Building Section

Building Section

Building Plan Approval

Building Plan Approval

a. This is the procedure that one needs to follow:

  • Request a site plan from the Town Planning Section which falls under the Engineering Services Department. The site plan shows the location of the stand and its dimensions. The beneficiary will also be given building lines prevailing in the area where the stand is located.
  • Prepare the house plan and submit three copies to the Housing and Community Services Department for approval.
  • A plan approval fee which constitutes 1% of the cost of the new house on the plan is payable to Council on submission of the plan. For additions or extensions the plan approval fee is 1% of the construction value.
  • Council inspectors will scrutinize the plans and if the Director of Housing and Community Services is satisfied that the plan complies with the Council requirements, the plan is approved.
  • All drawings should comply with the Model Building by-laws of 1977 as amended.
  • All structural designs should be provided with calculations and a structural certificate form filled by the supervising Engineer.

b. Plans will be approved within two (2) months of submission.

c. Developers are advised to submit plans drawn by qualified and competent drafts persons. Developers are advised to check progress on their plan six weeks of submission

d. How to check on Progress:

  • Personally check at the Plan Submission Office, 8th floor, Tower block.
  • Or phone 75011 ext 2239; give your plan submission number.

Inspection of Construction Progress

Inspection of Construction Progress

a. Council's Building Inspectors will carry out regular inspections of any building structures being put up in the city. The following are the stages of inspection;

  • Setting out
  • Excavation
  • Slab level
  • Window level
  • Gable level
  • Roofing timber/sheets
  • Plumbing open test
  • Plumbing final test
  • Plastering and flooring
  • Finishes

b. The above stage inspections are mandatory and it is incumbent upon the builder/constructor to request for the inspections.

c. The builder or constructor should give 24 hours notice to book for an inspection. A certificate of occupation is issued after the above inspections have been made and level of development approved. One is not allowed to occupy an unfinished building.

d. The bricks and all other material are tested to check whether they are sound and durable.

e. No building should be occupied before an occupation certificate is issued.

Request for copies of approval Plans

Request for copies of approval Plans

  • Can be facilitated across the counter at a fee by our Plan Submission Officer, 8th floor, tower block.
  • A person requiring a copy plan should provide the stand number, street name and or receipt showing that the relevant fee has been paid at the Revenue Hall.

Building Section

Building Section

Building Plan Approval

Building Plan Approval

a. This is the procedure that one needs to follow:

  • Request a site plan from the Town Planning Section which falls under the Engineering Services Department. The site plan shows the location of the stand and its dimensions. The beneficiary will also be given building lines prevailing in the area where the stand is located.
  • Prepare the house plan and submit three copies to the Housing and Community Services Department for approval.
  • A plan approval fee which constitutes 1% of the cost of the new house on the plan is payable to Council on submission of the plan. For additions or extensions the plan approval fee is 1% of the construction value.
  • Council inspectors will scrutinize the plans and if the Director of Housing and Community Services is satisfied that the plan complies with the Council requirements, the plan is approved.
  • All drawings should comply with the Model Building by-laws of 1977 as amended.
  • All structural designs should be provided with calculations and a structural certificate form filled by the supervising Engineer.

b. Plans will be approved within two (2) months of submission.

c. Developers are advised to submit plans drawn by qualified and competent drafts persons. Developers are advised to check progress on their plan six weeks of submission

d. How to check on Progress:

  • Personally check at the Plan Submission Office, 8th floor, Tower block.
  • Or phone 75011 ext 2239; give your plan submission number.

Inspection of Construction Progress

Inspection of Construction Progress

a. Council's Building Inspectors will carry out regular inspections of any building structures being put up in the city. The following are the stages of inspection;

  • Setting out
  • Excavation
  • Slab level
  • Window level
  • Gable level
  • Roofing timber/sheets
  • Plumbing open test
  • Plumbing final test
  • Plastering and flooring
  • Finishes

b. The above stage inspections are mandatory and it is incumbent upon the builder/constructor to request for the inspections.

c. The builder or constructor should give 24 hours notice to book for an inspection. A certificate of occupation is issued after the above inspections have been made and level of development approved. One is not allowed to occupy an unfinished building.

d. The bricks and all other material are tested to check whether they are sound and durable.

e. No building should be occupied before an occupation certificate is issued.

Request for copies of approval Plans

Request for copies of approval Plans

  • Can be facilitated across the counter at a fee by our Plan Submission Officer, 8th floor, tower block.
  • A person requiring a copy plan should provide the stand number, street name and or receipt showing that the relevant fee has been paid at the Revenue Hall.