Tulum, Q.R. — The current government of Tulum has authorized nearly a thousand construction permits for the municipality. Carlos Salas Minaya, Municipal Director of Urban Development, says the permits are for construction, extension, expansion and housing licenses, which corresponds to a 10 percent increase compared to the last two years.
He says that the development rate in Tulum may be the fastest growing in the state of Quintana Roo, which is among the first in the country.
“We are talking about the fact that we have given, in this administration, around a thousand construction, extension, expansion and other subdivision licenses.
“We continue trying to support both local people who want to build a small house, since there is a program for those who are self-constructing to charge them very little for the cost of their license, and entrepreneurs looking for Tulum to continue growing in the most orderly way possible,” the official said.
“Development continues in Tulum. There is a lot of investment that generates income for all citizens. The investment has not stopped and in comparison to past years, it has increased, let’s say, around 10 percent.”
Salas Minaya also said that fines are applied to those who build without permits and that it is difficult to know how many permits are expired and / or how may are building without them.
He says those caught are fined and that the fine is often five times the cost of an original permit.