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With query for building, development examination committee

Last update date June 13, 2020

Notice Building Standard Act and the Town Planning and Zoning Act were revised, and, with revised (the April 1, 2016 enforcement) of Administrative Appeal Law, protest preliminary remark (query preliminary remark) system was abolished. Therefore court can bring up cancellation suit of the disposal concerned without passing through decision of building examination committee or development examination committee about building certification disposal accomplished after April 1, 2016, development permission disposal.


As for the person with dissatisfaction, examination committee can state dissatisfaction for disposal of next a - c. Query means this system (cf. chart below).
 Disposal based on a Building Standard Act
 Disposal based on the b Town Planning and Zoning Act
 Disposal do not be carried out for application based on c Building Standard Act or the Town Planning and Zoning Act (inaction)
[attention] About disposal targeted for query, please confirm "disposal targeted for 2 queries and statement ahead" of the following.

When query is done, examination committee examines claim of both people concerned and performs decision for the query. When it is judged that disposal is illegal, the disposal concerned is canceled by decision.

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The disposal targeted for 2 queries and making a statement

Disposal to be able to make query into examination committee is street of the next table.
StatementDisposal that is targeted for querySpecific example
Building examination committeeDisposal, inaction that is prescribed in Building Standard Act Article 94 Paragraph 1 preceding paragraphBuilding certification disposal, correction order
Development examination committeeDisposal, inaction that is prescribed in the Town Planning and Zoning Act Article 50 Paragraph 1 preceding paragraphDevelopment permission disposal, planning permission disposal, removing order

  That query is possible and as query ahead is listed when disposal is done in document, we can confirm there.

[attention 1]
 Construction plan is changed, and, about building certification disposal that became a target of query, building certification disposal (building certification change disposal) may be accomplished after the submission of query (cf. Building Standard Act Article 6 Paragraph 1 latter half). When you demand cancellation of disposal sequentially when building certification change disposal is accomplished, please submit examination bill hanging over building certification change disposal. Please contact the secretariat for submission methods beforehand. In addition, the construction spot can confirm whether building certification change disposal was accomplished with notified signboard or construction plan summary book.

[attention 2]
 Designs about development activity are changed, and, about development permission disposal that became a target of query, development permission disposal (development permission change disposal) may be accomplished after the submission of query (cf. 2 of Town Planning and Zoning Act Article 35). When you demand cancellation of disposal to hang over part changed sequentially when development permission change disposal is accomplished, please submit examination bill suffering from development permission change disposal. Please contact the secretariat for submission methods beforehand. In addition, the construction spot can confirm whether development permission change disposal was accomplished in notified signboard or registry of development projects.

[attention 3]
 Even if it is disposal of upper table, in the following cases, it is rejection decision as thing that query is non-legitimate even if we perform query.

  • When construction of building is completed → Query requesting cancellation of building certification disposal and planning permission disposal is rejected as non-legality.

[attention 4]
 As the next disposal is not included in "target disposal" of upper table, we cannot do query to examination committee. When such a disposal includes dissatisfaction, please ask General Affairs Bureau legislation section.

  • Disposal based on the Yokohama-shi scenic zone regulations
  • Disposal based on the regulation method such as residential land development
  • More than the best (at least) limits of height of international port city construction plan altitude district admit (is less)

[attention 5]
 About inaction, query may be possible to the mayor or designated confirmation inspection engine other than examination committee.

Submission of examination bill
The Yokohama-shi building examination committee secretariat or the Yokohama-shi development examination committee secretariat
(the person in charge of Housing and Architecture Bureau architecture inspection part legal affairs section examination)
6-50-10, Honcho, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi the 24th floor of the city hall
Telephone 045-671-3594 FAX045-550-3592

Period when 3 queries are possible

You must do query within three months from the next day of day when you knew that you had disposal (Administrative Appeal Law Article 18 Paragraph 1).
In addition, there is not query when one year passes from the next day of day when we had disposal (article Paragraph 2).

[attention] As a general rule, query that was accomplished after it was past the period mentioned above becomes non-legitimate, and it becomes rejection decision.

Flow of 4 queries

As a general rule, query discusses in writing.
We receive submission of document from examination claimant, both disposal agencies and, after oral examination (verbal trial), give a decision.

Flow of query procedure

About time to decision, please confirm "Q2" of page of "common question".

Type of 5 decision

  • Admission decision

    Or injustice is accepted illegally by disposal, and disposal is canceled decision. Effect is denied retroactively to day when we disposed of disposal when canceled.
    By query about inaction, it gives a decision in doing some kind of acts for application immediately for inaction agency.

  • Rejection decision

    It is decision to reject query without or injustice being accepted illegally by disposal.

  • Rejection decision

    When it is non-legitimate when there is not profit to cancel case and disposal that query passed in legal period, it is decision to avoid query. We are not examined about the body in query.

How to write 6 examination bills

In examination bill, you must fill in purpose of query and reason, presence of instruction of disposal agency and the contents, the date of query on day when you knew that there were disposal, disposal that full name, query of examination claimant require (Administrative Appeal Law Article 19 Paragraph 2).
(in the case of inaction Administrative Appeal Law Article 19 Paragraph 3)
About institution, entry example to be like examination bill, please confirm page about "submission of examination bill".
[attention] When there are defects in examination bill, we may have you correct examination bill. Do not cause delay in procedure; please consult with Housing and Architecture Bureau legal affairs section (telephone 045-671-3594) to save before submitting examination bill.

7 and others

Suspension of execution statement

When we want to stop the execution of disposal as disposal shall remain in effect until it is canceled by decision and is treated even if we do query, it is necessary for suspension of execution to make a statement. When it was admitted that we need emergency to avoid the serious damage to produce by the execution of disposal, the execution is stopped.
(effect of building certification disposal continues even if we do query for building certification disposal until it is canceled by decision. In this case as effect of building certification disposal continues, construction continues and is performed. It is necessary for some cases to suffer serious damage to do suspension of execution statement by construction continuing.)

[reference] Glossary

  • Inaction

    For application based on laws and ordinances, should do some kind of disposal within considerable period;, however, dispose of nothing

  • Decision

    Decision of examination committee for query. Thing which is similar to judgment of trial

[reference] FAQs

Please see page of "common question" about contents with inquiry well from citizen's.

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Housing and Architecture Bureau architecture inspection part legal affairs section

Telephone: 045-671-3594

Telephone: 045-671-3594

Fax: 045-550-3592

E-Mail address [email protected]

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