BUILDING ACT
ALL
CHAPTER I GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 1 (Purposes)
Article 2 (Definitions)
Article 3 (Exemption from Application)
Article 4 (Building Committees)
Article 4-2 (Deliberation, etc. on Construction by Building Committees)
Article 4-3 (Disclosure of Minutes of Building Committees)
Article 4-4 (Working Committees for Construction-Related Civil Petitions)
Article 4-5 (Applications for Deliberation on Civil Petitions for Inquiries)
Article 4-6 (Investigations and Hearing of Opinions for Deliberation)
Article 4-7 (Presentation, etc. of Opinions)
Article 4-8 (Secretariats)
Article 5 (Relaxed Application)
Article 6 (Special Exceptions to Existing Buildings, etc.)
Article 6-2 (Special Exceptions to Building of Unique Structures)
Article 6-3 (Special Exceptions to Floating Buildings)
Article 7 (Municipal Ordinances of Dos to Maintain Uniformity)
Article 8 (Special Exception in Preparation for Remodelling)
Article 9 (Exclusion of Other Statutes)
CHAPTER II CONSTRUCTION OF BUILDINGS
Article 10 (Prior Determination on Location and Scale of Buildings)
Article 11 (Building Permission)
Article 12 (One-Stop-Service Council for Processing Complex Civil Petitions)
Article 13 (Security Bonds for Safety Control of Construction Sites)
Article 13-2 (Building Safety Assessments)
Article 14 (Building Reports)
Article 15 (Contracting with Project Owners)
Article 16 (Alteration to Matters Permitted and Reported)
Article 17 (Fees for Building Permission, etc.)
Article 17-2 (Claims for Sale, etc.)
Article 17-3 (Disposition of Co-Owned Share, etc. with Unidentifiable Owner)
Article 18 (Restrictions, etc. on Granting Building Permission)
Article 19 (Change of Use)
Article 19-2 (Acknowledgement of Multiple Uses)
Article 20 (Temporary Buildings)
Article 21 (Reporting, etc. on Commencement of Construction Works)
Article 22 (Approval for Use of Building)
Article 23 (Design of Buildings)
Article 24 (Performance of Construction Works)
Article 24-2 (Management of Manufacture and Distribution of Building Materials)
Article 25 (Supervision of Construction Works)
Article 25-2 (Restrictions on Business of Construction Participants, etc.)
Article 26 (Permissible Errors)
Article 27 (Agents for On-Site Surveys, Inspections, and Verifications)
Article 28 (Preventative Measures, etc. against Hazards on Construction Sites)
Article 29 (Special Exception to Buildings for Public Use)
Article 30 (Statistics on Building Projects)
Article 31 (Computerization of Administration of Building Projects)
Article 32 (Computerization, etc. of Building Permission Process, etc.)
Article 32 (Computerization, etc. of Building Permission Process, etc.)
Article 33 (Guidance and Oversight of Users of Computerized Data)
Article 34 (Installation of Integrated Civil Service Center for Building Projects)
CHAPTER III MAINTENANCE AND MANAGEMENT OF BUILDINGS
Article 35 (Maintenance and Management of Buildings)
Article 35-2 (Support for Maintenance and Management of Housing)
Article 36 (Reporting on Demolition of Buildings)
Article 37 (Building Instructors)
Article 38 (Building Registers)
Article 39 (Requests for Registration)
CHAPTER IV SITES OF BUILDINGS AND ROADS
Article 40 (Safety on Building Sites)
Article 41 (Measures, etc. for Excavated Areas of Land)
Article 42 (Landscaping of Building Sites)
Article 43 (Securing Open Space for Public Purposes)
Article 44 (Relationship between Building Site and Road)
Article 45 (Designation of Roads and Cancellation and Alteration thereof)
Article 46 (Designation of Building Lines)
Article 47 (Restrictions on Buildings by Building Line)
CHAPTER V STRUCTURES AND MATERIALS OF BUILDINGS
Article 48 (Structural Bearing Strength, etc.)
Article 48-2 (Assignment of Seismic Performance Categories for Buildings)
Article 48-3 (Disclosure of Seismic Capacity of Buildings)
Article 48-4 (Installation and Management of Appurtenant Structures)
Article 49 (Egresses from Buildings and Restrictions on their Use)
Article 50 (Fireproof Structures and Fireproof Walls of Buildings)
Article 50-2 (Egress from High-Rise Buildings and Safety Control)
Article 51 (Buildings in Fire Prevention Districts)
Article 52 (Finishing Materials for Building)
Article 52-2 (Interior Construction)
Article 52-3 (Quality Control, etc. of Double-Layered Materials)
Article 53 (Basement Levels)
Article 53-2 (Anti-Crime for Buildings)
CHAPTER VI BUILDINGS BY AREAS AND ZONES
Article 54 (Measures to be Taken Where Building Site Stretches over Two or More Areas, Zones or Districts)
Article 55 (Building-to-Land Ratio)
Article 56 (Floor Area Ratio)
Article 57 (Restrictions on Partition of Building Sites)
Article 58 (Vacant Lot within Building Site)
Article 59 (Construction of Double Walls and Connecting Corridors)
Article 60 (Limits on Heights of Buildings)
Article 61 (Limits on Heights of Buildings for Securing Sunshine, etc.)
CHAPTER VII FACILITIES OF BUILDINGS
Article 62 (Standards for Facilities of Buildings)
Article 63 Deleted.
Article 64 (Elevators)
Article 64-2 Deleted.
Article 65 Deleted.
Article 65-2 (Certification of Intelligent Buildings)
Articles 66 and 66-2 Deleted.
Article 67 (Related Specialized Engineers)
Article 68 (Technical Standards)
Article 68-2 Deleted.
Article 68-3 (Management of Standards for Structures, Materials, etc. of Buildings)
CHAPTER VIII SPECIAL BUILDING ZONES, ETC.
Article 69 (Designation of Special Building Zones)
Article 70 (Buildings in Special Building Zones)
Article 71 (Procedures, etc. for Designation of Special Building Zones)
Article 72 (Deliberation, etc. on Buildings within Special Building Zones)
Article 73 (Special Exceptions to Application of Related Statutes)
Article 74 (Preparation and Implementation of Integrated Application Plans)
Article 75 (Obligations of Project Owners, etc.)
Article 76 (Obligations of Permitting Authorities, etc.)
Article 77 (Inspections, etc. of Buildings within Special Building Zones)
Article 77-2 (Designation of Special Street Zones)
Article 77-3 (Management of Special Street Zones, Special Exceptions in Application of Building Standards, etc.)
CHAPTER VIII-2 Construction Agreements
Article 77-4 (Conclusion of Construction Agreements)
Article 77-5 (Establishment of Construction Agreement Operations Committee)
Article 77-6 (Authorization of Construction Agreements)
Article 77-7 (Modification of Construction Agreements)
Article 77-8 (Management of Construction Agreements)
Article 77-9 (Annulment of Construction Agreements)
Article 77-10 (Effect of and Succession to Construction Agreements)
Article 77-11 (Formulation of Plans for Construction Agreements and Grant of Subsidies)
Article 77-12 (Relationship with Landscape Agreements)
Article 77-13 (Special Exceptions to Construction Agreements)
Article 77-14 (Designation, etc. of Construction Agreement Concentration Zones)
CHAPTER VIII-3 COMBINED CONSTRUCTION
Article 77-15 (Areas Eligible for Combined Construction)
Article 77-16 (Procedures for Combined Construction)
Article 77-17 (Management of Combined Construction)
CHAPTER IX SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS
Article 78 (Supervision)
Article 79 (Measures, etc. against Non-Compliant Buildings, etc.)
Article 80 (Charge for Compelling Compliance)
Article 80-2 (Special Exceptions to Imposition of Charges for Compelling Compliance)
Article 81 (Safety Inspections of Existing Buildings and Corrective Orders, etc.)
Article 81-2 (Rearrangement of Abandoned Houses)
Article 81-3 (Procedures, etc. for Rearrangement of Abandoned Houses)
Article 82 (Delegation and Entrustment of Authority)
Article 83 (Application Mutatis Mutandis to Retaining Walls and Other Structures)
Article 84 (Calculation of Area, Height and Number of Floors)
Article 85 (Special Exceptions to Application of the Administrative Vicarious Execution Act)
Article 86 (Hearings)
Article 87 (Reporting, Inspections, etc.)
Article 87-2 (Establishment of Local Construction Safety Centers)
Article 87-3 (Establishment of Special Account for Construction Safety)
Article 88 (Working Committee for Conciliation of Construction Disputes)
Article 89 (Composition of Dispute Committees)
Article 90 Deleted.
Article 91 (Agents)
Article 92 (Applications for Conciliation, etc.)
Article 93 (Suspension of Construction Works due to Application for Conciliation, etc.)
Article 94 (Conciliation Panel and Adjudication Panel)
Article 95 (Investigation for Conciliation and Hearing of Opinions)
Article 96 (Effect of Conciliations)
Article 97 (Arbitration of Disputes)
Article 98 (Authority to Investigate for Arbitration)
Article 99 (Effect of Arbitration)
Article 100 (Interruption of Prescriptions)
Article 101 (Transfer for Conciliation)
Article 102 (Liability for Expenses)
Article 103 (Entrustment of Operation and Business Affairs of Dispute Committee)
Article 104 (Procedures for Conciliation, etc.)
Article 104-2 (Protection of Information concerning Affairs of Dispute Committee)
Article 105 (Deemed Public Officials for Purposes of Penalty Provisions)
CHAPTER X PENALTY PROVISIONS
Article 106 (Penalty Provisions)
Article 107 (Penalty Provisions)
Article 108 (Penalty Provisions)
Article 109 (Penalty Provisions)
Article 110 (Penalty Provisions)
Article 111 (Penalty Provisions)
Article 112 (Joint Penalty Provisions)
Article 113 (Administrative Fines)