Construction licences abolished from 1 January 2010.


Legal Update No. 91.

Goltsblat BLP advises that Federal Law of 25 November 2009 No. 273-FZ came into effect on 27 November 2009.  The Law terminates, from 1 January 2010, licences to perform the following types of activity (with the exception of construction of a seasonal or auxiliary purpose):

  • engineering surveys for construction of buildings and structures;
  • designing of buildings and structures;
  • construction of buildings and structures.

Under the Law, from 1 January 2010, all licences to perform the given activities, including prolonged licences, become ineffective.

From 1 January 2010, the only document certifying the right to perform a specific type of work on (а) engineering surveying, (b) preparation of design documentation and (c) construction reconstruction and overhaul of capital construction facilities impacting on the safety of the capital construction facilities1 will be a Certificate of admission to the corresponding type of work, issued by a self-regulating organisation (SRO), in the spheres of (а) engineering surveying (b) architectural and construction design and (c) construction, reconstruction and overhaul of capital construction facilities, respectively.  

To avoid suspension of works from 1 January 2010 under contractor agreements due to the contractor lacking such a Certificate of Admission, we recommend making sure, before the end of this year, that the contractors have actually been admitted by registered SROs to perform the relevant types of work.

For additional information, please contact:

Vitaly Mozharowski, Partner, real Estate and Construction, Goltsblat BLP,
Tel: +7 (495) 287 44 44,

Elena Barinova, Partner,
Real Estate Investment and Finance,
Goltsblat BLP,
Tel: +7 (495) 287 44 44,

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