According to the Law on Planning and Construction
”), the construction of facilities in Serbia requires all companies/entrepreneurs engaged in construction activities (design and construction) to be registered, since the adoption of amendments to the Law in 2018, in a special register led by the ministry in charge of planning and construction activities.
However, as bylaws regulating the procedure have not been adopted, the registration is currently only necessary for the construction/design of complicated facilities prescribed by Article 133 of the Law, such as bridges, state roads of the first and second order, high dams, facilities over 50m high, power plants over 10MW, etc. (hereinafter: “Large Licenses
The procedure for obtaining Large Licenses is regulated by the Law and the Rulebook
on the manner, procedure and content of data for determining the fulfilment of conditions for issuing licenses for technical documentation and licenses for the construction of facilities for which a building permit is issued by the ministry or autonomous province, as well as conditions for revocation of such licenses (hereinafter: “Rulebook
Large Licenses are not necessary for investment or current maintenance and for all works that do not change the appearance of the building, i.e. works that do not affect the common areas of the building and their utilization.Conditions for obtaining licenses, competence and duration
The Law and the Rulebook stipulate that Large Licenses for construction activities can be obtained only by legal entities or entrepreneurs
who have appropriate professional results and full-time engineers with personal engineering licenses, and with appropriate personal professional results. For design activities it is necessary to meet only the second condition, i.e. to hire engineers with personal professional results.
The term professional results refers to participating in the preparation of technical documentation, conducting technical control, i.e. participating in the construction and constructing complex facilities prescribed by Article 133 of the Law (hereinafter: “Facilities
”). The exact number of engineers and licenses they must have, as well as references in a particular field, are precisely prescribed by the Rulebook.
The competent authority for issuing the licenses is the Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure
”), which forms an expert commission that assesses the relevance of references and fulfilment of the required conditions.