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These materials are provided by the Buildings Department (BD) as a service to the public and may be used for informational purposes only. Materials can be downloaded subject to the provisions below.

By downloading any materials from this website, you agree to these terms. If you do not agree to them, do not use the website or download any materials from it.

LICENCE: You may download the information, hereinafter called "Materials", found on the BD website on a single computer for your personal, non-commercial internal use only. This is a licence, not a transfer of title, and is subject to the following restrictions:

You may not:

  1. modify the Materials or use them for any commercial purpose, or any public display, performance, sale or rental;
  2. transfer the Materials to another person.

You agree to prevent any unauthorized copying of the Materials.

OWNERSHIP OF MATERIALS: Materials are copyrighted and are protected by worldwide copyright laws and treaty provisions. They may not be copied, reproduced, modified, published, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way, without the Government written permission.

TERMINATION OF THIS LICENSE: BD may terminate this licence at any time if you are in breach of the terms of this Agreement. Upon termination, you will immediately destroy the Materials.

DISCLAIMER: The Materials are provided "AS IS" without any express or implied warranty of any kind including warranties of merchantability, noninfringement of intellectual property, or fitness for any particular purpose. In no event shall BD be liable for any damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, damages for loss of profits. business interruption, loss of information) arising out of the use or inability to use the Materials, even if BD has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

Because some jurisdictions prohibit the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitation may not apply to you.

Whilst you may download, display, print and reproduce this material in unaltered form only (retaining this notice) for your personal, non-commercial use or use within your organisation, all other rights are reserved. Requests and inquiries concerning reproduction and rights should be addressed to:

Chief Officer / Technical Services
Buildings Department
G/F, Buildings Department Headquarters, North Tower,
West Kowloon Government Offices,
11 Hoi Ting Road,
Yau Ma Tei,

or by email to:


The Buildings Department (BD) provides this website to improve public access to information about its activities and building safety information more generally.

The information provided on this website can only assist you in the most general way. While we aim to keep the content of this website accurate and up to date, we make no warranties or representations regarding the quality, accuracy, completeness or reliability of information on the website. You should also be aware that a search conducted through the search facility may not provide you with an exhaustive list of the sources of information on the topic. For these reasons, BD encourages users to seek professional advice before acting on any information contained on or available through this website.

Each jurisdiction has its own legislation on safety and health of built environment and we cannot guarantee that our website provides access to every relevant resource. This is a further reason we suggest you seek legal advice when considering how the law applies to your buildings or business operations.

We also encourage you to contact the BD Webmaster, if you have any concerns about the information provided. We will make every effort to correct any errors once they are brought to our attention.

The material on this website may include views or recommendations of third parties that do not necessarily reflect the views of BD or indicate its commitment to a particular course of action.

We have provided links to other websites for your convenience. This does not mean that we endorse any of the material contained at those websites, nor does it mean that we can guarantee its accuracy, currency, reliability or completeness. It also does not mean BD endorses any associated organisations, products or services found on those websites.

You should not interpret the absence of a link from the BD website as a criticism or comment by BD on the provider or content of that website.

Privacy Policy Statement

You are welcome to browse the information of this Buildings Department (BD) website.

The contents of this website have been developed in accordance with the provisions of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (PDPO). The PDPO provides data subjects with rights to ascertain whether BD holds personal data relating to them, to access to that data, and to correct any data that is inaccurate. Such requests should be made in the Data Access Request Form (No.OPS003 issued by the Privacy Commissioner) and sent to us by mail to G/F, Buildings Department Headquarters, North Tower, West Kowloon Government Offices, 11 Hoi Ting Road, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon. By virtue of Section 20(3)(e) of the PDPO, a data access request may be refused if it is not made in this Form.

Website visitors can freely explore this website without having to reveal any personal data. The HKSAR Government will however make a record of IP address and/or domain name, and the pages visited for each hit. It does not collect any personally identifiable information from the visitors. The recorded information will only be used to generate summarized visitor statistics.

In addition, BD is not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites to which we are linked.

If you have any enquiries about the above, please e-mail them to us.

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