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Bahamas - Apply for Garage License

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Introduction

This procedure provides you information about how to obtain a Garage License in The Bahamas.

Eligibility

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Instructions

Any person, Car Mechanics, Auto Body Repairmen, Auto Body Painters or Wrecker’s Yard Operators, seeking to use a site for one or more of the following purposes must secure a Garage Licence.

Required Information

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.

Procedure

  1. Submit completed application form for a Garage Licence, along with location and surveyed site plan to Buildings Control Division of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport.
  2. For Family Island applicants, submit the application to the local administrator.
  3. Arrange site inspection with Volatile Substances Inspector (Garages), to verify relevant code compliance.
  4. Pay relevant fees, depending on the type of garage operation. Note: Freeport applications are submitted to the Grand Bahama Port Authority Limited.
  5. Once approved a Garage Licence is issued to qualified applicants.
  6. Applicants are notified in writing and/or by phone that documents are ready for collection.
  7. Family Island applicants collect approved permit from the local government office. Following are some office locations which can help.

Ministry of Public Works and Transport:
Buildings Control Division
Ground Floor, North Wing
John F Kennedy Drive
P.O. Box N-8156
Nassau
New Providence
The Bahamas
Tel. (242) 302-9511 Ext.4328
Fax. (242) 302-9765
Office Hours: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Grand Bahama Port Authority:
Pioneers Way & East Mail
PO Box F-42666
Freeport
Grand Bahama
The Bahamas
Tel. (242) 350-9000

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Required Documents

  • Location Plan.
  • Survey Drawing of Site.
  • Site Plan.
  • Completed Application Form.
  • Copy of Passport (first four pages).
  • Copy of Driver’s Licence.
  • Copy of NIB Card.
  • Police Certificate.
  • Lease Agreement (if applicant is not property owner).

Fees

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Validity

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Processing Time

A Garage Licence is processed within 30 days following the submission of all documents. Note: if there are any queries or deficiencies in the application the processing time will be lengthened.

Office Locations & Contacts

Ministry of Public Works and Transport:
Buildings Control Division
Ground Floor, North Wing
John F Kennedy Drive
P.O. Box N-8156
Nassau
New Providence
The Bahamas
Tel. (242) 302-9511 Ext.4328
Fax. (242) 302-9765
Office Hours: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Grand Bahama Port Authority:
Pioneers Way & East Mail
PO Box F-42666
Freeport
Grand Bahama
The Bahamas
Tel. (242) 350-9000

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