Building Plan Approval :A Complete Guide to County Approvals

Building Plan Approval :A Complete Guide to County Approvals

Building Plan Approval :A Complete Guide to County Approvals

Building Plan Approval

Approval of Building Plans is a process undertaken by county  government to ensure that buildings are constructed safe for human habitation and as per the Government’s planning control. There are 3 approvals done in Kenya: Namely:

  1. County Government Approvals
  2. NEMA Approvals
  3. Project Registration by National Construction Authority (NCA)


Most counties like Kajiadocounty, Nairobi , Kiambu County or the County Government of Machakos will need the following requirements   for Building Plans Approval

  • Authentic Ownership Documents (A copy of the Title Deed and the current official search from the lands office)
  • At least five sets of building plans for the Architectural Drawings and the Structural Engineers Drawings
  • Copies of the Architect and the Structural Engineer’s valid practicing Licenses.
  • Land rates clearance
  • Approval fee (determined by the drawing)

Upon submission of the above documents, approval process begins should be 14-21 days to have the documents certified.

Also check: Kiambu County building approval rates (How to get building permit).

Building Plan Approval Fees

Building permit fee is based on the size of the building and done per square metres/fts . The fees includes:

  • Building plan approval fee
  • Construction sign board fee
  • Application fee
  • Inspection of building
  • Occupation certificate

Approval permits are usually for 2 years after which they will require to be renewed afresh. Same case for approval permits for change of user.

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