Building Permit (IMB) in Bali: Updated Information

by BVR Property Team
15 January 2024

If you’re embarking on a property investment journey in Bali, it’s essential to familiarize yourself with various aspects such as property market, associated risks, rights or titles, and taxes. Among the commonly encountered terms related to property is IMB permit or building permit in Bali.


However, there has been a regulation change concerning this permit since February 2021. So, is building permit in Bali still applied?


This article will provide you with the updated information on the building permit (IMB).


What is Building Permit in Bali?

Building permit, also known as Izin Mendirikan Bangunan (IMB), is authorization or documentation that grants permission for you to construct, build, expand, or reduce a building on a piece of land. This permit is issued by the Regional Government.


IMB indicates the intended use of a building, typically categorized for either commercial or residential purposes. Obtaining a building permit in Bali is crucial, as every structure situated in Bali must possess this IMB permit. This requirement applies not only in Bali but throughout Indonesia.


If the building doesn’t have an IMB permit then the buildings have a potential to be demolished by the local government.


Updated Information on the Building Permit (IMB) in Bali

The updated information about the building permits in Bali is that it has been replaced with Persetujuan Bangunan Gedung (PBG) or building approval, effective since February 2021.


This alteration was initiated by the Indonesian government through Peraturan Pemerintah (PP) No. 16 Tahun 2021. It means someone who wants to construct a building in Bali doesn’t need to obtain IMB anymore – the prerequisite has changed to obtaining PBG.


However, if a building owner already obtained the IMB before Peraturan Pemerintah (PP) No. 16 Tahun 2021 is issued, it is still valid until the expiration date of the license.

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