Riyadh — Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has authorized Majed Al-Hoqail, the Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs and Housing, to end penalties for certain first-time municipal violations.
Al-Hoqail thanked King Salman for his kind gesture. According to the royal directive, the penalty exemption for such municipal violations will still require the serving of a warning notice not to repeat the violation. However, the violator will be penalized in the event of ignoring the warning or repeating the offense.
The first-time offenders will not be penalized only on the following conditions:
— The offense is not a serious one.
— The violation should not be a repeat violation committed by the violator
— The violation should not impact others.
A warning in writing shall be served to the violator concerning the violation with a directive not to repeat it.
The minister stated that the decision aims to raise the private sector’s contribution to the improvement of cities. It also seeks to stress that the goal of imposing sanctions is to increase compliance, develop the investment environment in Saudi cities, and boost their attractiveness, reflecting the private sector’s contribution to the development of cities.