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Bahamas - Obtain Builder or Constructor License (Builder Status Certificate)

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  1. To apply for a Builder or Construction License (Builder Status Certificate), the applicant should approach the Ministry of Housing.
  2. The applicant should have the completed application form along with the Required Documents that is listed under the Required Documents section of this page.
  3. Once all required documents are submitted, the application is reviewed and a site inspection is scheduled with field officer. Note: The Applicant must be present for the site inspection.
  4. If the quality of work is acceptable, the applicant will be issued with an acceptance letter and an Approved Builder Status Certificate. If unsuccessful, the applicant will be issued a letter informing him / her of such.
  5. Following listed are the contact information that can be used.

P. O. Box N-4849
E-mail :
Website :

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Required Documents[edit]

  • Credit or Bank Reference
  • Credit or Sale Reference form Building Suppliers
  • Refernce from 3 persons who will be willing to assert you as a Builder.
  • Copy of Passport or Voters Card
  • Copy of Up-To-Date Business License
  • Copy of National Insurance Board Compliance Letter
  • A reference letter and photo of the last building constructed and completed.

Additional Information that may require

  • Letter from Island Administrator
  • Photo of project completed by the contactor with 2 completed and 1 under construction.
  • A reference from Area Engineer
  • Reference from the Town Planning office.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

P. O. Box N-4849
E-mail :
Website :

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Provide eligibility criteria's for going through this procedure.


There are no fees associated with this service.


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use[edit]

Application form that can be used : Application Form

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

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Related Videos[edit]

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Please provide instructions on obtaining the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since January 1908.

Required Information[edit]

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

Need for the Document[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate - why do we need to have a birth certificate? .

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

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