Institute for nature
conservation of Serbia


The Ministry of Agriculture and
Environmental Protection

Request for the official Opinion regarding nature conservation

NAfter issuing the Decision on requirements and conditions regarding nature conservation, which pertains to the process of drafting the project-technical, spatial planning and similar documents, the official opinion may be issued by the Institute. This opinion states the extent of incorporation and compliance of plans, bases, programs, projects, works and activities with the issued Decision. In addition, the Institute issues the Opinion on the location where the work and activities are being conducted, as well as on other activities which require Institute’s Opinion.

The request for issuing the Opinion must include:

» The exact name of the legal entity submitting the request, its address and tax identification number or name, surname, address and identification number if the request is submitted by an individual;
» If there is a request for the Opinion on the incorporation of requirements for the protection of nature in the project documents, the project must also be submitted;
» Information on the location with adequate cartographic and graphic appendices, whereas for projects, a copy of cadastre plan is required;
» A brief description of the activities or purpose of a request for the Opinion.

The way to submit the request is by registered mail or by personal delivery at the premises of the Institute’s Headquarters, address: Dr Ivana Ribara 91, 11070 Belgrade or at the Unit in Niš, address: Vožda Karađorđa 14, Niš.

The request should also contain a proof of tax payment in the amount of 300.00 RSD.

According to the Law on Republic Administrative Fees (“Official Gazette of RS”, no. 43/2003, 51/2003, 61/2005, 5/2009, 54/2009, 93/2012, 57/2014 and 45/2015) requests without administrative fee paid will not be taken into consideration.

The fee defined according to the Law on Republic Administrative Fees:

» The request for the Opinion fee is 300.00 RSD.

Payment of the administrative fee shall be transfered through payment slips to the current account of the Budget, and should include the following data:

Purpose of payment: Republic Administrative Fee (Republička administrativna taksa)
Recipient: Budget of the Republic of Serbia (Budžet Republike Srbije)
Account No: 840-742221843-57, model 97, reference number 59 013

If you make a cash payment, the payment code is 153, and if the payment is completed by transfer order, payment code is 253.

The request for the Opinion fee is 300.00 RSD.

» Note: The name of the legal entity or name and surname (for individuals) on the payment slip must comply with the name stated in the request.

Example slip: the amount on the slip should be 300.00 RSD.

Pursuant to Article 18 of the Law on Republic Administrative Fees ("Official Gazette of RS", no. 43/2003, 51/2003, 61/2005, 5/ 2009, 54/2009, 93/2012, 47/2013 and 45/2015) the following entities are exempt from fee charges:

1) Administrations, organizations and institutions of the Republic of Serbia;
2) Administrations and organizations of Autonomous province or local self-government;
3) Compulsory social insurance organizations;
4) uThe institutions established by the Republic of Serbia, Autonomous province or local self-governments;
4a) Churches and religious communities registered in accordance with the Law on Churches and Religious Communities;
5) Red Cross of Serbia;
6) Diplomatic or consular missions of a foreign country subject to reciprocity

In case of not commencing the works and activities to which the Decision pertains within two years of receiving the Decision on requirements and conditions regarding nature conservation, the applicant is obliged to obtain the new Decision.

One can appeal against the Institute’s Decision to the Ministry in charge of environment protection within 15 days of the Decision receipt. The complaint is to be submitted to the Institute for Nature Conservation of Serbia, with the proof of payment of the Republic Administrative fee in the amount of 440.00 RSD to the current account no. 840-742221843-57, reference number 59013, model 97.








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