The Planning Authority will be extending the validity period of compliance certificates that expired or are about to expire in the coming days. 

A number of certificates could not be used over the past weeks because of COVID-19 restrictions.

The PA said on Thursday that certificates expiring between March 15 and June 15 will have their validity period extended, following a request that needs to be made by the architect on behalf of the applicant.

The request for extension must be submitted before June 30 on customercare@pa.org.mt.

It will be re-issued with a three-month validity period.

These certificates confirm that a development follows the planning permission. They are required when applying for water and electricity services.

In 2019 the authority received a record number of 10,442 requests for compliance certificates - a 15% increaser over the previous year.

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