More than having the right amount of land, it is crucial for businesses to find space that has been optimized for successful operation. Adopted in 2019, the Spatial Planning and Physical Infrastructure Development (ROPv) provides a comprehensive guide to building restrictions, permitted operations, and location limits, and works to protect and conserve Aruba’s beauty and natural resources.
ARINA assists businesses throughout the building permit application process, whether you are a new company, an entrepreneur, or an established corporation.
- Comprehensive Spatial Planning and Physical Infrastructure Development (ROPv) available since 2019
- .281 USD/kW of electricity compared to .34 USD/kW average in the Caribbean
- One of the Safest Locations in the Caribbean in terms of crime and likelihood of direct hurricanes (once every 28.8 years)
OBTAINING A BUILDING PERMIT
New constructions in Aruba must contact the Department of Public Works (DOW) to obtain a new building permit from the Section Supervisor. The application for the permit requires the construction to be built on property land or commercial long-term lease land. Once completed and filed, applicants will receive proof of submission. Commercial building approval requires an Afl. 200.00 deposit, the remainder of which is due once the permit is granted.
Building plans in Aruba must have minimal impact to the land and offer protection and conservation of green areas that are consistent with the island’s goals for sustainability. The Spatial Planning and Physical Infrastructure Development (ROPv) provides detailed information about demolition regulations, renewable energy requirements, and more.
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