Steps in Obtaining a Development and Building Permit

Step 1: Buy your development and building application form from the Physical Planning Development Department of the Assembly.

Step 2: Basic Requirement
– Three (3) copies of registered land document or unregistered land document with a favorable search report from lands commission.
– Building permits application form.
– Four (4) copies of certified building drawings.
– Ghana national fire service report.

Additional Requirement (For Multi-Purpose and Multi-Usage)
– Four Copies of Structural Drawings
– Environmental Protection Agency Report
– Soil Test Report
– Geo-technical Investigation Report
– Structural Integrity Report in case where development has already commenced

Step 3: Complete the application form with the required information and add the above listed documents

Step 4: – Pay development permit and inspection/Plotting fee at the physical planning department.
– Assessment of building drawings for permit fee and penalty in case development has already commenced
from the works department.
– Corrections to be made (if any) to the building drawings.

Step 5: The Secretariat will process the application monthly for the Technical Sub-committee Inspection, Assessment and Recommendation.

  • The technical sub-committee recommendation on the application is forwarded to the Spatial Planning Committee within two weeks for final decision.
  • Possible Decision include
    – Approval
    – Regularization
    – Deferral
    – Refusal
  • In the case of deferral, the applicant will be notified and advised on what needs to be done for further consideration.

In the case of refusal, the applicant will be notified of the reason(s) for the refusal