Building rules under a Municipal Act is framed to regulate building activities in the municipal areas after enactment of the West Bengal Municipalities Act, 1993 a building rule namely The West Bengal Municipal (Building) Rules 1999 was framed under the Act. But late it was felt necessary to give a new look to the building rules by way of taking clear measures for ensuring building safety, maintaining ecological balance and also to accommodate inflow of various type of industries in urban areas. Accordingly the West Bengal Municipal (Building) Rules, 2007 has been made
Mandatory provision for use of Solar Energy has to be made in case of buildings with a height above14.5 meters. If in the other building provision for solar energy is made an incentive to the tune of 10% of the building sanction fee shall be allowed.