Badung’s regional tourism office (Disparda) has been urged to take immediate action against dozens of “condotels” in Badung that do not have operating permits.
Many of them are acknowledged to be properties where owners have negotiated waivers with local officials.
Office chief I Made Subawa said the message to owners was clear. “If you do not have an operating permit, you should close until you obtain one.”
Subawa reiterated that an operating permit was an “absolute” requirement for investors and it was in their interest to immediately complete the licence process to avoid the regency closing down their operation.
More than 30 condotels are affected, according to Subawa.
Badung Satpol chief Wayan Adi Arnawa said this week Satpol was still making an inventory of properties and would not be able to act until this was done.
Local legislators have called for Satpol to take strong action immediately and some have questioned its motives in holding off from doing so.