Dominican building codes and regulations have requirements for plotting cities, and neighborhoods, the regulate buildings construction, construction safety and public ornamentation. The professional and technical personnel operating in the sector is also regulated. The regulatory body is the Ministry of Public Works and Communications (MOPC), to which is attached the Directorate General of Standards, Regulations and Systems.
Building permits in Dominican Republic are granted by both the MOPC and each municipality in which the project is built. Each project will require prior assessment by the Ministry of Environment, and in certain cases, a non-objection from the Ministry of Tourism.