Nicaragua: Simplifying Municipal Permits

The private sector is proposing new municipal legislation in order to unify criteria and procedures and allow for a "reduction in discretion regarding fees and licenses."

Thursday, November 3, 2016

The proposal to streamline municipal management is part of an initiative made up of 50 measures to improve the country's competitiveness, submitted by the Superior Council of Private Enterprise (COSEP) to the Nicaraguan government.

In the case of the proposal to standardize municipal legislation, Aguerri told Laprensa.com.ni : "... 'We can not continue to have different rates or tax plans in each municipality of the country," leading to the charging of differential rates, such as those for the loading of goods at each of the locations."

"...Work will also be done on the unification of criteria and procedures for municipal cadastre through a new piece of municipal legislation. 'It is not acceptable that in a municipality, a type of payment for land, which despite having the same characteristics of the land in the other municipalities, is found to have such a range of charges as those that currently exist'. "



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