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Planning

Department

offers

a

number of other services related to the development of the built environment. Some of the services and applicable fees are: Type of Service

Fee

Certified copy of a building plan

$2000

Certified copy of a subdivision plan (9 lots and under)

$1500

(10 lots and over)

$3000

Site Inspection

$1000

Q: What is meant by a restrictive covenant? A: This is a legal obligation written on the

Q: What if I erect a building without an approved permit?

deed of a property which restricts a

A: If you are found building without a

landowner in the use and enjoyment of his

permit you will be issued a Stop Notice

land so that the value and enjoyment of the

requesting the immediate cessation of

adjoining

works until the plan is submitted,

land/landowner

will

be

preserved.

approved and a permit issued. Failure to

Q: What documents can I use to proof ownership of my land? A: Along with your Registered Title; a certified copy of the Sales Agreement (with another form of proof); Attorney’s or J.P’s

$2000

Letter; Certified copy of Probated Will;

Statutory Declaration

$1200

Certified copy of Deed of Gift or Letter

Revalidation to Plans

$1500

from

Copy to Building Plan & Conditions

$500

Settlements. A copy of the registered title

Cell Towers

$100000

Letters

$500

Certification of Completion

Attorney/Government

for

Land

must be submitted where the land is

Frequently Asked Questions: Q: Why do I need to submit a building plan before starting construction?

A: This is to ensure that buildings are constructed properly and in keeping

comply can result in a $25,000 $1,000,000

fine,

6-12

months

imprisonment or forfeiture of the land to the Crown. Additionally a 50% or 75% penalty will be added to your processing fee.

If you have any other questions about the building plan approval process please contact the Clarendon Parish

registered.

Council. Q: How many copies of the completed application form am I required to submit? A: Only one completed application form is generally required for buildings. This will be copied and forwarded to other agencies as

required.

application

Fourteen

forms

are

completed required

for

with the building codes of Jamaica

subdivision applications. All application

providing safe living conditions to its

forms must be signed and dated by the

occupants.

owner/agent.

2015 Sevens Road, May Pen Clarendon Tel: 1-876-986-2216/2234/2403 Fax: 1-876-986-9583

clarendonpcplanning@hotmail.com clarendonpc@mlge.gov.jm

Planning & development

The


The Planning & Development Department

An application for revalidation must be

is regarded as the face of the Clarendon

submitted

Parish Council as it is the first department

commence construction within that period.

customers come in contact with when

if

the

applicant

fails

to

The revalidation of a permit is valid for up to two (2) years after which the

they visit the Council to do business.

application must be resubmitted. Required Documents When

submitting

a

building

plan

An applicant can appeal the decision to

The fees for each type of building are:

for

approval the following documents are to be included in the application:

Single Family Institutional churches, hospitals etc.

refuse his subdivision application.

Fee (per M2)

Building Type

$112 e.g. schools,

The appeal should be made to the

$112

Minister of Land, Environment, Water and Climate Change which is at no cost

Multi-family

$220

Commercial e.g. shops, offices etc.

$220

Extension to Building Permit (all categories of buildings)

$1500

to the applicant. Advertisement There

a) The Completed Application form b) Proof of ownership c) Surveyor’s Report

The department offers three main types of

d) Appointment of agent letter along

services: building permit, subdivision and

with letter from a lawyer or JP, if you

display of advertisement approval.

are not the landowner e) Up-to-date Certificate of Payment of

Building Permits The law requires that an individual applies for a building permit before commencing

f)

be granted by the Parish Council. The permit allows for the erection, addition, alteration and/or repair of buildings for commercial,

residential,

industrial

or

institutional use.

Building

applications

usually

months.

of

display fees.

These are Billboards,

Illumination of signs and Small signs. The

Subdivision Type of Signs

A subdivision is the process of dividing development.

of

land

usually The

for

fee

sale

charged

or for

subdivisions is equal to 0.5% of the value of

Billboard

Fee $8000-$10,000 per year

Illuminated signs Small signs

$500

Large signs

$10,000

the property plus 0.5% of the value of the

Banners

$1000 per week

infrastructure if there are any.

Other Signs

$300-$3000 per week/per year

Subdivision applications are usually

Encroachment Fee

$6000

processed in 8 to 19 months.

Site Inspection

$500

Late Fee

$1000 per sign

the building use and size.

Development Approval Process An application has to be sent to both

A building permit is valid for six (6)

categories

fees for each category of signs are:

plots

Building fees are estimated based on

are

processed in 6 to 8 weeks.

Processing fee

construction. A building permit can only

three

advertisements, each attracting its own

taxes

Building Fees

are

internal departments and external agencies for

approval,

processing time.

which

might

affect

the

Display of advertisement applications for signs erected along main roads are usually processed in 5 to 12 weeks.

Clarendon Parish Council Planning Brochure 2015  

This publication contains all the information related to the Clarendon Parish Council's regulations governing the change, expansion and deve...

Clarendon Parish Council Planning Brochure 2015  

This publication contains all the information related to the Clarendon Parish Council's regulations governing the change, expansion and deve...

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