Službena stranica općine Tomislavgrad

Business guide

Tomislavgrad is placed in the southern part of The Herzeg–Bosnian County, next to the Croatian border and the Dalmatian hinterland.

Geographical placement of the Municipality of Tomislavgrad is advantageous for several reasons:

  • The Adriatic Highroad is less than 30 km away
  • Relative closeness of two airports (Mostar and Split, 80 km from Tomislavgrad)
  • In the area of Municipality there are four border crossings, one of which (“Kamensko”) fulfils standards of the EU and is capable of fast transition of people and goods.

Registration of manufacturing businesses, hospitality and trade services

The Municipality of Tomislavgrad offers complete service of registration of businesses as a part of services of the information centre. This makes the whole process more simple and cost effective.

PHISYCAL PERSONSApplication form for the establishment of businessMunicipal buildingWhen applying
Certified copy of the IDWhen applying
Certificate of business abilitySocial Welfare CentreWhen applying
Medical certificateMedical Centre
Certificate of the absence of prohibitionThe Minor Offence CourtWhen applying
Commercial lease agreement or proof of ownershipMunicipal buildingWhen applying
Licence feeMunicipal buildingWhen applying
Contribution for sportMunicipal buildingWhen applying
If all the documents are attached, licence is given in 15 days


Independent commercial activities     32
Independent hospitality businesses   75
Independent manufacturer and craft shops163
Agricultural activities129
Agricultural family farms800
Economic societies210

According to standard classification of businesses, in economic societies commercial trade takes 38%, processing industry takes 15%, hospitality business 11%, agriculture 8% and other businesses take 28%.

Unlike economic societies where commercial trade is the most common, the most of physical persons are in the field of different types of manufacture and agriculture.

In the beginning of 21st Century, as well as nowadays, Tomislavgrad has more and more enterprises in all types of economy sector. Domestic society has easily understood the system of trade economy as well as of individual investments.

Ten biggest enterprises placed in the area of the Municipality Tomislavgrad ranged by their income are:

KAMENSKO D.O.O.19.301.182 BAM
FL.WIND 16.883.342 BAM
PAPIĆ TG15.548.886 BAM
BTG D.O.O11.16.664 BAM
FARMA TG6.242.282 BAM


1. LOCATION PERMIT or INFORMATION ABOUT LOCATION (if plans are already adopted)




1. Location permit or information about location

  • Application form
  • The land register extract
  • Copy of the cadastral plan of the parcel
  • Conceptual design – two copies
  • Organization and equipment of the building parcel

*legal deadline for the location permit is 30 days

*announcement or public call about building parcel should be visible on the official notice board for 15 days  

*payment – administration fee according to the decision of the Municipal Council

2. Agricultural consent

  • Application form
  • Spatial plan extract for the area
  • Copy of the cadastral plan of parcels that make the building parcel
  • The land register extract and property certificate
  • Document of the situation on the terrain
  • Proof of payment of the administrational fee for the decision, 13 BAM
  • Recultivation project, if The Land Use Change is requested for a fixed period

Payment for The Land Use Change from agricultural into building land is calculated according to the paragraph 50 and is charged according to paragraph 53 of The Law of Agricultural Land (Zakon o poljoprivrednom zemljištu) Official Gazette of Herzeg–Bosnian County (Narodne novine HBŽ), number: 2/10 and 6/21 and by The Decision of Cadastral Revenues of the Municipality of Tomislavgrad  (Odlukom o obračunu katastarskog prihoda za područje općine Tomislavgrad) Official Gazette of the Municipality of Tomislavgrad (Službeni glasnik Općine Tomislavgrad) number 4/02.

3. Building permit

  • Application form
  • Location permit
  • Agricultural consent
  • Land register extract
  • Three copies of the project documentation

*legal deadline for the building permit is 30 days

*15 days of announcement on the official notice board or a public call for neighbor parcel owners

*payment – administrational fee according to the decision of Municipal Council

4. Occupational permit

  • Application form
  • Copy of the Building permit
  • Construction site registration
  • Facility staking out report
  • Geodetic elaborate of the current situation
  • Statement of the contractor of the work carried out
  • Written report of the supervisor of the work
  • Decision of connection to water and sewage network
  • Electro energetic consent

*legal deadline for the occupational permit is 30 days

*payment – administrational fee according to the decision of Municipal Council


Investor of the power plant, F. L. WIND company is seated in Tomislavgrad. Installed power production is 36 MW and planned annual generation is 85, 68 GWh.

Owner and investor is Electricity Company of Croatian Community of Herzeg-Bosnia (Elektroprivreda HZ HB). It is placed in the central part of the Municipality, on the location of Mesihovina.

Harnessing the power of wind, sun and water is highly prosperous and definitely is recognized and ecologically acceptable all around the world as they are sources of renewable energy.

Building power plants which use renewable sources of energy in our area give us the opportunity for development of small and middle manufacturing companies and the ultimate objective is greater employment.  

 In the history of weather conditions measurements in our area it is interesting to mention the fact that there are 363 windy days annually (only two days without wind) and the number of sunny days is 280.

Electricity Company of Croatian Community of Herzeg-Bosnia (Elektroprivreda HZ HB) plans to construct pumped storage plant Vrilo which will produce power of 52 MW.

“Ivovik LCC” announced the beginning of construction of Wind Power Plant “Ivovik”.

  • It will be built in the area of the Municipality of Tomislavgrad (third in this area) and area of the Municipality of Livno.
  • Total power of wind turbines is supposed to be 84 MW.
  • This is the biggest investment in renewable energy sources in Bosnia and Herzegovina and it amounts 130 million of Euros.


In the field of agriculture the biggest potential is in development of cattle breeding, especially in bovine, sheep and goat farming and processing capacity based on production.

In the development of bovine breeding there is a long lasting tradition and therefore there is a notable number of heads of bovine animals as well as notable amount of produced milk. When it comes to numbers of heads of bovine, the Municipality of Tomislavgrad takes the first place because of the system of breeding which includes suckler cows.

The Municipality of Tomislavgrad is leading in production of milk in the Herzeg – Bosnian County, and the firm “Eko-Vran” is the first dairy farm and is ground foundation for the production of milk in this area of.

The Farm of Tomislavgrad (“Farma Tomislavgrad”) hires 40 people and is the biggest farm in the business system of “Šišović”. 500 ha of arable land on which there are stables and support facilities in the size of 10.000 m2 is the subject of concession of this business system. 1.100 heads of cows are in these objects and 550 of them are dairy cows which produce 12.000 daily and 4 million liters of milk annually.

Sheep farming as one of the future strategic commitments of farm households is in somewhat better position because sheep products and their quality have almost no competition from import.

Market for selling quality sheep milk cheese and lamb is wide, but cheese makers must standardize their products according to the laws of the market and regulations of the countries of European Union.

The development of cattle breeding needs to be directed towards creating small goat farms for production and processing of milk and meat.

Possibilities for processing work exist in the fields of:

  • Wood industry
  • Manufacture of building materials
  • Chemical industry
  • Food industry (baker’s products, processed meat products, milk and milk products)


The Municipality of Tomislavgrad has the potential for the development of almost every branch in tourism, especially in the following:

  • Winter tourism
  • Mountain tourism
  • Speleological tourism
  • Rural and eco tourism
  • Tourism based on water activities
  • Hunting and fishing tourism

Hunting is a significant activity which will have its impact on the development of tourism in this area.

The goal of management of the hunting areas is farming and protection of species together with increasing the number of wild animals, all in accordance with the prudential possibilities of the hunting area.

In the area of the Municipality of Tomislavgrad there are 3 active hunting associations:

  • Hunting association “Vran”
  • Hunting association “Orlov kuk”
  • Hunting association “Zavelim”

According to the overall surface of the area of 966 km2 the Municipality of Tomislavgrad is one of the biggest municipalities in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Numerous mountains that surround the municipality (“Vran”, “Čvrsnica”, “LJubuša”, “Tušnica”, “Midena”, “Zavelim”)and two lakes : The Lake of Blidinje (“Blidinje jezero”) and The Buško Lake (“Buško jezero”) are an invitation for visitors who find themselves amazed by the beauty of nature after taking the tour..

When we take terrain and climate into consideration Tomislavgrad itself makes a separate region. Other parts of the Municipality can be divided into five separate areas:

  • The basin of Šujica (“Šujička kotlina”)
  • The field of Duvno (“Duvanjsko polje”)
  • Roško field (“Roško polje”)
  • The Buško area (Buško područje)
  • The valley of Vinica (Vinička udolina)

The people of Tomislavgrad are proud of their rich history, especially with the coronation of king Tomislav in 925 in The Field of Duvno (“Duvanjsko polje”) which is the reason why Tomislavgrad is often referred to as the royal town.

Stelae (Stećci)

Necropolises in The Field of Duvno (“Duvanjsko polje”) stand out with their grace. You can find them in villages: “Sarajlije”, “Zidine”, “Letka”, “Lipa”and “Mandino Selo”.

Basilica of Duvno, Monastery and the Museum

Basilica of Duvno is considered to be one of the main sights of the town. Visitors can sit in a peaceful yard in front of the basilica and just enjoy. The interior is decorated by the painting “Jesus, friend of the little children” (Isus prijatelj malenih) painted by a worldwide known artist Vlaho Bukovac.

In the same yard visitors will find the Franciscan Museum, the Franciscan Library, the Gallery of the Museum and the Exhibition of Ancient Elephant.

The underground world of the Field of Duvno (“Duvanjsko polje”) – speleology

More than 200 speleological objects: pits, caves, sinkholes can be found in the mountain massifs around the Field of Duvno (“Duvanjsko polje”) and the Buško Lake (“Buško jezero”).

The speleological association in Tomislavgrad “The Palace of Mijat” (“Mijatovi dvori”) brings us to better understanding of hydrological, geological and physical processes, but it also introduces us with the special values of the underground in our karstic terrain.

“Dahna cave”

The cave that has almost everything. It is a magnificent archaeological finding and even better paleontological site. Estimated age of the remains of bears found here is from 5000 to even 20000 years.

Built on its own – “Veliki Samograd”

In the karst of Duvno, in the deep ravine of the mountain “Grabovica”, there is a deep sinkhole which is 190 m long, 110 m wide and 40 to 60 m deep.


Mountaineering association “Orlova stina” takes more than 170 km of hiking trails, some of which are extremely challenging while others are good for a pleasant gentle walks.

The most famous trails:

  • “The King’s Trail” (“Kraljevska staza”)
  • “One Million Steps Walk” (“Put od milijun koraka”)

 –part of the “Via Dinarica” trail which connects the most of the natural and cultural sights, as well as the mountaineering associations of Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina (Serbia and Kosovo, op.a.).

  • “The route of Our Lady of Sinj” (“Staza Gospi Sinjskoj”) – starts at the Franciscan abbey in Rama Šćit, goes through Tomislavgrad and Solin to Sinj.


“The Buško Lake” (Buško jezero)

“The Buško Lake” on the altitude of 700 m is the greatest artificial lake in this part of Europe.

During the summer months the water of lake is fairly warm and suitable for swimming. The lake is favourable for almost all sports which require wind and the surrounding mountains give visitors the opportunity for hiking and resting in mountain huts.

People who enjoy fishing regularly visit the Lake.

Nature Park “Blidinje” (Park prirode Blidinje)

The Blidinje Lake (Blidinje jezero), placed between mountains “Čvrsnica”, and “Vran”, is one of the most stunning sights in this area.

Nature Park “Blidinje” offers various tourist attractions including numerous mountaineering, skiing and biking trails and together with rich gastronomic offer every year they attract more and more visitors.

Culture and Information Centre Tomislavgrad

Beside private exhibitions, promotions, plays and popular Acting and dancing school, Culture and Information Centre is a great place for individual exhibitions, plays and artist’s performances that come from different places and cultural institutions.

Some of the most known events that happen for several years are:

  • Presentation of traditional costumes and contest for the most beautiful Croatian woman in a traditional costume outside the Republic of Croatia is a famous event that connects Croats from all over the world and promotes shared traditional culture.
  • Days of Saint Nikola Tavelić are a central spiritual and cultural event organized by several cultural institutions and the Municipality of Tomislavgrad.

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