Regulations in the field of building

Acts

  • Building Act 
    (Official Gazette 153/13 - Provisional Translation, 20/17, 39/19, 125/19)

  • Construction Products Act
    (Official Gazette 76/13, 30/14, 130/17, 39/19)

  • Act on the Chamber of Architects and Chambers of Engineers in Construction and Physical Planning
    (Official Gazette 78/15 Provisional Translation, 114/18, 110/19) 

  • Act on Physical Planning and Building Tasks and Activities
    (Official Gazette 78/15 Provisional Translation, 118/18, 110/19) 

  • Act on Proceeding with Illegally Built Buildings
    (Official Gazette 86/12, 143/13, 65/17, 14/19)

  • Administrative Fees Act
    (Official Gazzette 115/16)


Regulations

  • Regulation on Administrative Fee Tariffs
    (Official Gazzette broj 08/17, 37/17, 129/17, 18/19, 97/19, 128/19)

  • Regulation on harmonisation of the area of construction products with Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 in a transitional period
    (Official Gazette 46/13)

  • Regulation on Fee for Retaining Illegally Built Buildings in Space
    (Official Gazette 98/12)

  • Regulation on the definition of construction works, other projects and surfaces of state and regional significance
    (Official Gazette 37/14, 154/14)


Decisions

  • Decision on criteria and methods for housing provision to inhabitants of destroyed buildings and for removal of remains of family houses and other residential buildings destroyed or damaged by landslides in the territory of Hrvatska Kostajnica and other areas in the Republic of Croatia 
    (Official Gazette 60/18)

  • Decision on adoption of the Programme for housing provision to inhabitants of destroyed buildings and for removal of remains of family houses and other residential buildings destroyed or damaged by landslides in the territory of Hrvatska Kostajnica 
    (Official Gazette 27/19)

  • Decision on the definition of relative weights for architectural and engineering and related advisory services in construction and physical planning
    (Official Gazzette 119/18, 5/19)


Regulations and Decisions EU

  • Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2011 laying down harmonised conditions for the marketing of construction products and repealing Council Directive 89/106/EEC
    (Official Journal of the European Union L 88, 4.4.2011, p. 5)
    Note: Full implementation of Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 came into effect on 01 July 2013

  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 568/2014 of 18 February 2014 amending Annex V to Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the assessment and verification of constancy of performance of construction products
    (Official Journal of the European Union L 157, 27.5.2014, p. 76)
    (shall enter into force on 16 June 2014.)

  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 574/2014 of 21 February 2014 amending Annex III to Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the model to be used for drawing up a declaration of performance on construction products
    (Official Journal of the European Union L 159, 28.5.2014, p. 41)

  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1062/2013 of 30 October 2013 on the format of the European Technical Assessment for construction products
    (Official Journal of the European Union L 289, 31.10.2013, p. 42)

  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 157/2014 of 30 October 2013 on the conditions for making a declaration of performance on construction products available on a website
    (Official Journal of the European Union L 52, 21.2.2014, p. 1)

  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1291/2014 of 16 July 2014 on the conditions for classification, without testing, of wood-based panels under EN 13986 and solid wood panelling and cladding under EN 14915 with regard to their fire protection ability, when used for wall and ceiling covering
    (Official Journal of the European Union L 349, 5.12.2014, p. 25)

  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1292/2014 of 17 July 2014 on the conditions for classification, without testing, of certain uncoated wood floorings under EN 14342 with regard to their reaction to fire
    (Official Journal of the European Union L 349, 5.12.2014, p. 27)

  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1293/2014 of 17 July 2014 on the conditions for classification, without testing, of metal lath and beads for internal plastering covered by the harmonised standard EN 13658-1, metal lath and beads for external rendering covered by the harmonised standard EN 13658-2 and metal beads and feature profiles covered by the harmonised standard EN 14353, with regard to their reaction to fire
    (Official Journal of the European Union L 349, 5.12.2014, p. 29)

  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/364 of 1 July 2015 on the classification of the reaction to fire performance of construction products pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council
    (Official Journal of the European Union L 68, 15.3.2016, p. 4-11)

  • Commission Delegated Decision (EU) No 1936/2015 of 8 July 2015 on the applicable systems to assess and verify constancy of performance of ventilation ducts and pipes for air ventilation  
    (Official Journal of the European Union L 282, 28.10.2015, p. 34)

  • Commission Decision (EU) 2017/133 of 25 January 2017 on the maintenance with a restriction in the Official Journal of the European Union of the reference of harmonised standard EN 14342:2013 ‘Wood flooring and parquet: Characteristics, evaluation of conformity and marking’ in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council
    (Official Journal L 21, 26.1.2017, p. 113–115

  • Commission Decision (EU) 2017/145 of 25 January 2017 on the maintenance with a restriction in the Official Journal of the European Union of the reference of harmonised standard EN 14904:2006 ‘Surfaces for sport areas — Indoor surfaces for multi-sports use: Specification’ in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council
    (Official Journal L 22, 27.1.2017, p. 62–64)  

  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/959 of 24 February 2017 on the classification of horizontal settlement and short-term water absorption performance for in situ formed loose fill cellulose (LFCI) thermal insulation products under EN 15101-1 pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council
    (Official Journal of the European Union L 145, 8.6.2017, p. 1-3)   

  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/1227 of 20 March 2017 on the conditions for classification, without testing, of glued laminated timber products covered by the harmonised standard EN 14080 and structural finger jointed solid timber products covered by the harmonised standard EN 15497 with regard to their reaction to fire and amending Decision 2005/610/EC
    (Official Journal of the European Union L 177, 8.7.2017, p. 1-3

  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/1228 of 20 March 2017 on the conditions for classification, without testing, of external renders and internal plasters based on organic binders covered by the harmonised standard EN 15824 and rendering and plastering mortars covered by the harmonised standard EN 998-1 with regard to their reaction to fire  
    (Official Journal of the European Union L 177, 8.7.2017, p. 4-5

  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/1475 of 26 January 2017 on the classification of frost resistance performance for clay tiles under EN 1304 pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council
    (Official Journal of the European Union L 211, 17.8.2017, p. 1 - 2)

  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/2293 of 3 August 2017 on the conditions for classification, without testing, of cross laminated timber products covered by the harmonised standard EN 16351 and laminated veneer lumber products covered by the harmonised standard EN 14374 with regard to their reaction to fire
    (Official Journal of the European Union L 329, 13.12.2017, p. 1 - 3)

  • Commission Delegated Regulation(EU) 2018/771 of 25 January 2018 on the applicable system to assess and verify constancy of performance of anchor devices used for construction works and intended to prevent persons from falling from a height or to arrest falls from a height pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council
    (Official Journal of the European Union L 129, 25.5.2018, p. 82 - 83)

  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2018/779 of 19 February 2018 on the applicable systems to assess and verify constancy of performance of metal-faced sandwich panels for structural use pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council
    (Official Journal of the European Union L 131, 29.5.2018, p. 23 – 24)

  • Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/450 of 19 March 2019 on publication of the European Assessment Documents (EADs) for construction products drafted in support of Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council 
    (Official Journal of the European Union L 77, 20.3.2019, p. 78 – 79)

  • Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/451 of 19 March 2019 on the harmonised standards for construction products drafted in support of Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council
    (Official Journal of the European Union L 77, 20.3.2019, p. 80 – 82)

  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/1188 of 14 March 2019 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council by establishing classes of performance in relation to resistance to wind load for external blinds and awnings
    (Official Journal of the European Union L 187, 12.7.2018, p. 11 – 13)

  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/1342 of 14 March 2019 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council by establishing classes of performance in relation to air permeability for rooflights of plastics and glass and roof hatches
    (Official Journal of the European Union L 211, 12.8.2018, p. 1– 3)

  • Commission Delegated Decision (EU) 2019/1764 of 14 March 2019 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to the applicable systems to assess and verify constancy of performance of balustrade kits and railing kits intended to be used in construction works solely to prevent falls and not submitted to vertical loads from the structure
    (Official Journal of the European Union L 270, 24.10.2019, p. 81– 83)


Ordinances

  • Ordinance on less complex works
    (Official Gazette 14/20)

  • Ordinance on the mandatory contents and format of construction work designs
    (Official Gazette 118/19)
    On the date of entry into force of this Ordinance (12 December 2019), the Ordinance on the mandatory contents and format of construction work designs (Official Gazette 64/14, 41/15, 105/15, 61/16, 20/17) cease to be valid, except Articles 27 to 29 of this Ordinance.

  • Ordinance on the bodies, documentation and procedures on the construction products market
    (Official Gazette 118/19)
    On the date of entry into force of this Ordinance (12 December 2019), the Ordinance on conformity assessment, documents of conformity and the marking of construction products (Official Gazette 103/08, 147/09, 87/10 and 129/11) cease to be valid, except for the provision of Article 4, paragraphs 4 and 5, Article 16 and Table 1 of this Ordinance and the Ordinance on technical approval for construction products (Official Gazette 103/08).

  • Ordinance on simple and other construction works and works
    (Official Gazette No. 112/17, 34/18, 36/19, 98/19)

  • Ordinance on design validation
    (Official Gazette 98/99, 29/03, 20/17)

  • Ordinance on the final inspection of construction works
    (Official Gazette 46/18, 98/19)

  • Ordinance on ensuring access to construction works for disabled persons and to persons with reduced mobility  
    (Official Gazette 78/13) 

  • Ordinance on supervision of construction products
    (Official Gazette 113/08) - Provisional Translation

  • Ordinance on required expertise in the field of project management
    (Official Gazette 85/15)

  • Ordinance on the method of establishing the construction work volume for purposes of public utility charge calculation
    (Official Gazette 15/19)

  • Ordinance on design audit
    (Official Gazette 32/14)

  • Ordinance on requirements and criteria for granting authorisation for design audit
    (Official Gazette 32/14, 69/14, 27/15)

  • Ordinance on the contents and layout of the board marking the construction site
    (Official Gazette 42/14)

  • Ordinance on the contents of the written statement on the works completed and the requirements for the maintenance of a construction work
    (Official Gazette 43/14)

  • Ordinance on the requirements and manner of issuing certificates to Croatian citizens and legal persons for realising the right to provide services of the regulated profession of energy certification and energy audits of buildings in the countries that are Parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area
    (Official Gazette 47/14)

  • Ordinance on energy audits of buildings and energy certification
    (Official Gazette 88/17)
    Note: On the day of entry into force of this Ordinance, the Ordinance on energy audits of buildings and energy certification (Official Gazette 48/14, 150/14, 133/15, 22/16, 49/16, 87/16, 17/17 and 77/17) ceases to be valid. The provisions of the Ordinance on energy audits of construction works and energy certification of buildings (Official Gazette 81/12, 29/13 and 78/13) in the part related to the performance of energy audits of public lighting shall apply until the adoption of a special regulation that shall govern this field. 

  • Ordinance on the manner of performing building surveillance, the form, the requirements and manner of keeping the site diary and the contents of the supervising engineer's final report
    (Official Gazette 111/14, 107/15, 20/17, 98/19, 121/19)

  • Ordinance on maintenance of construction works
    (Official Gazette 122/14, 98/19)

  • Ordinance on the control of energy certificates and reports on regular inspections of heating systems and cooling or air-conditioning systems in buildings
    (Official Gazette 73/15)

  • Ordinance on persons authorised for energy certification, energy audits of buildings and regular inspections of heating systems and cooling or air-conditioning systems in buildings
    (Official Gazette 73/15)

  • Ordinance on requirements and manner of issuing certificates to persons from countries that are Parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area for providing services of energy certification and energy audits of buildings in the Republic of Croatia and on the recognition of foreign professional qualifications for providing services of energy certification and energy audits of buildings
    (Official Gazette 77/15)

  • Ordinance on professional examination of persons performing construction and physical planning tasks
    (Official Gazzette 129/15)


Instruction

  • Instruction on the development of draft acts in the procedure of issuing acts pursuant to the Physical Planning Act and Building Act
    (Official Gazette 56/14)


Technical regulations     

  • Technical regulation for windows and doors
    (Official Gazette 69/06)

  • Technical regulation on ventilation systems, partial air conditioning and air conditioning of buildings
    (Official Gazette 03/07)

  • Technical regulation for chimneys in construction works
    (Official Gazette 03/07)

  • Technical regulation for protection systems against effects of lightning on construction works
    (Official Gazette 87/08, 33/10)

  • Technical regulation on heating and cooling systems in buildings
    (Official Gazette 110/08) - Provisional Translation

  • Technical regulation on low-voltage electrical installations
    (Official Gazette 05/10)

  • Technical regulation on construction products
    (Official Gazette 35/18, 104/19) 

  • Tehnical regulation on energy economy and heat retention in buildings
    (Official Gazette 128/15, 70/18, 73/18, 86/18)

  • Tehnical regulation on technical specifications for construction products in a harmonized area
    (Official Gazette 4/15, 24/15, 93/15, 133/15, 36/16, 58/16, 104/16, 28/17, 88/17, 29/18, 43/19)

  • Technical regulation for building structures
    (Official Gazette 17/17) - entry into force on 04 March 2017
    • Technical regulation for masonry structures 
      (Official Gazette 01/07)
    • Technical regulation for wooden structures
      (Official Gazette 121/07, 58/09, 125/10, 136/12)
    • Technical regulation for steel structures
      (Official Gazette 112/08 Provisional Translation, 125/10, 73/12, 136/12) 
    • Technical regulation on composite steel and concrete structures
      (Official Gazette 119/09, 125/10, 136/12)
    • Technical regulation for concrete structures
      (Official Gazette 139/09, 14/10, 125/10, 136/12)
    • Technical regulation on aluminium structures
      (Official Gazette 80/13)
      On the day of entry into force of the new Technical regulation for building structures (4 March 2017) these Technical regulations cease to have effect, with the exception that the standards from the lists of standards contained in these Technical regulations and relating to the non-harmonised area of construction products shall apply until the adoption of a special regulation governing construction products, provided that they are not contrary to the Technical regulation on construction products (Official Gazette 33/10, 87/10, 146/10, 81/11, 100/11 and 130/12, 81/13, 136/14 and 119/15).
      Furthermore, the main design of a construction work in which the technical solution of the building structure is given in accordance with these Technical regulations shall be deemed a valid document for the issuance of acts on the basis of which building is permitted, provided that the application for the issuance of this act together with the main design is submitted within six months from the day of entry into force of the new Technical regulation for building structures.
  • Technical regulation for glass constructions
    (Official Gazette 53/17)


Other

  • Action Plan for implementation in Croatian legislation of the European Directive on the Energy Performance of Buildings
    Note: Adopted at the 14th session of the Government of the Republic of Croatia held on 10 April 2008


Regulation which ceased to be valid, however can be applied to instituted procedures during their duration:

  • Physical Planning and Building Act
    (Official Gazette 76/07, 38/09, 55/11, 90/11, 50/12)
    Related acts:
    • Environmental Protection Act
      (Official Gazette 80/13, Article 278 paragraph 2)
    • Act on Amendments to the Act on Energy End-use Efficiency
      (Official Gazette 55/12, Article 31 paragraph 6)
  • Act on procedures and building requirements for investment stimulation
    (Official Gazette 69/09, 128/10, 136/12, 76/13)

  • Construction Products Act 
    (Official Gazette 86/08  - Provisional Translation, 25/13)

  • Act on Proceeding with Illegally Built Buildings
    (Official Gazette 90/11)

  • Regulation on Fee for Retaining Illegally Built Buildings in Space
    (Official Gazette 101/11)

  • Building Act
    (Official Gazette 175/03, 100/04)

  • Regulation on spatial projects and on construction works for which the location and/or building permit is issued by the Ministry of Environmental Protection, Physical Planning and Construction
    (Official Gazette 116/07, 56/11)

  • Ordinance on the manner of calculating the surface area and volume in designs of buidlings
    (Official Gazzete 90/10, 111/10, 55/12)

  • Ordinance on simple construction works and works
    (Official Gazette 21/09, 57/10, 126/10, 48/11, 81/12, 68/12, 68/13)

  • Ordinance on requirements and manner of keeping a site diary
    (Official Gazette 6/00)

  • Regulation on amendments to the Administrative Fees Act Tariff
    (Official Gazette 117/07, 25/08, 69/10, 19/13, 40/14)

  • Ordinance on the final inspection of construction works
    (Official Gazette 108/04)
    Note: As of entry into force of the Ordinance on written statement on the works completed and the requirements for the maintenance of construction works (Official Gazette 43/14) and the Ordinance on manner of performing building surveillance, the form, the requirements and manner of keeping the site diary and the contents of the supervising engineer's final report (Official Gazette 111/14), the provisions of Article 12 and Article 13 of this Ordinance cease to be valid

  • Ordinance on energy audits of buildings and energy certification
    (Official Gazette 48/14, 150/14, 133/15, 22/16, 49/16, 87/16, 17/17, 77/17)

  • Technical regulation on construction products
    (Official Gazette 33/10, 87/10, 146/10, 81/11, 100/11, 130/12, 81/13, 136/14, 119/15)

  • Ordinance on the mandatory contents and format of construction work designs
    (Official Gazette 64/14, 41/15, 105/15, 61/16, 20/17)

  • Ordinance on technical approval for construction products
    (Official Gazette 103/08) - Provisional Translation
    Note: As of entry into force of the Ordinance on the bodies, documentation and procedures on the construction products market (12 December 2019) this Ordinance cease to be valid.

  • Ordinance on conformity assessment, documents of conformity and the marking of construction products
    (Official Gazette 103/08 Provisional Translation, 147/09, 87/10, 129/11) 



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