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Obtain security clearance  (2) expand_more expand_less
Purchase legal stamps  (1) expand_more expand_less
Prepare architectural, structural and other drawings  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain technical clearance for tourist standard accommodations  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain construction permit  (10) expand_more expand_less
Obtain location clearance  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain letter of interest  (2) expand_more expand_less
Sign land lease agreement  (6) expand_more expand_less
Obtain project approval  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain business license  (3) expand_more expand_less
Open current bank account  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain tax payer number  (2) expand_more expand_less

Prepare architectural and structural drawings
(last modified: 17/11/2020)

Contact details

Entity in charge

Any licensed architect/ engineer or architectural/ engineering firm

Expected results

Architectural drawings
Structural drawings
Sanitary/ sewerage drawing
Plumbing/ water supply drawings
Electrical/ telephone connection drawings

Cost Free

Certain fee may be applicable and the amount may depend on size of the project and other factors.

Time frame

The duration may depend on the size of the project and other factors.

Legal justification

1. Thimphu Municipal Development Control Regulation 2016
Thimphu Municipal Development Control Regulation 2016
articles 2.2.3, Appendix2&3
2. Bhutan Building Rules 2018
Bhutan Building Rules 2018
Article 37-48
3. Bhutanese Architectural Guidelines 2014
Bhutanese Architectural Guidelines 2014
4. Hotel Drawing Guideline
Hotel Drawing Guideline

Additional information

All drawings should be signed by the applicant, the designer and the developer. The architectural drawings should conform with the Bhutanese Architectural Guidelines 2014 and the tourist accommodation construction checklist spelled out in the Hotel Drawing Guideline. List of registered architects and engineers can be obtained from Construction Development Board's website (
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