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1) Refuse Disposal Permit

Application Procedure

  1. Applications for refuse disposal permit should be forwarded to the Director of Engineering, Municipal Council of Penang Island, Level 13, KOMTAR, 10675 Penang.
  2. Applicants are required to complete application form provided at the Engineering Department's enquiries counter.
  3. There are two categories of permit to enter the refuse disposal site:

    Daily permit RM10.00 per lorry
    Monthly permit RM80 per lorry

  4. Each lorry entering the refuse disposal site should produce the relevant permit for inspection by Council staff before being allowed to enter for the purpose of disposing refuse.

Types of Refuse Disposed At The Council's Refuse Disposal Ground

The department receives all forms of refuse except the following:

  1. Radioactive or toxic materials
  2. Animal carcasses particularly pig carcasses
  3. Old tyres

 

2) Road Excavation Permit

Introduction

1. Under the provisions of Act 133, the Street, Drainage and Building Act, 1974, namely Sections 40, 41 & 42, no person may excavate roads without any permit or permission from the local authority.

2. In Penang, the area under the jurisdiction of the Municipal Council of Penang Island covers the whole City of George Town and the Free Trade Zone.

Application Procedure

  1. Send the application letter as in the format of Borang JK/PJ 1 to the Director of
    Engineering, Municipal Council of Penang Island, Level 13, KOMTAR, 10675
    Penang.
  2. Attach 3 sets of site plans which should be coloured and signed.
  3. Attach 1 set of existing utility plan.

Conditions of Application

  1. For major or protocol roads or busy road junctions, a condition will be imposed on the applicant to carry out works from 2400 hours until 0600 hours only or carry out micro tunneling.
  2. Private applications are only permitted to carry out mains excavation work for Syarikat Telecoms and for sewerage pipes. Letters of permission and the relevant plans approved by these agencies must be submitted together with the application. Applications for excavation works in respect of electric and water mains should be made through TNB and PBA.
  3. Contribution charges will be imposed for proposed excavation works in newly resurfaced roads. In addition to that, a deposit is also imposed on private applications.
  4. The applicant should be fully responsible for excavation and reinstatement works in accordance with the Guidelines, specifications and conditions stipulated.

 

3) Sanitary Installation Permit

Under the Sewerage and Sanitary Installation Bylaws, 1970, a permit is issued where the works is in connection with the dismantling, altering or renewal of any existing sanitary appliance, soil drain without the inclusion of any new installation or construction.

Application Procedure

  1. Applicants are required to complete the application form provided or obtain it at the enquiries counter of the Engineering Department.
  2. Attach 2 sets of sanitary appliance installation permit plan.
  3. Pay permit fee of RM5.00 for every application.
  4. The permit will be issued after all legal and technical requirements have been complied with.

 

4) Permit To Repair Houses

Application Procedure

  1. Applicants are required to complete application forms provided or obtain them at
    the enquiries counter of the Building Departments. Please ensure that the
    following are adhered to when submitting forms:

    i) A certified copy of the land grant is attached together with the form.
    ii) All the landowners have signed the form.
    iii) The proposed works do not involved the construction of concrete structures and
    the reconstruction of buildings.

  2. Completed forms should be submitted to the Director of Buildings, Municipal
    Council of Penang Island, Level 14 KOMTAR, 10675 Penang.
  3. Permit fee is RM50.00 (penalty fee x 10 is imposed if works have commenced).

    Note:
    Buildings within the category "Heritage Buildings" are subject to the Guidelines
    regarding Building Works for Categories I & II of Heritage Buildings.

 

5) Road Digging Permit

Introduction

  1. Road cut permit is covered under Sections 40, 41 & 42 of the Street, Drainage and Building Act, 1974 (Act 133). Under Section 405 no person is allowed to dig any road reserve without obtaining a written permission in the form of a road cut permit from the local authority.
  2. In Penang, the area under the jurisdiction of the Municipal Council of Penang island covers the whole City of George Town and the Free Trade Zone.

Application Procedure

  1. Submit the application as per the format of Borang JK/PJ 1 to the Director of Engineering, Municipal Council of Penang Island, Level 13, KOMTAR, 10675 Penang.
  2. Attach 3 sets of site plans showing clearly the proposed digging which should be coloured and signed and applicant.
  3. Attach 1 set of existing utility plan.

Conditions of Application

  1. For major or protocol roads or busy road junctions, a condition will be imposed on
    the applicant to carry out works from 2400 hours until 0600 hours only. This
    condition also applies for work carried out by micro tunneling.
  2. Submission by private applicant are only allowed for works pertaining to Syarikat
    Telecoms, drains/culvert and for sewerage pipes. Letters of permission and the
    relevant plans approved by these agencies must be submitted together with the
    application. (Applications for excavation works in respect of electric and water mains
    must be made by TNB and PBAPP.)
  3. Contribution charges will be imposed for proposed digging works on newly
    resurfaced roads. A deposit is also imposed on private applications in addition to
    this.
  4. The applicant should be fully responsible for excavation, reinstatement works and
    maintenance of trench until such time it is surrendered back to the Road Authority.
    This is in accordance with the Guidelines, specifications and conditions stipulated.