Obtaining site plan approval
Starting with June 11th, 2021, according to "Decision no. 6/03.06.2021 of the Board of Administration of DEPOGAZ", a fee will be charged for the site plan approval. Also starting with June 11th, 2021, the form for obtaining the approval will be modified, with different sections for individuals or legal entities.
Site plan approvals are issued according to Order no. 47/1203/509/2003, issued by MEC, MTCT, MAI, published in the Official Gazette of Romania, Part I, no. 611/29.08.2003.
In order to obtain the site plan approval, the beneficiary / applicant will send by e-mail to or will file at the DEPOGAZ headquarters or at the work points in the territory (see the list of contact points below) a documentation consisting of the following:
1. Application form addressed to DEPOGAZ, containing the identification data of the beneficiary and of the applicant and also the subject of the request. The mailing address should be specified, if different from the address of the beneficiary / applicant mentioned in the application;
2. Technical memo on future works;
3. Urban certificate (in copy);
4. Zoning plan, scale 1: 25000 or 1: 10000 (two copies);
5. Situation plan, scale 1: 500 or 1: 1000 (or other convenient scale), including the location of the constructions in the specific perimeter as well as the corresponding access roads, and containing the STEREO70 coordinates of the land and the construction work (two copies);
6. Land ownership papers – in copy;
7. If the applicant is not the beneficiary of the construction / work, the documentation and authorization from the beneficiary will be annexed.
According to Decision no. 6/03.06.2021 of the Board of Administration of DEPOGAZ, a fee will be charged for the site plan approval.
The fee will be of 300 lei for legal entities and 100 lei for individuals. The rates include VAT.
After submitting the documentation according to requirements, the solicitant will receive a copy of the invoice issued by DEPOGAZ, which the solicitant will have the obligation to pay within 5 days from the date of receipt.
The payment order will be sent by electronic means to the e-mail address: including “Payment order” in the subject or, it can be submitted at the territorial offices, in case no electronic means are available.
The site plan approval will be issued within 15 working days from the date of registration of the documentation and will be sent to the specified mailing address together with a copy of the documentation and the invoice, in original, by post. The approval may also be picked up from DEPOGAZ headquarters or, at the request of the beneficiary / applicant, it can be sent by fast courier.
If the construction permit has not been issued during the validity period of the site plan approval, the beneficiary has the obligation to obtain a new approval, through the same procedure.
|Storage||CTY||Areas of interest||Point of contact|
|Bălăceanca||IF||Glina, Cernica||Punct de lucru Bălăceanca
sat Bălăceanca, comuna Cernica, IF
|Bilciurești||DB||Răcari||Secția Înmagazinare Sud
sat Săbiești, Răcari, DB
|Butimanu, Bilciurești, Cojasca|
|Ghercești||DJ||Craiova||Atelier de Înmagazinare Craiova
str. Traian Lalescu, nr. 29, Craiova, DJ
|Cârcea, Ghercești, Mischii, Pielești, Șimnicu de Sus|
|Sărmășel||CJ||Cămărașu||Atelier de Înmagazinare Transilvania
str. Lungă, Sărmașu, MS
|Urziceni||IL||Urziceni||Punct de lucru Urziceni
șos. Urziceni–Albești, km. 5, IL
Filiala de Înmagazinare Gaze Naturale DEPOGAZ Ploiești SRL
0374‑403520 (Tehnical Department)
The documents required to obtain the site plan approval should be sent to the following e-mail address:
Map containing distances and safety zones
In accordance with Art. 190 of the Law on Electricity and Natural Gas no. 123/2012, subsequently amended and supplemented, for the protection of natural gas targets / systems, it is prohibited to third parties:
a) to carry out constructions of any kind in the safety zones of the natural gas sites; if it is exceptionally necessary to carry out a construction on that specific gas site, the applicant will bear all the expenses related to the necessary modifications, in compliance with all the provisions regarding the design and execution of works in the natural gas sector and under the condition of transferring the resulting asset to the gas operator's patrimony;
b) to carry out excavations or works of any kind in the safety zone of the natural gas site without the prior approval from the system operator;
c) to store materials on the access ways or in the safety zone of the natural gas site;
d) to intervene in any way on pipelines, equipment or natural gas installations.
The map below shows both the safety areas of our gas storage sites as well as buildings, roads, or other elements that can assist you in determining whether a DEPOGAZ approval is required before the urban planning certificate is issued.
The red marked area, defined by law as the "safety distance," is the area where no building that accommodates people (dwellings, office spaces etc.) can be built.
The area marked with blue color, defined by law as the "safety zone", is the area where it is required to obtain a site approval from DEPOGAZ.
If you notice that the issuer of the urban planning certificate does not ask for the site approval from DEPOGAZ, please advise them to consult the map below.
For any doubt or to obtain more information on other legal issues, please contact the DEPOGAZ Technical Department (see the green area in the list of contact points above).