The Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs and Housing has approved the updated schedule of municipal violations and penalties, which aims to raise the quality of services, raise the level of hygiene and public health in cities, and enhance transparency in the municipal sector.
The ministry explained that the new amendments will contribute to raising compliance rates, providing an appropriate and fair environment for competition between commercial establishments, and reducing the manifestations of visual distortion.
9 groups of offenses:
The ministry explained that the new amendment included 9 groups of violations, including violations of commercial activities, violations of public hygiene and transporters of commercial waste, violations of roads and streets, building violations, fuel station violations, municipal fees violations related to a percentage of sales, violations of advertising and billboards, and sales violations. and violations of health facilities.
She added that 127 violations – which is equivalent to 43% of the total violations – are suspended from applying the penalty against them, and it is sufficient to alert the violator for the first time before imposing the penalty, within the framework of the municipal sector’s keenness to raise compliance rates with regulations, regulations and requirements.
The decision included granting the shops and establishments covered by the regulation a period ranging between (90-180) days to adjust their status, provided that the regulation of fines and penalties for current municipal violations continues until the end of the period for reconciling the statuses of each group of municipal violations.
Features of the updated list:
The updated regulation is distinguished by the clarity of the texts of violations and penalties, and the classification of violations according to the secretariats and municipalities. In determining the fines, the difference between the levels of cities in economic terms was taken into account, which the Ministry saw as classifying the fines accordingly at five levels in which the value of the fine is graded according to the city’s economic status.
She also confirmed that the high percentage of violations in which it is sufficient to warn without applying the fine when committing the violation for the first time, will enhance the level of awareness of compliance with municipal laws, regulations and requirements, as the fine mentioned in the table will only be applied when committing the violation for the second time after the violator has been informed of During the warning of the confounded violation and its consequences and effects.
On the other hand, the stability of the value of the fine would avoid the disparity between the penalties for similar violations and limit the discretionary powers of the observers, and the appropriateness of the degree of punishment with the gravity of the committed violation and its effects. The updated municipality can visit Link .