Riyadh: Soudi Arabia to charge penalty for hanging clothes in Balcony. The Soudi Ministry of Municipal, Rural Affairs and Housing has announced the balcony misuse will result in fines ranging from 200 to 1,000 Riyals. This includes prohibited items such as umbrellas and hangers outside the premises, and even drying clothes on the balcony can incur fines.
Violations are categorized as either serious or non-serious, with serious violations posing a threat to human health, safety, or public well-being. The fines are determined based on the type of violation and its recurrence.
Objects like hangers should not be placed on balconies in a manner that detracts from the building’s aesthetics, and balconies should be kept clean. Building height must adhere to prescribed limits, even if the excess is concealed. Building facing main roads must maintain a specific distance, and the façade should be free from cracks. Electric cable should not hang from the building’s façade, and satellite equipment should not be placed on balconies or facades. The application of stickers on the building’s front is also prohibited, as stated by the Ministry.