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Bhutan - Obtain Occupancy Certificate

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  1. To submit your request to obtain an occupancy certificate online here are the links to different Thromdes in Bhutan:
    1. Thimphu Thromde
    2. Phuentsholing Thromde
    3. Gelephu Thromde
    4. SamdrupJongkhar Thromde
  2. Simply complete the online form, choose mode of payment and click 'submit'.

In person

  1. In some Thromde, the application may be submitted in person. See the link provided under 'Documents to Use' section to download the application form.
  2. Download and complete the and submit it together with a completion certificate duly signed by the Site Engineer to your application.
  3. Site inspection will be carried out by building inspector, sanitary inspector and engineer from ESD to see any conflict in the proposed services and the clearance may be given thereafter.
  4. After the complete inspection and necessary verification the owner will be given Occupancy certificate.
  5. After receiving an occupancy certificate you may now apply for Permanent service connection and do the Property tax assessment.


Required Documents[edit]

  • Completed application form
  • Completion certificate duly signed by the Site Engineer to your application

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Thimphu Thromde
Building Number 08
Gongdzin Lam, Thimphu: 11001-Bhutan
Contact Numbers

Phuentsholing Thromde
EPBAX 252168, 252759, 254645
FAX # 252882
DoR Building (PT& ADB)- EPBAX 251690, 252245
E-mail us : [email protected]

Gelephu Thromde Administration
Gelephu BHUTAN
Post Box No.184
Tel : +975 06 251289 / 251734
Fax : +975 06 251288
Email : [email protected]

SamdrupJongkhar Thromde

Contact Address:
Office of Thrompon
Samdrup Jongkhar Thromde
Po.Box no. 219

Samdrup Jongkhar: Bhutan
Telephone Number:
PABX: +975 7 251616, +975 7 251619, +975 7 251629
Fax: - +975 7 251770 (Thrompon), +975 7 251305 (General)


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e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

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Related Videos[edit]

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Applying for an occupancy certificate:

  1. After you have secured a building permit, you may apply for a temporary services connection.
  2. Start the construction within 2 years from the date of building permit.
  3. Site shall be divided for each building inspectors and compile the report.
  4. After the completion of building apply for occupancy certificate. You may submit your request for an occupancy certificate online or in person.

Required Information[edit]

  • Year of Construction
  • Contact Address
  • Mobile No
  • Contact Email ID
  • Do you have an existing Building Construction Approval ID
  • Is the Land under Lease
  • Have the temporary constructions been dismantled

Need for the Document[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate - why do we need to have a birth certificate? 

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

After receiving an occupancy certificate you may now apply for Permanent service connection and do the Property tax assessment.

External Links[edit]

Royal Government of Bhutan - Thromde Services


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