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DIFC building controls NOC for third-party buildings

All third-party buildings within the DIFC require approvals and NoCs prior to approaching Dubai Development Authority (DDA) and before commencing work on their premises including commercial, residential and retail units.

Building management, unit owner, tenant, and appointed consultant/contractor may submit their application using the form and link below.

NOC applications are subject to review and approval. All necessary documents along with the completed form as per the application type must be submitted. Incomplete details or documents will lead to a delay in the approval process. Upon submission of all relevant documents, please allow at least one working day for DIFC to do the initial review and respond. Any request that comes after 3pm GST will be addressed on the following day.

NOC application type:

  • Building Fit-Out Work
  • Additional External Seating
  • Change of Use
  • External Works
  • Extra GFA
  • Subdivision - Leasing Only
  • Wayfinding & Signage
  • Advertisement
  • Streets & Public Realm

Please note that the maximum processing time is five working days. Once approved, the e-NOC will be sent to the applicant’s registered email address.

You may submit an application for the NOC by completing the online form, paying the application fee and attaching the relevant documents where applicable:

Please click here for NOC application

List of documents required:

  • DIFC commercial license
  • DIFC title deed
  • Table of measurements for subdivision
  • An A3-size architectural drawing of the fit-out, showing the existing as well as the proposed plans to be stamped by the building FM/body corporate/owner and the existing (approved) strata plan. The proposed leasing plan for subdivision should be stamped by the building FM/body corporate/owner. The existing and proposed drawings stamped by the building management are required for all types of NOC applications.
  • Contractor’s proof of registration with DDA (an email confirming the registration issued by DDA to the appointed contractor).
  • Trade licence of the appointed contractor.
  • Other documents that may be required during the review process

(All the letters mentioned below should be current dated and addressed to Mr. Tarek Kelani – Assistant Vice President, Project Management at DIFC Property Development)

  • NOC request letter from the tenant
  • NOC request letter from the unit owner
  • NOC request letter from the building management
  • Undertaking letter (for subdivision) from the unit owner

Application fees register:

Application Type Policy Code Notes   Application Fee 5% VAT *Total Fee
Building Fit-Out Work FTW     AED   3,000 AED   150 AED   3,150
Additional External Seating AES an annual rate is applicable for the use of the additional area required   AED   3,000 AED   150 AED   3,150
Change of Use CHU     AED   30,000 AED   1,500 AED   31,500
External Works EXW     AED   5,000 AED   250 AED   5,250
Extra GFA XGFA a purchase rate is applicable for the additional area required   AED   30,000 AED   1,500 AED   31,500
Subdivision - Leasing Only SBDV     AED   3,000 AED   150 AED   3,150
Wayfinding & Signage WYS     AED   3,000 AED   150 AED   3,150
Advertisement ADV an annual rate is applicable for the use of the additional area required   AED   5,000 AED   250 AED   5,250
Streets & Public Realm STS     AED   5,000 AED   250 AED   5,250

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