The Department of Building Control (JKB) performs the building control function in the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur (WPKL) through a delegation of powers by the Mayor of Kuala Lumpur under the Roads, Drainage and Buildings Act 1974 [Act 133], Local Government Act 1976 [Act 171] and Building By- Laws (WPKL) 1985 and the amendments in force.
Building controls include aspects of approval, construction monitoring and enforcement before, during, and after construction. Among the control processes include issuance of building plan approvals, building permits, renovation work permits, temporary building permits, TELCO transmitter structure permits, building demolition work permits, overtime work permits, site monitoring from commencement of construction work until Certificate of Completion and Compliance (CCC) issued by PSP.
In terms of enforcement, JKB has taken physical and legal action against offenses committed under the Drainage and Buildings Act 1974 (Act 133), Local Government Act 1976 (Act 171) and Building By-Laws (WPKL) 1985. In addition, JKB also took action against public complaints, carried out the work of demolishing the unapproved buildings and participating in special operations carried out by the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL).
Building structure’s strength and integrity in WPKL is monitored by implementing the Periodic Inspection under Section 85A, Drainage and Buildings Act 1974 (Amendment of Act A1286) by issuing notice to the owners of buildings above 5 storeys to submit a Visual / Periodic Inspection Report every 10 years after CF or CCC been issued.
The dilapidated and abandoned buildings are also regulated by the owners for cleaning or repairs and building painting program are coordinated to ensure that all buildings in WPKL are clean and in order.
The organizational structure of the department consists of three main sections:
- Building Control Division
- Building Forensic and Permit Division
- Administration and Quality Management Division
JKB is constantly striving to improve its delivery and service system in an effort to make Kuala Lumpur a world- class city and a sustainable city for future generations.
Towards becoming the leading department in achieving DBKL's ambition as a world-class city by 2020 in terms of building control.
Provides efficient, proficient and transparent services in terms of building controls for the City of Kuala Lumpur.