What is an IMB?
The Indonesian abrevation IMB (Izin Mendirikan Bangunan) is a Building Permit for a property. It is required to build a house on your property. It is the permit to the building. So, if you planning to build a house, you need to ensure to have a building permit. Due to that, land with an Izin Mendirikan Bangunan is much more valuable than without.
Is an IMB important?
Buildings erected without an IMB may be demolished by the local government. That’s why is required to obtain the building permit before building or renovating a house.
Where and how to get an Izin Mendirikan Bangunan?
The local government issues IMBs which is the Building or Construction Permit. They are creating a document containing a permit, issued by the head of the local area to building owners who wish to build, demolish, increase, decrease the area, or renovate a building.
How long does it take to get an IMB issued?
About 3 weeks, but to get the paperwork together to apply for it can take much longer.
How much is the Izin Mendirikan Bangunan permit fee?
This is depending on the kind and high of the building. According to Harga, the prices are between IDR 2,500 and IDR 750,000 per m².
Does the IMB have a validity period?
Yes, it is valid for 5 years.