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Argentina – Property Building and Renovation

Planning Permission in Argentina

In Argentina, it is necessary to apply for planning permission to build or renovate a property. The procedure is as follows:

  • Obtain a project from an architect or engineer
  • Submit the project to the municipality where the property is located
  • Once approved, obtain a building permit from the municipality

Listed Buildings, Conservation Areas, and Preservation Orders

If your property is listed or located within a conservation area or preservation order, there are additional rules and regulations to follow.

  • Listed buildings require approval from the National Directorate of Heritage for any alterations or renovations
  • Conservation areas and preservation orders may have restrictions on the type of changes that can be made to the property’s exterior

Finding Reliable Builders in Argentina

When looking for a builder in Argentina, it’s important to find someone reliable and trustworthy. One way to do this is to look for builders who belong to a professional organization.

  • The Argentine Chamber of Construction (CAMARCO) is a professional organization that represents builders and contractors in Argentina. They can be contacted at info@camarco.org.ar or +54 11 4371-0040.

Permits and Licences

When building or renovating a property in Argentina, there are several permits and licenses you may need to obtain.

  • Building permit: Required for any new construction or major renovation
  • Occupancy permit: Required before you can occupy the property
  • Environmental permit: Required for any construction that impacts the environment
  • Fire safety permit: Required for any construction that impacts fire safety regulations

Finding a Local Architect in Argentina

If you need an architect to design your project, you can find one through the Professional Council of Architecture and Urbanism.

  • Professional Council of Architecture and Urbanism: cpau@cpau.org.ar or +54 11 5239-9400

Buying Land in Argentina

If you’re buying land in Argentina, there are a few common pitfalls to be aware of.


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  • Make sure you have planning permission before purchasing land
  • Check the boundaries of the land to ensure they match the land registry
  • Be aware of any environmental or conservation restrictions that may affect the land


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