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About building violation, violation land developed for housing

Building, law about residential land include the regulation methods such as Building Standard Act and the Town Planning and Zoning Act, residential land development. Standard to keep citizen's life, health and protection of property, harmony of town is established for these laws. It becomes building violation, violation land developed for housing when we do not follow these standards and has a big influence on life, health, property of user and third party and might cause neighborhood trouble.

Last update date April 5, 2019

About Building Standard Act

Minimum standard about site, structure, facilities of building and use is fixed for Building Standard Act.

Standard to make security and environment of building defense, more comfortable living environment

We follow security and environment of building
Safety of structure Safety of fire prevention and evacuation Environmental hygiene
It is standard to make building resisting earthquakes. Even slight enlargement must follow standard. It is standard to make building resisting fire. It burns and prevents expanse and collapse and must allow you to evacuate safely. We secure comfortable indoor environment and are standard to live in health. The height of size and the ceiling of window can decide.

Standard to create livable areas by security including city planning and disaster prevention

We follow security and environment of town
Road and site Use of building Height and the area of the building
It is road and standard about connection of site. For comfortable traffic and firefighting, site must contact with at least 4 meters in width or more roads. (※ 1) It is standard to follow local characteristic. Use, scale of building can decide for each area. It is standard about the sunshine, the ventilation to neighborhood. Height or the area of the building can decide for each area.

(※ 1) You must let building and the gate wall retreat for at the time of rebuilding when width of road contacting with site is less than 4 meters.

About the Town Planning and Zoning Act

Standard about city planning to push forward healthy development of city and orderly maintenance is fixed for the Town Planning and Zoning Act.

In controlled urbanization zone, we cannot build principle, building

Yokohama-shi is appointed whether whole city is area designated for urbanization based on the Town Planning and Zoning Act and which way of controlled urbanization zone.
With controlled urbanization zone, city is area set based on the Town Planning and Zoning Act as area that should control becoming,
As a general rule, we cannot build building.
We section land such as the forest in controlled urbanization zone and are sold in lots in state that maintained road and we often get into trouble and are founded.
When there is plan to build building in these land, please confirm by all means in store.
When we are missing, please consult with Housing and Architecture Bureau residential land Credit Division adjustment area section by all means.

When it has been violated

Responsibility to correct violation

You must repair building violating laws and ordinances by own responsibility.
To person of duty of violation correction, severe disposal and legal penal regulations may be inflicted.

Measures for building violation, violation land developed for housing

When we are not corrected about violation architecture and creation, we may perform administrative action such as orders.
For the purpose of third party protection, we announce information of article which performed administrative action so that we purchase without knowing them in Yokohama-shi and are not used.

Measures to person of designer, construction contracting business, housing land and building dealer

As well as violator, administrative action such as cancellation of license may be performed in person of designer, construction contracting business related to violation architecture and creation construction, housing land and building dealer. (※ 2)
(※ 2) The prefecture and country perform measures to designers.

FAQs (common violation examples)

We examine setting of storeroom and carport. Is procedure necessary?

As, as a general rule, storeroom and carport are treated as building with or without the basics, procedure is necessary. Please confirm about procedure for Building Standard Act on the purchase examination at store.

Steel storeroom, carport, prefab unit house, simple roof hook
Example (we hang steel storeroom, carport, prefab unit house, simple roof) of violation building

You are thinking about the purchase of building (new construction, used goods), may you be careful?

When you purchase, please confirm whether comfirmed proof, certificate of inspection are issued. (comfirmed proof, certificate of inspection are issued for the master of building)
We can investigate record of grant in Housing and Architecture Bureau information consultation section on the next agency.
In addition, comfirmed proof, certificate of inspection are necessary whenever, as a general rule, they do new construction or the enlargement.
Furthermore, purchasing is more reliable after we ask experts such as authorized architects for investigation.

Where do you know own living local rule?

Information of house ino area,
i- muppie (Yokohama-shi administration map information sharing system town development map information)
We can confirm in this.

We introduce common general questions such as other buildings, development in the following link.

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Housing and Architecture Bureau architecture inspection part violation measures section

Telephone: 045-671-3856

Telephone: 045-671-3856

Fax: 045-664-2667

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