Your Certificate of Occupancy in Cartagena

Your license in one day after the visit and we present it for you at the town hall.

Post by: Francisco Joaquín Jiménez – Updated on 04/05/2022

How much does the certificate of occupancy cost in Cartagena?

The second occupancy certificate of occupancy in Cartagena has a variable rate depending on the type of dwelling and its surface. For a 100m2 house, the cost would be as follows:

  • Housing in a multi-family block in a closed block = €31.81
  • Housing in a multi-family block in an isolated block = €32.77
  • Single-family house in a row=36.78€
  • Isolated single-family home = €39.74

For homes with a surface area greater or less than 100m2, the cost is adapted according to the surface area, not being able to give you a calculation formula right now. If you are interested in the exact rate, ask us.

For first occupancy certificates, the associated rate will be 4% of the Construction Material Execution Budget, the so-called I.C.I.O. o Tax on Constructions, Installations and Works.

What documentation do you need for the certificate of occupancy in Cartagena?

To obtain the certificate of occupancy in Cartagena, you need a serie of documents depending on the type of license you are looking for.

If what you need is a responsible declaration of second occupation (the most common), because it has expired or you need it for any type of procedure, you will need the following documents. Normally they are not difficult to obtain, you have the list below:

  • ID PHOTOCOPY
  • CADASTRAL REGISTERED REGISTRY PHOTOCOPY
  • SITUATION PLAN AT 1:2000 SCALE
  • FILE: DATE AND NUMBER ENTRY REFERENCE
  • LETTER OF PAYMENT OF THE RATE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CURRENT TAX ORDINANCE.

On the contrary, if you need a first occupation license in Cartagena, you face another longer and more complicated process. It is not as direct as second occupation licenses, but it can be obtained if the right conditions are met.

Here we leave you the list of documents, but we advise you to consult before starting this process in case your property does not meet the necessary conditions.

  • FINAL WORKS CERTIFICATE
  • ID PHOTOCOPY
  • CADASTRAL REGISTERED REGISTRY
  • EMUASA REPORT
  • IBERDROLA CERTIFICATE
  • PHOTOCOPY OF THE BUILDING LICENSE
  • PHOTOCOPY OF THE STRIP OF STRINGS
  • SITUATION PLAN AT 1:2000 SCALE
  • FIRE CERTIFICATE
  • LETTER OF PAYMENT OF THE RATE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CURRENT TAX ORDINANCE
  • FILE: DATE AND NUMBER ENTRY REFERENCE
  • FINAL WORKS CERTIFICATE
  • PHOTOCOPY DNI BUILDING BOOK (Documentation Folder and UME Folder – use, maintenance and emergency-).
  • REGISTERED REGISTRY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVINCE ABOUT QUALITY REGISTERS
  • EMUASA REPORT
  • SOLAR THERMAL INSTALLATION SHEET
  • IBERDROLA CERTIFICATE PHOTOCOPY OF THE BUILDING LICENSE PHOTOCOPY OF THE STRAP OF ROPE
  • SITUATION BLUEPRINTS ON A SCALE OF 1:2000 FIRE CERTIFICATE
  • LETTER OF PAYMENT OF THE RATE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CURRENT TAX ORDINANCE
  • FILE: DATE AND NUMBER ENTRY REFERENCE
  • FINAL WORKS CERTIFICATE
  • PHOTOCOPY DNI BUILDING BOOK (Documentation Folder and UME Folder – use, maintenance and emergency-).
  • REGISTERED REGISTRY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVINCE ABOUT QUALITY REGISTERS
  • EMUASA REPORT
  • SOLAR THERMAL INSTALLATION SHEET
  • IBERDROLA CERTIFICATE PHOTOCOPY OF THE BUILDING LICENSE PHOTOCOPY OF THE STRAP OF ROPE
  • SITUATION BLUEPRINTS ON A SCALE OF 1:2000 FIRE CERTIFICATE
  • LETTER OF PAYMENT OF THE RATE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CURRENT TAX ORDINANCE
  • PHOTOCOPY OF THE LEGALIZATION LICENSE
  • PHOTOCOPY OF DNI
  • CADASTRAL REGISTERED REGISTRY
  • EMUASA REPORT
  • IBERDROLA CERTIFICATE
  • LETTER OF PAYMENT OF THE RATE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CURRENT TAX ORDINANCE

Frequently asked questions about the certificate of occupancy in Cartagena

If you have any questions about the responsible declarations of first and second occupation in Cartagena, we will try to answer them below:

The certificate of habitability of first and second occupation is, theoretically, mandatory in all cases.

All homes should have a current certificate of occupancy. However, this is not the case and it is not penalized for it.

The certificate of occupancy is mandatory to be able to rent or sell a home in Cartagena. So, it must be valid in order to be sold with the use of the home, in case the property is sold to carry out a comprehensive reform it would not be necessary.

Something similar happens with the energy efficiency certificate.

The certificate of occupancy for both first and second occupancy is issued by the corresponding Town Hall.

In spite of that, you will need the certificate of habitability, which can be drawn up by architects or quantity surveyors.

Obtaining the certificate of occupancy in Cartagena is very simple, since you will only need the certificate of occupancy, a representative blueprint as well as paying the town hall fees.

On this same page you can find the documentation you need for both the responsible declaration of first and second occupation.

The certificate of occupancy in the Region of Murcia expires in 15 years.

Both first and second occupation certificates are valid for 15 years, so after that time, a second or successive occupation certificate must be requested at the corresponding town hall.

If the certificate of occupancy of your home has expired, you will need to renew it.

To renew a certificate of occupancy you will need to present the responsible declaration for second or successive occupations.

Once all the documentation has been submitted, and presented at the Town Hall, it’ll be fully valid and you will be able to use it for whatever you want.

If you have lost the copy of your certificate of occupancy, do not worry, because for a small fee you can request another copy as long as it is still valid.

Of course, you can request a copy as long as you are the holder of the original certificate of occupancy.

There is no portal where you can check if your home has a valid certificate of occupancy or not.

The only option that exists to be able to know this information is to consult it in the City Council’s urban planning area. They’ll check their file and tell you.

Of course, in the event that there has been a recent sale, you’ll have to take into account that you won’t be the holder of the certificate of occupancy, so you won’t be able to request a copy for the procedure you need.

The requirements to obtain a certificate of occupancy in a home are quite simple and are usually met by all homes.

Among these requirements are minimum surfaces (36m2), the existence of a living-dining room, a bedroom, a kitchen and a complete bathroom, or that all rooms have ventilation to the outside except the bathroom.

What do we offer for first and second occupation certificates in Cartagena?

At Leukos Architecture we write and present certificates of habitability in Cartagena with all the guarantees. We have a file presentation and management service at the town hall and, in the case of second-occupancy licenses, one day after the visit to the home.

The budget includes the certificate of habitability, visit to the property and the delivery of all the receipts.

For first occupancy licenses in the Cartagena City Council, we don’t offer a closed budget, due to how complicated the process is. We advise you for free and we give you a budget without commitment.

Now that you know more about the occupancy certificates in Cartagena and our services…

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