Taroko National Park
Instructions for Applying for Designation of Building Lines
I. This Instruction is compiled in accordance with Letter Tai (83) Nei-Ying No.8387223 issued by the Ministry of the Interior on
December 1 1994, and cites the relevant articles of the Regulations on Management of the Buildings in Taiwan Province (notes and
instructions are appended to match the geographical characteristics of Taroko National Park and the relevant laws and regulations on
national parks as well as other matters remarked upon in the articles) as reference material for agents and applicants.
II. The relevant articles of the Regulations on Management of Buildings in Taiwan Province are cited below:
Article 2 Where the building base faces a planned road, plaza, urban road, or existing lane complying with these
Regulations, applications may be filed for the designation of a building line.
To apply for designation of a building line, a commission charge shall be paid, and the sum
shall be prescribed by the provincial authority in charge of construction.
The county or city competent authority in charge of construction shall, within eight (8) days commencing from the day after receipt of
application, complete the designation of a building line, and grant the applicant a designation map. However, if the competent authority
needs to negotiate with the competent authority of roads because the building base faces a road, the term may be prolonged to fifteen (15)
Where the boundary line of a finished road or plaza is designated by the county or city
competent authority in charge of construction of the building line, it shall be made known to
the public within one (1) month that application for designation of a building line may be
exempted, and public notice shall be issued immediately in case of alteration.
The commission charge as referred to in Subparagraph 1 shall be calculated in accordance
with the charging standard prescribed by Taiwan Provincial Government.
In regard to the competent authority in charge of construction as referred to in Subparagraph
2, Taroko National Park Headquarters is designated, by Public Notice Tai (78)-Nei-Ying-Tzu
No.691747 issued by the Ministry of the Interior on May 22 1989, as the agency in charge
of construction in Taroko National Park. The Public Notice shall come into effect as of July
Article 3 To apply for the designation of building line, an application form shall be prepared and submitted together with the
1 The cadastral map shall describe at least one block, and shall mark the land section, land number, azimuth, and range of the
building base as well as the width of the public facilities and roads nearby.
2 The base location map shall briefly mark the location of the base, and the locations of the roads, government agencies, schools, or
other obvious buildings nearby.
3 The current status map shall indicate the lay of the land and the existing buildings, roads and conduits nearby, and the scale may not
be smaller than that of the cadastral map.
The application form referred to in the preceding subparagraph may be bought from the Taroko National Park
Headquarters (hereinafter referred to as "Headquarters"). The application form for designation of a building line is
printed on tracing paper. The applicant shall first acquire a transcript of the land register book and the cadastral
map, and fill in the application form according to the cadastral data. Meanwhile, he/she shall draw a map according
to the provisions of the subparagraphs above, and then paint it (do not paint transparent paper). Both the original
and the duplicate shall be signed and submitted together with cadastral data to the Headquarters. Since the
geographical environment of this Park is different from that of ordinary urban plan areas, the provisions in
Subparagraph 1 of Paragraph 1 that "the cadastral map shall describe at least one block" may be adjusted according
to the actual circumstances, but at least the adjacent lands shall be included in the map.
Article 5 The existing lanes referred to in these Regulations include the following:
1 The lanes used for public traffic.
2 Private paths, for which the landowner has produced a letter of consent for the public to pass or has donated the lands to be used for
roads, and the procedure for land transfer registration has been completed according to law.
3 The existing lanes with building lines designated by Headquarters before these Regulations were amended and promulgated on
November 7 1984, as deemed by the county or city competent authority in charge of construction must not encumber public safety, public
health, public traffic and the municipal appearance.
The lanes used for public traffic as referred to in Subparagraph 1 of the preceding Paragraph shall be
recognized by the county or city competent authority according to the width, purpose, usage period, traffic
situation, and public welfare.
Article 5 For the bases facing an existing lane, a building line shall be designated in accordance with the following provisions:
1 Where the lane has a one-way exit and its length is not more than 40m, or has a two-way exit and with a length of not more than
80m and width less than 4m, those boundary lines equidistant from the center line of the lane, with a total width of 4m, shall be used as the
building lines. If the length of the lane exceeds the aforementioned values, those boundary lines equidistant from the center line, with a
total width of 6m, shall be used as the building lines. However, in a building base facing an existing lane in an industrial park, the building
lines shall have a total width of 8m.
2 Where vehicles cannot pass due to a special terrain, the width of lane referred to in the preceding Subparagraph may be separately
reduced to 3m and 4m.
3 Where the face of a building base adjoins a planned road and its side or back adjoins an existing lane, the boundary line of the lane
shall also be designated when applying for the designation of building line. Abandoned lands shall be calculated as empty lands.
4 Where the width of the existing lane is more than 4m or 6m, the original width shall be kept.
5 Where an existing lane used by the public is caught between a building base and a planned road, the boundary lines of the existing
lane may be used as the building lines and included into the urban plan road.
Lands abandoned under Subparagraph 1 of the preceding Paragraph may not be calculated as empty lands.
A one-way-exit lane as referred to in Subparagraph 1 of the first Paragraph means a lane with only one end connected to a
The length of a lane in an urban plan area shall be measured from the exit connected to the planned road.
The cases "where vehicles cannot pass due to a special landform" referred to in Subparagraph 3 shall include such as where the
width of the connecting way and main paths pass through where the building base is connected to a road or planned road, and
thus a building line cannot be designated.
In this Park, the urban plan area referred to in the preceding subparagraph includes the
national park plans and the detailed plans for recreational areas in addition to the existing
urban plan areas.
Article 9 After having determined the building lines, the county or city competent authority in charge of construction shall mark out the
following matters regarding the designation file of building lines:
1 Pile position.
2 The utilization segment to which the base belongs.
3 Date of promulgation, implementation and file number of the main plan and detailed plan.
4 Width of arcade.
5 Road width, elevation, and wall surface line.
6 Other data relating to the design.
The utilization segment to which the base belongs referred to in Subparagraph 2 of the
preceding paragraph means a segment allocated to a national park plan. If it is a detailed
plan area, the name of the land allocated in the detailed plan shall be marked.
III. Procedure of application:
1. The applicant shall fill in an application form, put his seal on it, and send it to Headquarters for registration and disposal. If the
application is handled by a commissioned architect, the architect shall also place his seal on the application form.
2. For land being applied for designation of building line, the concerned persons shall handle the determination of boundary at the
department of land administration, and set obvious boundary piles.
3. The applicant shall perform a field survey on the day specified by the Headquarters (or jointly with the Headquarters), and before the
date of measurement, remove any objects that will encumber the measurement operations or affect health and safety, or take any other
appropriate protective measures.
4. After an application is approved by Headquarters after the process of examination, the applicant shall pay a fee of NT$450 to the
Secretariat of Headquarters when receiving the designation map of the building line, and receive a blue printed map by right of the receipt
of the fee. If multiple copies of the map are required, the applicant shall write down the number of required copies in the application form
and pay a cost of production of NT$100 per copy.
5. The payment of the fee and receiving of copies shall be completed within three (3) months after the application is approved. Otherwise,
reapplication for designation shall be made.
6. If it is found upon commencement that the configuration of the building, or the cut-off rule of the public facilities in the cadastral map is
inconsistent with the designated building line, the application shall be sent to Headquarters immediately for resurvey, and construction shall
commence after the resurvey is finished.
7. According to the directions of the Ministry of the Interior, the designation operations of the building lines in this Park area shall be
handled in accordance with the Regulations on Management of the Buildings in Taiwan Province. Upon alteration of these Regulations,
these Instructions will be modified accordingly.