Building Commissioner

The Building Commissioner is responsible for issuing building permits in Reykjavík. Here you can find information on office hours, activities, and book a phone call with the Building Commissioner's architects.

Phone and office hours

The Building Commissioner's phone hours for non-architects are on weekdays from 8:30-9:30 am and 11 am to noon. During this time, you can book meetings and get information about building permits, inspections, change of declarations of property division, and real estate registrations.

To make a reservation, call 411-1111.


Building permit application

Online applications for building permits are processed through the Housing and Construction Authority's (HMS) application portal. There, you can fill out the application online and upload supporting documents.

Building plans

All master plans for buildings can be accessed on the City of Reykjavík's blueprint archive. At the Reykjavík City Service Center in Borgartún 12-14, blueprints are available in full size.

Building Commissioner Activities

The Building Commissioner operates based on civil engineering laws, building regulations, and City Council approvals of the Building Commissioner's official duties. The Building Commissioner has a certified quality management system in accordance with ISO 9001:2015.

How can we help?

Do you need further assistance or didn't find what you were looking for?

  • Inquiries and suggestions can be sent to the Building Commissioner's email:
  • The City's Service Center can help with general inquiries by phone at 411 1111, via online chat, and through email at

Inquiries and suggestions can be sent to the Building Commissioner's email: