What documents do I need to build a house up to 70 m2 without a permit? Polish Law

In the last post we explained what house is in the record "house without formalities" - which means that the house should have 70 m2. 

What else is included in the new regulations: 


  • Everyone, provided the investment meets their own housing or recreational needs. It does not matter marital status, social status or family situation.
  • Anyone who has the right to dispose of real estate for construction purposes (has the so-called legal title).


There is no need to appointing a construction manager, however, you must take into account that you take over all responsibility for managing the construction site. You also don't need to keep a build lo. 

The construction period is shortened by several weeks - guarantor of a quick decision on the conditions of development and development of the commune area in a shorter period - even up to 21 days;

Documents can be submitted online! 


The government website gov.pl states:  when your life plans change, you can sell it, rent it or transfer it to another person. So: YES!


As an investor, you will need to certify that:

  • the planned construction is carried out by you in order to meet your own housing needs - submitted under pain of criminal liability,
  • you assume responsibility for construction management - in the event of failure to appoint a construction manager,
  • the documentation you attach to your application is complete.


  • plot development project
  • architectural and construction design - 3 copies
  • submitting a notification of the planned date of commencement of construction works to the construction supervision authority
  • local spatial development plan or building conditions
  • Altitude map
  • extract from the land register
  • Road access conditions
  • Terms of water supply and sewage disposal
  • Terms of electricity supply
  • Gas delivery terms
  • Geological research

What else would you add? Does anyone want to share their experience of building a house according to the Polish Order? We invite to join our Facebook group - you can comment there. 


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What documents do I need to build a house up to 70 m2 without a permit? Polish Law

In the last entry, we explained which house is included in the "house without formalities" record - which means that the house must be 70 m2. 

House up to 70 m2 - what conditions should it meet? Polish law.

Let's first go through this magic number of 70 m2 - how to understand it? 70 m2 is the built-up area of the house, which means that a house on request can have even, for example, 100 m2. Why?