The main stages of investment process are: obtaining a decision on the location of the public investment (in the absence of the Local Spatial Development Scheme) or a land development conditions decision, as well as a building permit.


Determination of land use, location of a public investment, identification of ways of land management and development conditions should be included in the Local Spatial Development Scheme.


In the absence of the Local Spatial Development Scheme identification of ways of land management and development conditions is achieved through the following decisions:

  • decision on the location of a public investment – concerning the location of a public investment;
  • decision on land development conditions – concerning the ways of land management and development conditions for other investments.


Under those provisions, if there is no Local Spatial Development Scheme, changes in land development which involve the erection of a building or execution of other construction work, as well as changes in the use of a building or its part, require a decision on land development conditions.


Public investments which involve carrying out the activities of local (communal) and trans-local (district, provincial, national) importance, realised in pursuit of public purposes as defined in Art. 6 of the Act of 21 August 1997 on Real Property Management (unified text: Dz.U. of 2010, No. 102, item 651, as amended) are subject to separate regulations.


It should be noted that all commercial objects of a sales area of over 2,000 m2 must be included in the Local Spatial Development Scheme.


Apart from the exceptions specified in Art. 29 – 31 of the Act on Construction Law, the initiation and realisation of construction work which requires construction, reconstruction, extension or superstructure of a building, as well as other construction work, require a building permit.


To obtain a building permit, the investor is required to submit a declaration on their right to use the property for construction purposes in a form of a legal title of ownership, perpetual usufruct, management, limited property right or contractual relationship which involves realisation of construction work.


Responsible entity:


Bydgoszcz City Hall
Department of Building Administration


Department of Spatial Development and
9-15 Grudziądzka Street, 2nd floor, rooms 208, 209, 210, 223
Tel. (0048) 52 58-28 -362; -283;


Department of Architecture
9-15 Grudziądzka Street, 2nd floor, room 201A
Tel. (0048) 52 58-28 -613


A/ Establishment of development conditions

B/ Determining the location of a public investment

C/ Issuing a decision approving the construction project and granting a building permit

D/ Issuing an occupancy permit

Legal basis

Art. 104 of the Act of 14 June 1960 – Code of Administrative Procedure (unified text: Dz.U. of 2000 No. 98, item 1071, as amended), Art. 54 – 59g of the Act of 7 July 1994 – Construction Law (unified text: Dz.U. 2010, No. 243, item 1623, as amended).


Upon completion of the construction an appropriate authority must be informed. If the authority does not object within 21 days of receipt of the notification, the investor is allowed to start using the facility on the basis of so-called implied occupancy permit.


An exception to this rule is Art. 55 and 57 of the Construction Law. In order to use a building the investor needs to obtain a final decision if the object falls under category V, IX-XVIII, XX, XXII, XXIV or XXVII-XXX (a detailed description of the categories can be found in the appendix to Construction Law). A final decision also needs to be obtained if the investor plans to use a building before the execution of all construction work or when requirements of Art. 49 par. 1, regarding the legalisation of illegal buildings, are fulfilled. Art. 57 in paragraphs 1-3 specifies what documents the investor is obliged to attach.

Before using an object, the investor is obliged to inform appropriate authorities, i.e.:


a) National Sanitary Inspectorate

b) National Fire Service


Those authorities shall decide whether a building conforms with the project. If no decision is announced within 14 days, the authorities have no objections or comments.


After completing the procedure for granting a permission to use the object, a competent authority shall immediately return all documents listed in Art. 57 par. 1, 4, 5.


The decision on granting permission to use the object is always preceded by an obligatory inspection, the scope of which is described in Art. 59a of the Construction Law.


The deadline for the inspection is 21 days from the date of delivery of the notice by the investor. The authority is obliged to inform the investor about the date of inspection within 7 days from delivery of the notice. Inspection report shall be made in 3 copies, one of which is delivered to the investor immediately.


The authority competent to issue an occupancy permit is the Construction Supervision Inspectorate.


Responsible entities:


Construction Supervision Inspectorate of the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship in Bydgoszcz
16 Zygmunta Augusta Street; 85-082 Bydgoszcz
tel.: (0048-52) 584-01-10; fax: (0048-52) 584-01-13


District Construction Supervision Inspectorate for the City of Bydgoszcz
9-15 Grudziądzka Street, 85-130 Bydgoszcz 2nd floor, building B
tel. (0048-52) 32 88 203; 32 88 162; 052 32 88 183


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