:

o    Adults: AED 50

o    Children (3-12 years): AED 20

o    Children under 3 years: Free

o    Senior citizens 60+ years (ID required): Free

o    People of Determination: Free

o    Quranic Park: Free

o    Cave and Glass House: AED 10

b) Apply for an Advertising Film and Photography Permit in Public Parks and Recreational Facilities

Service fees:

·         Film and photography advertising: AED 500/day

·         Product promotions: AED 1,000/day

·         Knowledge and Innovation fees: AED 20

 

c) Apply for a No Objection Certificate to Visit Natural Reserves

Service fees: Free

 

d) Apply to Reserve Children's City Facilities

Service fees:

Theatre Reservation:

·         Official authorities, schools and associations: 

·         AED 1,000 (1 time period)

·         AED 1,500 (entire day).

·         Companies and private establishments:

·         AED 1,500 (1 time period)

·         AED 2,500 (entire day).

Zayed Hall, 2nd December Hall and Union Hall Reservation (for a 1 time period 5 hours):

·         Official authorities, schools and associations: AED 400

·         Companies and private establishments: AED 600.

Outdoor Reservation:

·         AED 500 per 4 sqm

Indoor Reservation:

·         AED 600 per 4 sqm

Movie or TV Filming:

·         For official authorities, companies, and private establishments:

·         AED 2,000 (1 time period)

·         AED 3,000 (entire day).

Photography:

·         For official authorities, companies, and private establishments:

·         AED 500 (1 time period)

·         AED 700 (entire day).

Knowledge and Innovation Fees: AED 20

 

a) Apply for a Smoking Area and Tobacco Selling Permit

Service fees: Free

 

b) Apply for No Objection Permit for Public Health and Safety related Activities

Service fees: Free

 

c) Apply for Permit for Activity or Play Area

Service fees: Free

 

 
a) Lab Testing and Calibration Services
• Request for testing Consumers products
- This service enables customer to request for chemical and microbiological testing on cosmetics and chemical products and obtain reports which are mandatory to trade them locally and internationally
- This service is provided by Dubai Central Laboratory Department
- Fees on Testing are based on documents submitted by the customer
- Time Frame is 5 working days with Testing and Report.
• Request for calibration of instruments and equipment
- This service enables customer to obtain calibration certificates for laboratory equipment and instruments based on testing done as per international standards
- Fees are based on documents submitted by the customer
- Time Frame is 4 working days
• Request for testing food items
- This service enables customer to obtain reports after testing of food items which are imported / exported / produce locally for trade purposes.
- Fees are based on documents submitted by the customer.
- Time Frame is 5 working days.
• Request for Testing and Hallmarking of precious metals and gemstones
- This service enables customers to obtain reports on testing of Gem stones and precious metals (gold, silver, platinum, diamonds etc.) for Hallmarking purpose according to international standards to trade them locally by jewelry shops.
- Fees are based per documents submitted by the customer.
- Time frame 7 working days.
• Request Testing Of Construction Materials Samples
- This service enables customers to obtain reports for testing of engineering materials samples to ensure compliance as per adopted standards related to physical, mechanical, chemical, thermal and fire.
- Fees are based as per documents submitted by the customer.
- Time frame is based on sample and testing procedures.
• Request for testing environmental samples
- This service is applicable to customers involved in business related to environmental factors such as water, air and soil.
- Fees are based on documents submitted by the customer
- Time Frame is 5 working days.
• Request for standards and publications prepared by Dubai Municipality
- This service enables customers to request for documents related to standards and publications released by the Dubai Central Laboratory.
- Fees as charged by DM
- Time Frame is 1 working day
• Request for testing electrical household appliances
- This service enables the customer to obtain reports on testing of electrical and electronic equipment according to international safety standards.
- Fees as charged by DM
- Time Frame is not mentioned by DM
• Request for Conducting Research and Studies
- This service enables the customer to perform consolidated research and studies in the field of environment, foods, engineering material, consumer products, metrology and other fields as provided the laboratory department.
- Fees are based on number of hours required for the said research
- Time frame is not specified by DM
• Project Registration-For Testing Construction Materials
- This service enables contractors and consultants to register their project with the DM to facilitate testing of construction material in the laboratory department.
- Fees as charged by DM.
- Time Frame is 3 working days.
• Request for training in Dubai Central Laboratory
- This service enables prospect customers to enroll themselves with variety of courses provided by the laboratory department.
- Fees as charged by Laboratory department based on course selected.
- Time frame is 3 working days.

b) Technical Approvals for Commercial License
• Request to get a Permission to Practice Activity for conformity body
- This service enables customers to obtain a permit to perform activities mentioned in section 2/2010 of the UAE law
- This permit is to be obtained within 6 months of the date of issue of the commercial license by DED.
- Dubai Accreditation Department (DAC) is responsible to conduct compliance audit on the applicant to check the conditions as per license are met.
- Based on the audit report of DAC the applicant’s laboratory (CAB) will be registered by DM.
- CAB stands of Conformity Assessment Body
- The Permit is valid for 1 year and can be renewed if required
- For renewal of the permit the CAB has to send an e-mail to DAC within 15 days of expiry of the Permit.
- Fees are as under
Compliance Audit & Permit fees – AED 4,000
Renewal Fees – AED 500
- Time frame is 3 months for New permit and 3 days for renewal
- For renewal DAC will conduct a surveillance visit on CAB.
• Request for No Objection Certificate for conformity assessment body licensing
- This service enables customers to obtain NOC as required by DED to issue Professional license to private laboratory / company as Conformity Assessment Body (CAB).
- DAC shall conduct a assessment study on the proposed CAB
- Based on the report from DAC , NOC shall be issued by DM
- Fees for NOC are AED 500.
- Time Frame is 2 working days.

c) Product Confirmity Assessment
• Request for Factory Assessment Certification/ Conformity mark and Technical Approval
- This service enables manufactures (Food product factories / building and construction material factories) to avail Certificate of Product Conformity/ Technical Approval Certificate on their products.
- The certificates are issued by Dubai Central Laboratory department after the assessment of the product and factory according to international safety and quality standards mainly ISO 9001.
- Fees for this service are AED 174/man hour.
- Time frame is not specified by DM.
• Request for Good Jewelry Trading Practice certification (Bareeq)
- This service enables customers to avail Gold Jewelry Trading Practice (GJTP) certificate under (Bareeq) scheme.
- This service applicable to gold and jewelry shops.
- This service is provided by Dubai Central Laboratory
- The Certificate is valid for 1 year and is renewal
- Fees for this service areas under
Initial assessment, surveillance / certification fees for Main Shop - AED 1,500
Initial assessment, surveillance / certification fees for Branch Shop - AED 1,000
Renewal fees for each shop (Main / Branches) – AED 1,000 / shop.
- Time frame is 10 working days after fees payment.
• Request for block batch and Type 1 certification
- This service enables customers avail conformity certificate for every production batch of various types of blocks through sampling and testing according to approved standard specifications.
- This service is applicable for factories engaged in Block production.
- This service is provided by Dubai Central Laboratory
- Fees as charged by DM.
- Time Frame is 4 working days.
• Request for Registration of Suppliers of Certified Products
- The service is applicable to customers engaged trading of certified products such steel and solar water heater systems.
- The certificate is issued by Dubai Central Laboratory
- Fees for this service is AED 1,044
- Time Frame is 1 working day

d) Accreditation Services
• Request for Accrediting Conformity assessment bodies
- This service enables Conformity Assessment Bodies (CAB) to obtain an accredited certificate as recognition from DM on compliance of international standards.
- This service is provided by Dubai Accreditation Department (DAC)
- Fees are as follows
Application fees – AED 500
Document review fees – AED 3500
Pre assessment visit fees – AED 2,500
Assessment visit / follow up visit / surveillance visit / extension in scope/ special visit fees – AED 6,500 /day/ assessor
Certificate Fee – AED 1,200
Accreditation symbol fees – AED 5,000/ scope/3 years
Lifting of Suspension fees – AED 1,200
Service outside UAE fees – AED 100
- Time Frame is 6 months to 2 years.
• Request to participate in proficiency testing program
- Through this service the DM organizes Proficiency Training Programs (PTP) represented by the DAC.
- This service can be availed by UAE nationals and foreigners
- This service mandatory for CAB engaged in Laboratory services
- Participation fees in PTP – AED 500 to 2000/ test (depends on the type of program)
• Request to register in quality assurance standards requirements training course related to accreditation
- Through this service DM organizes specialized training courses regarding international quality standards (ISO & others) to be attained by the CABs.
- Training course Fee is AED 1,000/day/ participant
- Time Frame is as per the duration of the course.
a) Technical Approvals for Commercial Licenses
• Request for No Objection to activate the tourism license
- This service is provided by Government Revenue Department
- Fees as charged by DM
- Time Frame is at the time of service

b) Consultants and Contractors Services
• Request for Local consulting offices registration- new registration
- This service is provided by the Building Department
- This service enables the customer to avail a temporary professional license form DED post initial approval and trade name reservation.
- Fees as charged by DM.
- Time Frame is 3 working days
• Request to activate/renew consultant office license
- This service is provided by the Building Department
- This service enables the customer to avail / renew consultancy (professional) license in Dubai
- Fees to issue / renew consultancy office license is AED 250/person
- Time Frame is 3 working days
• Request to modify consultant's registration record data - [Local office]
- This service is provided by the Building Department
- This service enables customers to amend their information in consultant record data
- Fees as charged by DM
- Time Frame is 3 working days
• Request for temporary license for foreign engineering consultant branch office/associate(new license)
- This service is provided by the Building Department.
- To avail this service the foreign company has to setup a branch in Dubai and receive initial approval and trade name reservation from DED.
- Fees as charged by DM
- Time frame is 20 working days.
• Request to modify consultant's registration record data [Branch Foreign Companies]
- This service is provided by the Building Department
- This service enables foreign consultant branches to amend their information in consultant record data
- Fees as charged by DM
- Time Frame is 20 working days
• Request to modify consultant registration status – upgrading
- This service is provided by the Building Department
- This service enables customers to up-grade their information in consultant record data subject to rules and regulations according to UAE law.
- Fees as charged by DM
- Time Frame is 20 working days
• Request for new registration - contracting companies
- This service is provided by the Building Department
- This service enables the customer to avail a temporary contracting license form DED post initial approval and trade name reservation.
- This service is applicable to local contractors (companies owned by UAE Nationals)
- Fees as charged by DM.
- Time Frame is 3 working days
• Request to activate/renew contractor license
- This service is provided by the Building Department
- This service enables the customer to activate / renew contracting license in Dubai
- Fees to issue / renew contracting license is AED 250/ registered technical person
- Time Frame is 3 working days.
• Request to modify contractor's registration record data - [Local office]
- This service is provided by the Building Department
- This service enables customers to amend their information in local contracting record data
- Fees as charged by DM
- Time Frame is 3 working days
• Request for temporary license for foreign contracting company branch office/associate (new license)
- This service is provided by the Building Department.
- To avail this service the foreign company has to setup a branch in Dubai and receive initial approval and trade name reservation from DED.
- Fees as charged by DM
- Time frame is 20 working days.
• Request to modify contractor's registration record data [Foreign engineering companies]
- This service is provided by the Building Department
- This service enables foreign company branches to amend their information in contract record data
- Fees as charged by DM
- Time Frame is 20 working days
• Request to modify contractor registration status – upgrading
- This service is provided by the Building Department
- This service enables customers to up-grade their information in contracting company’s record data subject to rules and regulations according to UAE law.
- Fees as charged by DM
- Time Frame is 20 working days.
• Request to be registered in the engineering consultation practitioners register
- This service is provided by the Building Department
- This service enables companies to register their engineers in engineering consultancy practitioner’s records.
- Fees as charged by DM
- Time Frame is 3 working days
• Request to be registered in the contracting practitioners register
- This service is provided by the Building Department
- This service enables companies to register their contractors in contracting consultancy practitioner’s records.
- Fees as charged by DM
- Time Frame is 3 working days
• Request to approve assigning specialized project to a branch of foreign consultant office
- This service is provided by the Building Department
- Fees as charged by DM
- Time Frame is 20 working days
• Request to approve carrying out a project of a higher level
- This service is provided by the Building Department
- Fees as charged by DM
- Time Frame is 20 working days
• Request to interview technical staff
- This service is provided by the Building Department
- This service enables customer to avail approval of technical staff wherever applicable.
- Fees are AED 400
- Time frame is 3 working days.
• Request to Release blocked consultants
- This service is provided by the Building Department
- Fees are AED 500
- Time frame is 3 working days.
• Request to release blocked permits/licenses-Owners
- This service is provided by the Building Department
- Fees as charged by DM
- Time frame is 2 working days.
• Request to release blocked contractors
- This service is provided by the Building Department
- Fees are AED 500
- Time frame is 3 working days.
• Request for surveyors assessment certificate
- This service is provided by the Survey Department to issue certificates on surveyors on specified projects based on their expertise.
- Fees are AED 3,000
- Time frame is 2 working days.
• Request for training on online building services
- This service is provided by the Building Department to consultants & contractors to obtain training on the department’s electronics services.
- Fees are AED 2,000/ person.
- Time frame is 3 working days.
• Request to approve a project for blocked Consultant/Contractor for new projects
- This service is provided by the Building Department
- Fees are AED 500
- Time frame is 3 working days.
• Request to modify building materials suppliers and manufacturers registration record data
- This service is provided by the Building Department
- Fees as charged by DM.
- Time frame is 3 working days.
• Request to be registered in the Building materials suppliers and manufacturers practitioners register
- This service is provided by the Building Department
- Fees as charged by DM.
- Time frame is 3 working days.
• Request to release blocked suppliers and manufacturers of building materials
- This service is provided by the Building Department
- Fees is AED 500
- Time frame is 3 working days.
• Request of Building materials suppliers and manufacturers registration
- This service is provided by the Building Department
- This service enables customers to avail registration on temporary basis.
- Fees as charged by DM.
- Time frame is 3 working days.
• Request to activate/renew building materials suppliers and manufacturers registration
- This service is provided by the Building Department
- Fees are AED 250 / registered technical person.
- Time Frame is 3 working days.

c) Land Planning, Allocation and Compensation
• Request for temporary permit to occupy a location
- This service is provided by the Building Department
- This service enables contractors to obtain permit to store materials and equipment s for construction projects in a nearby location on a temporary basis
- The permit is valid for 6 months for construction of villas/residential/commercial/ Mosque/Malls.
- The permit for construction of Fence / Shoring is 3 months
- Fees for permit are AED 500.
- Insurance fees are AED 2,000.
- Time Frame is 2 working days.
• Request to approve project's master plan/ master plan changes
- This service is provided by the Planning Department
- Fees as charged by DM
- Time Frame is 10 working days.
• Request for planning permits
- This service is provided by the Planning Department to customers wherever applicable.
- Fees charges are as under
Change of Land use – 1% of land market value
Adding service activity in residential areas - 1% of land market value
Division of Land - 1% of land market value (calculated on the basis of each division).
- Time Frame is 10 working days.
• Request for land allocation-public services/facilities
- This service is provided by the Planning Department to customers wherever applicable.
- Fees for issuing new site plan AED 200.
- Time Frame is 10 working days.
• Request to determine locations for different planning uses
- This service is provided by the Planning Department to customers wherever applicable.
- Fees are as charged by DM
- Time Frame is 5 working days.
• Request for a Permit for setting up temporary tents
- This service is provided by the Building Department.
- Fees charged are as under
Tents for social activities for locals – Free
Tents for Commercial & Promotional purposes – AED 30 fils/sqft.
Insurance refundable as under
Wedding / Condolences – AED 1,000
Ramadan Tents – AED 1,000
Hotel Tents – AED 10,000
- Time Frame is 2 working days.
• Request for Evaluation third parties projects
- This service is provided by the Finance Department.
- Fees are charged as below
0.5% of total evaluation amount for evaluation only.
1% of total evaluation amount for evaluate and compensate.
- Time frame is 20 working days.

d) Maps, Construction Demarcation and Surveys Services
• Request Geographical data and site plans
- This service is provided by Geographic Information Systems Department (GISD)
- Fees as charged by DM
- Time Frame is 5 working days.
• Request to determine locations/corridors for public utilities
- This service is provided by Planning Department
- Fees as charged by DM
- Time Frame is 10 working days.
• Request to review gate level calculations
- This service is provided by Survey Department
- Fees as charged by DM
- Time Frame is 5 working days.
• Request for checking service line route/ level
- This service is provided by Survey Department
- Fees are AED 25 for the point.
- Time Frame is 5 working days.
• Request for Marine Demarcation
- This service is provided by Survey Department
- Fees are as charged by DM
- Time Frame not specified by DM
• Request for Electronic Navigation Charts ENC
- This service is provided by Survey Department
- Fees are as charged by DM
- Time Frame not specified by DM
• Request for orthometric height conversion
- This service is provided by Survey Department
- Fees are AED 50 for the point.
- Time Frame is 1 working days.
• Request For Coordinates Transformation
- This service is provided by Survey Department
- Fees are AED 50/point.
- Time Frame is 1 working days.
• Request for the raw GPS data
- This service is provided by Survey Department
- Fees are AED 25/hour.
- Time Frame is 1 working days.
• Request for Construction Demarcation
- This service is provided by Survey Department
- Fees are AED 100.
- Time Frame is 2 working days.
• Request For Control Coordinates (Hz & V)
- This service is provided by Survey Department
- Fees are AED 5,000.
- Time Frame is 1 working days.
• Request for re-setting land demarcation
- This service is provided by Survey Department
- Fees are AED 100.
- Time Frame is 2 working days.
• Request to issue/Renew Dubai Municipality plans
- This service is provided by Survey Department
- Fees to release / renew a plot map AED 200.
- Time Frame is 4 working days.
• Request for meteorological data
- This service is provided by Survey Department
- Fees as charged by DM
- Time Frame is 1 working day.
• Request for Right of Way (ROW) co-ordinates
- This service is provided by Survey Department
- Fees to determine spatial and lifting points on the map
- Time Frame is 1 working day.
• Request for a copy of the approved master plan
- This service is provided by Survey Department
- Fees as charged by DM
- Time Frame is 3 working days.
• Request for NOC for removal of a control point
- This service is provided by Survey Department
- Fees are AED 500
- Time Frame is 2 working days.
• Request to mark Qibla direction
- This service is provided by Survey Department
- Fees as charged by DM
- Time Frame is 1 working day.

e) Marine Projects and Coastal Services
• Request for Marine Data
- This service is provided by Environment Department
- Fees as charged by Environment Department
- Time Frame is 3 working days.
• Request for NOC for Sand Excavation within the Coastal Zone
- This service is provided by Environment Department
- Fees are AED 500
- The NOC is valid for 6 months
- Time Frame is 3 working days.
• Request for NOC for Dredging within the Coastal Zone
- This service is provided by Environment Department
- Fees are AED 500
- The NOC is valid for 6 months
- Time Frame is 10 working days.
• Request for NOC for Activities on the Beaches & Inland Waterways
- This service is provided by Environment Department
- Fees are AED 500
- The Validity of the NOC varies as per request.
- Time Frame is 3 working days.
• Request for Hydrographic Survey Data
- This service is provided by Survey Department
- Fees as charged by DM
- Time Frame is not specified by DM.

f) Advertising Permits
• Request for the design and execution of an advertising sign board in the historic area
- This service is provided by Architectural Heritage and Antiquities Department
- Fees AED 100/ transaction (600 meters from the longitudinal design)
- Time Frame is 10 working days.
• Request approval for the Designed advertisement board in the historic area
- This service is provided by Architectural Heritage and Antiquities Department
- Fees AED 100
- Time Frame is 3 hours.
• Request for structural license for (roof/pole)advertisement
- This service is provided by Building Department.
- In addition to approval from Building Department client needs to get approval from Department of Planning / Advertising Section (DM) and Department of Civil Defense.
- The permit is valid for 6 months from the date of issue and advertising work should be completed within the time limit otherwise the permit has to be renewed.
- Fees are AED 500.
- Time Frame is 3 working days.
• Request for an advertisement permit for banners, flags, models & benches
- This service is provided by Planning Department
- Fees for this service areas under
Banner Adverts fees AED 250 for flags and duration exceeding 1 year
Benches Adverts fees AED 1,000/bench/year
Models Adv. Fees AED 1,000/model/year
Umbrella Adv. 1,000/umbrella/year
- Time Frame is 3 working days.
• Request for an Approval for Advertisement Mopis/light poles
- This service is provided by Planning Department
- Fees for this service areas under
Electrical Lighted Sign Board AED 12,000 /year
UN lighted sign Boards AED 6,000/year
Mopi AED 5,000/year
- Time Frame is 5 working days.
• Request for an Approval for Advertisement on Hoarding/ Unipole/ Minipole/ On the top of buildings/Megacom/ Electronic/Paylon
- This service is provided by Planning Department
- Fees for this service areas under
Fences/ building under construction fence AED 200 m2/year
Fixed billboard with Commercial Advertisement AED 100 m2/year
Uiploes/Minipoles/Megacom AED 250 m2/year per side.
On the top of buildings AED 200 m2/year
Fixed billboards with Commercial Advertisement AED 100 m2/year
Electronic Screens AED 1000 m2/year
Paylon AED 1,000 panel/ year
- Time Frame is 7 working days.
• Request for an Advertisement permit for air balloons or air filled models
- This service is provided by Planning Department
- Fees for this service areas AED 1000/week
- Time Frame is 5 working days.
• Request for an Advertisement permit on Airplanes medium
- This service is provided by Planning Department
- Fees for this service are AED 1000/week
- Time Frame is 3 working days.
• Request for an Advertisement permit on building facade/ buildings and towers names
- This service is provided by Planning Department
- Fees for this service areas under
Advertisement Permit on buildings and towers names or reserve building and towers names for one Name in Arabic & English AED 1000.
Advertisement Permit on Building faced fees AED 200 m2/year.
Fixed billboard with commercial Advertisement AED 100 m2/ year.
- Time Frame is 7 working days.
• Request for an Advertisement permit in booklets and maps
- This service is provided by Planning Department
- Fees for this service are AED 3000/year.
- Time Frame is 3 working days.
• Request for an Advertisement permit for advertising content
- This service is provided by Planning Department
- Fees for this service are AED 500.
- Time Frame is 1 working day.

g) Building Construction Services
• Request to approve temporary connection of water & electricity services to projects before completion
- This service is provided by Building department.
- Fees are as under
Inspection Fees AED 100/site inspection
Water & Electricity temporary connection fees AED 1000/month.
- Time Frame is 2 working days.
• Request for site structural checking before pouring concrete/ shoring works
- This service is provided by Building department.
- Fees as charged by DM.
- Time Frame is 1 working day.
• Request to resolve technical disputes
- This service is provided by Building department.
- Fees as charged by DM.
- Time Frame is 10 working day.
• Request to Issue building completion certificate
- This service is provided by Building department.
- Fees are AED 100 / per site visit.
- Time Frame is 2 working day.
• Request for permit to carry out construction work at night
- This service is provided by Building department.
- Fees as charged by DM.
- Time Frame is 2 working days.
• Request for extension of time of the grace period to remove a violation related to buildings
- This service is provided by Building department.
- Fees as charged by DM.
- Time Frame is 5 working days.

h) Building Permits
• Request a N.O.C to Demolish a Historical Building in the Historical area
- This service is provided by Architectural Heritage and Antiquities Department
- Fees are AED 100.
- Time Frame is 3 Hours.
• Request approval for the execution of an interior design for a building in the historical area
- This service is provided by Architectural Heritage and Antiquities Department
- Fees are AED 100.
- Time Frame is 5 Hours.
• Request approval for the design of a new building elevation in the historic area
- This service is provided by Architectural Heritage and Antiquities Department
- Fees are AED 100.
- Time Frame is 5 Hours.
• Request for Permit to maintain historical building owned by Dubai Municipality
- This service is provided by Architectural Heritage and Antiquities Department
- Fees are AED 100.
- Time Frame is 3 Hours.
• Request for Permit to maintain a building in the historical areas
- This service is provided by Architectural Heritage and Antiquities Department
- Fees are AED 100.
- Time Frame is 3 Hours.
• Request Testing Of Construction Materials Samples
- This service is provided by Dubai Central Laboratory Department
- Fees as charged by DM
- Time frame is not specified by DM
• Request for NOC for Construction of Coastal Structures within The Coastal Zone & Inland Waterways
- This service is provided by Environment Department
- Fees are AED 500.
- Time Frame is 15 working days.
• Request to permit carrying out site preparation &/or hoarding &/or excavating &/or shoring & or pilling work (Preliminary)
- This service is provided by Building Department
- Fees are as charged by DM (as per schedule provided in the portal)
- Time Frame is 4 working days.
• Request to permit carrying out site preparation &/or hoarding &/or excavating &/or shoring & or pilling work (Final)
- This service is provided by Building Department
- Fees are as charged by DM (as per schedule provided in the portal)
- Time Frame is 4 working days.
• Request for New Building permit (Preliminary)
- This service is provided by Building Department
- Fees are as charged by DM (as per schedule provided in the portal)
- Time Frame is 5 working days.
• Request for New Building permit (Final)
- This service is provided by Building Department
- Fees are as charged by DM (as per schedule provided in the portal)
- Time Frame is 7 working days.
• Request to Permit modifications/additions for buildings - (Preliminary)
- This service is provided by Building Department
- Fees are AED 100 / submission.
- Time Frame is 4 working days.
• Request to Permit modifications/additions for buildings - (FInal)
- This service is provided by Building Department
- Fees are as Charged by DM (as per schedule provided in the portal)
- Time Frame is 4 working days.
• Request for a building permit renewal
- This service is provided by Building Department
- Fees are 10% of the total charges of the old permit issuance
- Time Frame is 2 working days.
• Request to extend the period for approved engineering drawings
- This service is provided by Building Department
- Fees are AED 300
- Time Frame is 1 working day.
- The approvals on engineering drawings are valid of 9 months
- The validity on approvals can be extended for every 3 months on request.
• Request to approve a new building System
- This service is provided by Building Department
- The fees charged are as under
Initial submission AED 500
Site Inspection AED 250
Final Submission AED 2000
- Time Frame is 10 working Days.
• Request for decoration permit
- This service is provided by Building Department
- Fees are 50 fils/ft2 (minimum AED 200 and a maximum of AED 1000)
- Time Frame is 3 working Days.
• Request for (simple) decoration permit
- This service is provided by Building Department
- Fees are 50 fils/ft2 (minimum AED 200 and a maximum of AED 1000)
- Time Frame is 4 working Days.
• Request Permit for decor work before issuance of completion certificate
- This service is provided by Building Department
- Fees are charged as below
Approval Request AED 500
License fee 52/sqft (minimum AED 200 and a maximum of AED 1000)
- Time Frame is 4 working Days.
• Request for Permit to carryout pavements interlook
- This service is provided by Building Department
- Fees are charged as below
Refundable insurance for permit to pave outdoor yards
Villas – AED 1,000 – 3,000
Buildings – AED 5,000
Industrial bldg. – AED 1,000 – 2,000
Special Tilling – AED 7,000
- Time Frame is 2 working days.
• Request for Painting permit
- This service is provided by Building Department
- Fees as charged by DM
- Time Frame is 4 working Days.
• Request for Maintenance permit
- This service is provided by Building Department
- Fees are charged as below
Private residential building (villa/house) – AED 100 / villa/house.
Building with ground floor – AED 250
Multi storey building – AED 250 for ground floor and AED 100 for each floor rise.
- Time Frame is 4 working days.
• Request to issue building Demolishing license
- This service is provided by Building Department
- Fees are charged as below
Private residential building - AED 150
Building construction area for each floor of not more than 10,000 sqft - AED 200/floor.
Building construction area for each floor of not more than 20,000 sqft - AED 400/floor.
Building construction area for each floor more than 20,000 sqft - AED 600/floor.
- Time Frame is 2 working days.
• Request to changing project's consultant/Contractor after issuance of building permit
- This service is provided by Building Department
- Fees are charged as below
Changing approved consultant fees – AED 300
Changing approved contractor fees – AED 500
- Time Frame is 3 to 8 working days.
• Request to adopt changing project's consultant before issuance of building permit
- This service is provided by Building Department
- Fees charged are AED 300
- Time Frame is 2 working days.
• Request for building permit cancellation before starting the work
- This service is provided by Building Department
- Fees charged are AED 100
- Time Frame is 2 working days.
• Request for Building permit application cancellation
- This service is provided by Building Department
- Fees charged are AED 100
- Time Frame is 1 working day.
• Request for the gate level of the entrance to the building
- This service is provided by Building Department
- Fees as charged by DM
- Time Frame is 3 working days.
• Request for reserving and use external pavement (Construction period)
- This service is provided by Building Department
- Fees charged are as below
Service Fee – AED 500
Refundable Insurance – AED 2,000
- Time Frame is 2 working days.
• Request for No Objection Letter to increase electric current
- This service is provided by Building Department
- Fees as charged by DM
- Time Frame is 2 working days.
• Request for DM No Objection Letter to add new electricity/water meter
- This service is provided by Building Department
- Fees as charged by DM
- Time Frame is 2 working days.
• Request for exception
- This service is provided by Building Department
- Fees are charged as below
Submission Fees
Private Villas, investment villas and multi storey buildings up to 7 floors – AED 100
Industrial buildings, public facilities, multi storey buildings more than 7 floors – AED 150
Floor Ratio buildings – AED 250
Permit Fees
30% of the value of plot divided by total allowed built area multiplied by the earned required area
- Time Frame is 10 working days.
• Request for copy of approved engineering drawings
- This service is provided by Building Department
- Fees are charged as below
Private Villas - AED 100
Buildings (less than 4 floors) / Industrial buildings – AED 300
Buildings (more than 4 floors) – AED 500
Investment Villas – AED 300
- Time Frame is 4 working days.
• Request for statistics/ information related to buildings and construction's
- This service is provided by Building Department
- Fees are charged as below
Data and Statistics – AED 10 / sheet per report
Data and Statistics related to building permit fees – 5 fils/ sqft site inspection with min charge of AED 1,000 (government authorities only).
- Time Frame is 5 working days.
• Request for "To Whom it May Concern" Certificate related to building issues
- This service is provided by Building Department
- Fees charged are AED 15.
- Time Frame is 3 working days.
• Request to get a permit for sand transportation
- This service is provided by Building Department
- Fees charged are as under
Permit fees – AED 200
Supply of sands - AED 10 / cubic meter
- Time Frame is 3 working days.
• Request to inquire about building violations
- This service is provided by Building Department
- Fees as charged by DM
- Time Frame is 1 working day.
• Request for Common Kitchen in Labor Accommodation
- This service is provided by Public Health & Safety Department
- Fees charged are AED 200
- Time Frame is 3 working days.
• Permission For Temporary Usage
- This service is provided by Planning Department
- Fees as charged by DM.
- Time Frame is 3 working days.
• Request to refund a deposit paid for grace period to remove a violation for buildings/ facilities (existing/ under construction)
- This service is provided by Building Department
- Fees as charged by DM.
- Time Frame is 5 working days.
• Request for a technical report to describe existing building/facility
- This service is provided by Planning Department
- Fees charged are 5 fils/sq,ft of the building area and should not be less than AED 1,000.
- Time Frame is 3 working days.
• Request for Final Survey Certificate
- This service is provided by Survey Department
- Fees charged are AED 100
- Time Frame is 2 working days.
• Request for Survey Site Visit
- This service is provided by Survey Department
- Fees charged are AED 100
- Time Frame is 2 working days.
• Request for New Control Points Establishment
- This service is provided by Survey Department
- Fees charged are AED 1500
- Time Frame 1 working day.
• Request for Initial NOC to start Project
- This service is provided by Survey Department
- Fees charged are AED 500
- Time Frame 2 working days.
• Request for Digital Terrain Model Data
- This service is provided by Survey Department
- Fees charged are AED 250 per 1000 sq m
- Time Frame 1 working day.
• Request for Defect Liability Certificate after the maintenance period
- This service is provided by Survey Department
- Fees charged are AED 500
- Time Frame 2 working days.
• Request for Dubai Virtual Reference System (DVRS) Real time subscription
- This service is provided by Survey Department
- Fees charged are AED 5000
- Time Frame 1 working day.
• Request to refund building/ demolition permits deposit
- This service is provided by Building Department
- Fees as charged by DM
- Time Frame 2 working days
- Refund is subject to remarks on the completion report of the constructed premises.
- The deposit should be withdrawn within 2 years of the date of issue of BCC for new building permits; otherwise the deposit amount will be confiscated by the department.
• Request NOC certificate after completion of the project
- This service is provided by Survey Department
- Fees charged are AED 500
- Time Frame 2 working days.
• Request for No Objection Certificate for infrastructural work and projects
- This service is provided by Planning Department
- Fees as charged by DM
- Time Frame 10 working days.
• Request to Permit simple modifications/ additions to an existing building(s)
- This service is provided by Building Department
- Fees as charged by DM
- Time Frame 10 working days.
• Request for building completion with dispute
- This service is provided by Building Department
- Fees as charged by DM
- Time Frame 5 working days.
• Request to renew desert tourism camps permit
- This service is provided by Planning Department
- Fees charged are AED 1/sq.ft./ year
- Time Frame 10 working days.
a) Leasing and Investing
• Request to enter drivers lounge/ Fruits and Vegetable Market
- This service is provided by Asset Management Department
- Fees charged are AED 50 for a period of 5 days
- Time Frame is at the time of service.
• Request to enter/ensure parking for refrigerated trucks in the dump yard of fruit and vegetable market
- This service is provided by Asset Management Department
- Fees charged are AED 20 / truck / refrigerator
- Time Frame is at the time of service.
• Request to enter and ensure parking to get into Fish market auction yard
- This service is provided by Asset Management Department
- Fees charged are AED 15 /1.5 ton truck and AED 25 / truck 1.5 ton above.
- Time Frame is at the time of service.
• Request to transfer or exchange leased properties in DM Markets
- This service is provided by Asset Management Department
- Fees as charged by DM (as per scheduled provided in portal)
- Time Frame is 20 working days.
• Request to lease available municipal properties
- This service is provided by Asset Management Department
- Fees as charged by DM (as per scheduled provided in portal)
- Time Frame is 20 working days.
• Request for Tenancy Contract Renewal
- This service is provided by Asset Management Department
- Fees are charged as per Rental Contract Rate.
- Time Frame is at the time of service.
• Request for Tenancy Contract Termination
- This service is provided by Asset Management Department
- Fees are as charged by DM.
- Time Frame is at the time of service.
• Request approval for modifications/additions in leased properties in DM Markets
- This service is provided by Asset Management Department
- Fees are as charged by DM.
- Time Frame is 3 working days.
a) Technical approvals for Commercial License
• Request for NOC to obtain trade license to practice horticulture activity in Dubai
- This service is provided by Public Parks & Horticulture Department
- Fees are as charged by DM.
- Time Frame is 3 working days.

b) Agriculture Service and Greens
• Request to permit landscaping work within road corridor
- This service is provided by Building Department
- Fees charged are AED 1,000 refundable Deposit
- Time Frame is 2 working days.
• Request for Permit to get agricultural Soil
- This service is provided by Environment Department
- Fees charged are based on soil coupon of AED 5 for soil from designated locations
- Time Frame is 3 working days.
• Request to buy organic fertilizers
- This service is provided by Sewage Treatment Plant Department
- Fees charged are AED 10 / bag of organic fertilizers
- Time Frame is at the time of service.
• Request for NOC to work on the cultivated areas
- This service is provided by Public Parks & Horticulture Department
- Fees are as charged by DM.
- Time Frame is based on the activity work under taken by customer (form 5 to 14 working days).
- The list of activities is mentioned in DM portal under this section.
• Request to buy horticulture plants
- This service is provided by Public Parks & Horticulture Department
- Fees are charged as under
Bush - AED 5 depending on the age
One Tree – AED 8 depending on the age
100 seeding are Flowers – AED 50
- Time Frame is at the time of service.

c) Recreational Facilities and Public Parks
• Request to visit the Children City
- This service is provided by Recreational Facilities Department
- Fees are charged as under
Entrance fees for Schools – AED 5/ person (not less than 20 members in a group), 2 staff members are allowed to enter free of cost.
Entrance fees for special groups – AED 10/ person (not less than 20 members in a group), 1 instructor is allowed to enter free of cost.
- Time Frame is 2 working days.
• Request to rent Children City facilities
- This service is provided by Recreational Facilities Department
- Fees are charged as per schedule provided in the DM portal under this section
- Time Frame is 1 working day.
- The facilities can be rented for 5 hours to 1 full day depending on the request.
- Timings for rent are from Saturday to Thursday 7:30pm to 08:00 pm and Friday 3:00 am to 9:00 pm.
• Request for Permit to Visit Wildlife Sanctuary
- This service is provided by Environment Department.
- Fees as charged by DM
- Time Frame is 1 working day.
• Filming / Promotion Request at Public Parks
- This service is provided by Public Parks & Horticulture Department
- Fees are charged as under
Photography / Videography in public parks permission - AED 500 / day
Approvals of promoting products in public parks fees – AED 1,000 / day
- Time Frame is as at the time of service.
a) Animal Care
• Request for veterinary item registration
- This service is provided by Public Health Services Department
- Fees charged are AED 100
- Time Frame is 5 working days.
• Request for animal registration /numbering
- This service is provided by Public Health Services Department
- Fees charged are as per schedule provided in DM portal under this section.
- Time Frame is 3 working days for Farms and 1 working day for Veterinary section.
• Request for Veterinary Health Certificate
- This service is provided by Public Health Services Department
- Fees charged are as per schedule provided in DM portal under this section.
- Time Frame for this service is 3 working days.
• Request for permit to release imported veterinary shipments
- This service is provided by Public Health Services Department
- Fees charged are as per schedule provided in DM portal under this section.
- Time Frame for this service depends on the items imported.
• Request permit to admit animals/veterinary products into the Markets
- This service is provided by Public Health Services Department
- Fees charged are as per schedule provided in DM portal under this section.
- Time Frame is 1 working day.

b) Abattoirs Services
• Request for slaughterhouse(Abattoir) services
- This service is provided by Public Health Services Department
- Fees charged are as per schedule provided in DM portal under this section.
- Time Frame is based on slaughtering activity (Small Livestock 45 minutes & Big cattle 60 minutes).

The above is a brief on the services provided by the Dubai Municipality under different departments in their portal, for further details kindly visit their portal at https://portal.dm.gov.ae and / or can contact them through their call center number 800900.