One of the more complex administrative procedures in Slovenian regulations are undoubtedly administrative procedures in the field of construction, both on a national or local community level. There are frequent conflicts of interest, on the one hand investors that want to construct according to their own ideas and, on the other hand, the interests of neighbours, local communities and the state, which acts in the public interest. It is a difficult balancing act and demands constantly arise to make amendments to legislation, sometimes to the benefit of one side, sometimes to the other. Involved parties often criticise spatial legislation for being too extensive, in part too loose, and in some situations completely unrealistic, making the administrative procedures overly complex. When discussing administrative obstacles, we usually think of their reduction, removing hurdles in already existing regulations, however, if we want to get rid of these obstacles, it usually consequently means a change to legislation.
My thesis presents the current situation in the wider field of obtaining a building permit with an emphasis on the issues and administrative obstacles that the people involved in administrative procedures face regarding construction. This also includes procedures that are necessary to be carried out prior to even being able to obtain a building permit. The administrative obstacles that accompany an individual procedure are also presented, while the emphasis of the study is on showing the actual procedure of obtaining a building permit for a basic building. By analysing the procedure using examples from both theory and practice, both in Slovenia and abroad, the procedure in Slovenia under current regulations is shown to be too long, too complex and often incomprehensible to an ordinary person.