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Construction Approval Process; How to get building permit in Kenya

Construction Approval Process; How to get building permit in Kenya

Construction Approval Process; How to get building permit in Kenya

Construction approval process. 

There are three main approval stages in the building plan approvals in Kenya. Namely:

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

1.County Government Approvals

REQUIREMENTS

  • -Architectural drawings behind them a registered Architect/Firm by BORAQS.
  • -Structural drawings behind them a registered Structural Engineer/Firm registered by ERB.
  • -Land ownership document (Tittle deed/Share Certificate/ lease document)
  • -Land rates Clearance Certificate
  • -Land search document (Not more than three Months old)
  • -Mutation/Survey map
  • -Approval fee (Determined by your design)

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2. NEMA Approvals

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For Commercial projects, NEMA Project registration is required.

  • Obtain a project report from a Licensed environmental expert(registered).
  • Submit the Report together with County Approved drawings for NEMA approval and Registration

3.Project Registration by National Construction Authority (NCA)

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REQUIREMENTS

  • -Contractor registered by NCA
  • -Registered Architect/Firm
  • -Registered Engineer/Firm
  • -Approved Architectural and Structural drawings.
  • -NEMA certificate.
  • -Client’s KRA certificate.
  • -Bill of Quantity (B.o.Q) Summary
  • -Client and Contractor signed contract documents.

NCA APPROVALS

Also Check >>Kiambu County Online Building Approval 

WHAT DOES A COMPLIANT CONSTRUCTION SITE ENTAILS?

  •  Site signboard Showing all approvals and professionals engaged in the project.
  •  N.C.A registered Contractor
  •  Safety sign
  •  Personal Protective Equipment [P.P.E]
  •  Sufficient hoarding and fencing
  •  N.C.A Compliance Certificate
  •  N.C.A accredited Skilled workers and Site Supervisors.

Also Check: 7 Tips to cut construction costs 

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