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If you have any questions in regards to the above, please do not hesitate to contact our offices so that we may explain the amendments to the provisions of the Code in more detail. Our address is:


Fiddler González & Rodríguez, P.S.C., P.O. Box 363507, San Juan, PR 00936-3507. Our fax (787) 759-3108.


We welcome your questions and comments.

Juan Carlos Gómez Escarce
(787) 759-3166


María L. González Hernández
(787) 759-3173



Eduardo Negrón Navas

(787) 759-3106


Pedro J. Reyes Bibiloni

(787) 759-3208




The Permits Management Office (OGPe for its Spanish acronym) will hold public hearings on the adoption of two regulations: the Land Segregation and Development Regulation, and the Authorized Professional Regulation.


The Land Segregation and Development Regulation establishes the requirements for land segregation permit applications to OGPe, as well as land segregation parameters and restrictions based on the characteristics of the land. The Regulation requires land developers to assure that proposed projects will have the necessary infrastructure, without affecting the services already provided in the area.


The Authorized Professional Regulation establishes the accreditation and capacity requirements, as well as rules of conduct of authorized professionals and inspectors. An Authorized Professional is a licensed professional in an area related to construction, who is authorized to issue ministerial permits and determinations. The Regulation also establishes recordkeeping and reporting requirements of final permit determinations issued by authorized professionals. It also regulates the OGPe investigation and enforcement powers, and complaint procedures against authorized professionals.


The public hearings will be held on July 29, 2014. The public hearing on the Authorized Professional Regulation will be held in the morning, and the public hearing on the Land Segregation and Development Regulation will be held in the afternoon. The OGPe has granted a thirty (30) day term, which expires on August 11, 2014, to submit written comments.


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©2014 Fiddler, González & Rodríguez, P.S.C. This Watch has been prepared by Fiddler, González & Rodríguez, P.S.C. for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. This information does not create, and receipt of it does not constitute, a lawyer-client relationship. Readers should not act upon this without seeking advice from professional advisers. Fiddler, González & Rodríguez, P.S.C. and its members assume no responsibility to inform you of additional changes in law or any other legal issues related to the matters discussed in this e-mail



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