Wikiprocedure > Uganda


Uganda - Apply for Construction or building Permit

From Wikiprocedure
Jump to: navigation, search

Procedure[edit]

How to apply

  1. A person who intends to carry out a building operation shall apply in writing to the Building Committee in the area in which he or she intends to carry out the building operation, for a building permit.
  2. Submit all the required document to the Building Control Officer who will verify your application and if all information are in order he/she will approved and send your application to the building committee who will verify and process your application
  3. If the building control officer reject the application he/she will give reason in writing for the rejection

Procedure for issuing building permit

  1. A Building Committee may, upon receipt of an application for a permit will verify and process your application, if all the information are in order you will be issued a building permit to the applicant within thirty days after the date of receipt of the application upon payment of the recommended licences fees
  2. Where the Building Committee is unable to reach a decision within thirty days, it shall, notify the applicant in writing of that fact, within fourteen days after the date of the meeting of the Committee, and shall indicate in the notice, a reasonable period within which it will be able to reach a decision, but in any case not later than sixty days from the date of the receipt of the application.

Note:

  1. A Building Committee may refuse to issue a permit where the building operation in respect of which the permit is applied for
  2. Where the Building Committee rejects an application for a permit, the Committee shall, within thirty days after receipt of the application, notify the applicant, giving reasons, in writing, for the refusal.
  3. A person whose application is rejected May, after amending it as may be required by the Building Committee, submit it to the Building Committee for reconsideration.
Ads by Google

Required Documents[edit]

  1. Application shall contain the name and physical and postal address of the applicant.
  2. Be accompanied by the land title or other proof of ownership of the land.
  3. Where the applicant is not the owner of the land on which the building operation is to be carried out, contain the name of the landowner, the land title or other proof of ownership of the land and a statement of the legal relationship between the applicant and the landowner
  4. Contain the name, registration number and a copy of the practicing certificate of the architect and his or her signature, and official stamp of the Uganda Society of Architects and in the case of an engineer, a certificate of good structural practice
  5. Be accompanied by such number of copies of building plans and other documents as may be required by regulations
  6. Contain a letter from the Chairperson of the Village Council of the area in which the building operation is to be carried out.
  7. Where the building is a multi-storied structure or building, the application shall include
    (a) A structural design and plans, stamped by a registered structural engineer including the name, registration number and his or her signature, a copy of the registration certificate and a copy of the structural design calculations
    (b) A geotechnical report made by a geotechnical laboratory accredited by the ministry responsible for works and endorsed by a registered geotechnical engineer
    (c) Where there are any excavations, a design of the soil support system and protection of the adjacent structures, endorsed by a registered geotechnical or structural engineer.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Kampala Capital City Authority
Phone: +256 204 660000, +256 414 581294
Physical Address: Plot 1-3 Sir AppoloKaggwa Road
Postal Address: PO BOX 7010 Kampala, Uganda
Jurisdiction: Kampala Capital City
Email Address: info@kcca.go.ug
Website: KCCA
Operating Hours: Moday to Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm (excluding weekends and public holidays)
Directions: View Directions

Ads by Google

Eligibility[edit]

  • Uganda landowner or person who want to build a structure building in Uganda

Fees[edit]

Licences fee

(a) 1,000 Ugx for every square meter of area/floor coverage
(b) 59,000 Ugx for boundary walls as a flat rate
(c) 30,000 Ugx for each structural floor for buildings requiring structural plans.

Validity[edit]

  • Lasts for specified periods

Documents to Use[edit]

Application forms

Ads by Google

Sample Documents[edit]

Please attach sample completed documents that would help other people.

Processing Time[edit]

  • Processing time is within one month

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type='website'>video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites. 	
Please remove the '&' inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url 'http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0US7oR_t3M' Video ID is 'Y0US7oR_t3M'.
Ads by Google

Instructions[edit]

An application for a building permit shall be in a form prescribed by the Board, and shall contain the following

  1. the name and physical and postal address of the applicant
  2. be accompanied by the land title or other proof of ownership of the land
  3. where the applicant is not the owner of the land on which the building operation is to be carried out, contain the name of the landowner, the land title or other proof of ownership of the land and a statement of the legal relationship between the applicant and the landowner
  4. contain the name, registration number and a copy of the practising certificate of the architect and his or her signature, and official stamp of the Uganda Society of Architects and in the case of an engineer, a certificate of good structural practice
  5. be accompanied by such number of copies of building plans and other documents as may be required by regulations and
  6. Contain a letter from the Chairperson of the Village Council of the area in which the building operation is to be carried out.

Where the building is a multi-storied structure or building, the application shall include

  1. a structural design and plans, stamped by a registered structural engineer including the name, registration number and his or her signature, a copy of the registration certificate and a copy of the structural design calculations
  2. a geotechnical report made by a geotechnical laboratory accredited by the ministry responsible for works and endorsed by a registered geotechnical engineer
  3. Where there are any excavations, a design of the soil support system and protection of the adjacent structures, endorsed by a registered geotechnical or structural engineer.

Required Information[edit]

  1. Full name of the applicant /landowner
  2. Physical address of the applicant/landowner
  3. Land tittle deed
  4. a structural design and plans, stamped by a registered structural engineer including the name, registration number and his or her signature
  5. a copy of the registration certificate and a copy of the structural design calculations;
  6. a geotechnical report
  7. LC1 letter
Ads by Google

Need for the Document[edit]

  • A person who intends to carry out a building operation should have a valid construction/building permit failure commits an offence and is liable to conviction or fine or both

Information which might help[edit]

Order to stop building operation

  1. A Building Committee may, by notice in writing, order any person to stop a building operation
    (a) where the building operation is carried out in a manner which
    • is contrary to the provisions of this Act and the Code and
    • Does not comply with health and sanitation requirements prescribed by regulations.
    (b) Where the building is one to which the public is to have access but does not provide access for persons with disabilities as provided for in the Accessibility Standards.
    (c) if it is discovered, during the building operation, that the site is
    • predisposed to flooding or
    • Has a poor drainage system.
  2. Where a Building Committee issues a notice to a person the Committee may order that person to take remedial measures to the satisfaction of the Building Committee before continuing with the building operation
  3. A person who fails, without good cause, to comply with a notice issued commits an offence and is liable, on conviction, to a fine not exceeding seventy five currency points or imprisonment not exceeding three years or both.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

Ads by Google
Ads by Google

Others[edit]

Appeals from decisions of Building Committee

  1. A person aggrieved by a decision of a Building Committee may appeal to the Board within thirty days after the date on which he or she receives notice of the decision of the Building Committee.
  2. An appeal shall be in writing by the applicant or by the agent of the applicant.
  3. Where a Building Committee fails to issue a building permit within the period specified, the applicant may appeal to the Board.
  4. The right of appeal to the Board does not take away the right of an applicant to appeal to a court of law and the court may confirm, reverse or modify the decision of the Board.

Retrieved from "http://www.wikiprocedure.com/index.php?title=Uganda_-_Apply_for_Construction_or_building_Permit&oldid=381419"