Development Control Frequently Asked Questions

1. WHAT DO I NEED TO DO IF I DO NOT HAVE AN APPROVED PLAN?

  • Ensure that the building is not on a road reserve. This can be done by carrying out a survey to ensure that all developments are within your plot boundary.
  • Engage a registered architect to draw plans to your requirement and submit them to the Authority ensure that all submission requirements as uploaded on the website are adhered to

2. DO MY BUILDING PLANS ONCE APPROVED, EVER EXPIRE?

  • Yes building plans are subject to a lapse of approval. Section 17 of the building rules and Regulations states that there is lapse of approval of erection, alteration or addition has not been commenced within eighteen months after the date of approval or if commencement has been made as aforesaid but the building or work is not completed within two years and six months form the date of approval.
  • As a developer you are required to request for a resumption permit. This is to allow for verification and  review of the building plans to avoid any unforeseen development effects such as building on the road reserve, non-conforming skylines etc which may have been approved in error.

3. WHAT DO I NEED TO DO AFTER I AM SERVED WITH AN ENFORCEMENT NOTICE?

  • You need to immediately respond to the notice provisions within the days stipulated
  • Failure to do so implies violation of the law

4. HOW OFTEN DO I NEED TO HAVE INSPECTION DONE?

  • Once you have obtained your approved plans, you are issued with a jobcard
  • Each stage of construction must be inspected and updated by a building inspector from the authority

5. DO I NEED TO HAVE AN OCCUPATION PERMIT EVEN FOR A RESIDENTIAL HOUSE?

Yes, all buildings must be issued with an occupation permit. This guarantees that the building or structure is safe for human habitation

6. HOW DO I KNOW THAT IAM WITHIN THE REQUIRED ZONING REGULATIONS?

The Physical Development Plan 2013 for Kampala has been uploaded on the KCCA website, you can also contact staff at the five divisions and the office of the Supervisor Development Control at city hall.

7. WHAT DO I NEED TO DO IF MY SITE SUPERVISING ENGINEER OR ARCHITECT WANTS TO TERMINATE HIS CONTRACT WITH MY PROJECT?

The developer and respective Architect and Engineer must notify the Authority about any changes in the site supervision. Otherwise the Authority is indemnified from any contractual obligations not agreeable between the two parties. The appointed Engineer/Architect must dully be updated on the Job cards instruction book, progress reports and signboard.

8. WHAT AM I REQUIRED TO HAVE READY ONSITE DURING CONSTRUCTION?

Each site must have a sign board, hoarding closing off the site, site safety mechanisms, inspection record job card, copy of approved plan, safety scaffoldings , construction tests carried out, supervising architect and engineer progress reports, instruction book.

9. WHAT DO I NEED TO SUBMIT INODER TO OBTAIN THE DIFFERENT PERMITS ISSUED BY PHYSICAL PLANNING?

The permits requirements and costs are as follows:
Renovation permit

  • Application letter to the DPP
  • Proof of land ownership/Letter of consent from plot owner
  • Copy of approved drawings
  • Inspection fee of 100,000/= + VAT

Occupation permit

  • Application letter to the DPP
  • Copy of approved drawings
  • Proof of KCCA inspection (job card)
  • Copies of utilities bills (water and electricity)
  • Fire certificate
  • Compliance letter from the Architect
  • Inspection fee of 80,000/= + VAT

Hoarding permit

  • Application letter to the DPP
  • Proof of land ownership
  • Copy of approved drawings
  • Inspection fee of 100,000/= + VAT

Chain link permit

  • Application letter to the DPP
  • Proof of land ownership
  • Inspection fee of 100,00/= + VAT

Demolition permit

  • Application letter to the DPP
  • Proof of land ownership
  • Copy of approved drawings

Excavation permit

  • Application letter to the DPP
  • Enclose excavation methodology/plan
  • Copy of approved drawings

 

 


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