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of May 26, 1998 No. ZR-217

About town planning

(as amended on 30-12-2020)

Accepted by National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia on May 5, 1998

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. Subject of regulation of the Law

This Law determines bases of town-planning activities in the Republic of Armenia and governs the relations connected with these activities.

Article 2. Town planning in the Republic of Armenia

Town planning in the Republic of Armenia - set of actions of the state, physical, legal entities and their associations for the purpose of creation or transformation of favorable space living environment which includes:

a) all organization types, forecasting, planning and designing of comprehensive programs of social and economic development of the Republic of Armenia, its administrative and territorial units and their constituent parts, forming of systems of resettlement, directions and priorities of target use of the territories of sustainable development and their placement of production capacities, engineering and transport and other infrastructures;

b) all types of designing and construction, reorganization (including demolition), recoveries, strengthenings, upgrades of buildings, structures, and also improvements of the territories;

c) upkeep of buildings, structures according to requirements of legal acts, town-planning and the specifications and technical documentation.

Article 3. Objects of town-planning activities

Objects of town-planning activities are:

a) territory of the Republic of Armenia;

b) territories of administrative and territorial units, their groups or sites of the Republic of Armenia;

c) settlements of the Republic of Armenia, their separate parts and zones, and also territories of shift, expeditionary, defense assignment, territory of customs servicing, gardening, country and other territories of functional purpose;

d) industrial, agro-industrial, hydrotechnical, energy, scientific and technical complexes and nodes;

e) town-planning, architectural, landscape complexes, rest areas and pastimes, resorts, water areas, reserves, especially protected zones, their systems and constituent parts;

e) separate parcels of land, buildings, structures, immovable historical and cultural monuments;

g) engineering and transport infrastructure;

h) town-planning documentation.

Borders of the objects specified in the Items "a"-"zh" of this Article are determined and change according to the procedure, established by the law and other legal acts.

Article 4. Subjects of town-planning activities

Subjects of town-planning activities are the Republic of Armenia, local government bodies, physical persons and legal entities of the Republic of Armenia and foreign states, stateless persons, and also foreign states and the international organizations which can act as participants of town-planning activities (builders, developers of town-planning documentation, persons performing construction, persons exercising control of town-planning activities and other persons).

The rights and obligations of subjects of town-planning activities are established by the law.

Chapter II. Real estate in the field of town planning

Article 5. 


Chapter III. Rights and obligations of subjects of town-planning activities

Article 6. Rights and obligations of the builder

As the builder (further - the builder), when implementing town-planning activities the user who is the owner of real estate or given the right of its change acts.

The owner of object of town-planning activities can use the object belonging to it only for purpose. The owner provides high-quality condition of operation of town-planning object according to requirements of the specifications and technical documentation.

Builders have the right:

a) according to the approved town-planning program documentation to choose objects of town-planning activities, to determine the amounts of investments, to involve on a contract basis developers of town-planning documentation of the objects and persons performing construction;

b) make changes to town-planning documentation on condition of observance of architectural and planning task, specifications, copyright regulations for implementation of such works which according to article 23 of this Law do not require permission to their construction;

c) in accordance with the established procedure to transfer the rights to other physical persons and legal entities;

d) appeal judicially the actions limiting them it is right in the field of town planning.

Builders shall:

a) perform building in the procedure established by the law, according to the approved architectural and construction project, based on construction permit;

b) reach the agreement on compensation of the caused damage with the subjects incurring losses as a result of building prior to the beginning of construction, and also during construction;

c) perform town-planning activities (except for the works which are not requiring construction permit, the stipulated in Clause 23 presents of the Law) it is exclusive according to the approved town-planning documentation;

d) architectural plan target for implementation of town-planning activities including to receive specifications of designing of engineering infrastructures from relevant organs of local self-government.

e) ceased to be valid according to the Law of the Republic of Armenia of 13.07.2011 No. ZR-226

e) provide examination of the town-planning documentation according to the procedure, established by the Government. The project organizations or persons participating in development of town-planning documents cannot perform or be involved in examination of the projects developed by them

The developer of the project documentation can provide it for examination to person having the corresponding license if such condition is provided by the works agreement on project works.

Examination of the project documentation technically of the simple and small objects established by the Government in case of not contradiction to requirements of the legislation of the Republic of Armenia about examination of objects, under the mutual agreement of the builder and developer of town-planning documentation can be replaced with the agreement of guarantee responsible for works on release of the project of the contractor about project compliance to requirements of the legislation of the Republic of Armenia and the specifications and technical documentation;


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