An environmental impact study is an assessment of lots located on the coast or surrounded by vegetation and wildlife. A certified biologist that will indicate, among other things, what you can or can’t build in your property (or the property you are planning to buy) based on the location, vegetation and wildlife found on the lot, etc.

There are 2 types of studies:

The first one is a study you do prior to purchasing a lot. Is done as part of the due diligence process, and its basic purpose is to avoid any surprises. The study will tell you what you can and can’t build, what percentage of the lot (if any) is OK develop and how to proceed within the law.

The second study is a more extensive one. Is done prior to construction and is part of the process of obtaining a building permit from the environmental authority. The result of this study will be the same as the one obtained in the first study, but with a more careful and extensive explanation of each of the components. The result is a study with many more pages than the first one and its price is considerably higher.

The first study is optional (but we recommend it highly). The second type of study is mandatory; otherwise you won´t obtain an environmental building permit.

Both municipalities and the Federal Environmental Authority (SEMARNAT) issue environmental permits. You may need both.

Our team at Easy Legal México can help you complete an Environmental Impact Study in the proper way. Just contact us.


In lots adjacent to the federal zone (beachfront) is important to verify, before the purchase of the lot, the status of the concession. It is crucial to verify that the rights of the federal zone are transferred together with the property. Otherwise, even though the property is acquired, the rights of the federal zone remains under the name and control of the previous owner.

Easy Legal México can help you to take care of any of these matters. Just contact us and we will take care of the rest.


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