Welcome to the Department of Planning

Helping guide the growth and development of the Cayman Islands

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Planning Notices
CPA Meetings
building COdes
File REquest
DCB Meetings
Online Planning System Registration
Development Enforcement
PLanning Checklist

Notices & Reminders

Office Closure: Friday June 7th 12.30pm

Please be advised that the Department will be closed from 12.30pm on Friday 7th June to facilitate a staff event. Apologies in advance for any inconvenience caused. Normal hours will resume on Monday 10th June.  

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Planning Statement Consultation

We are now inviting feedback on the updated Planning Statement document. Please visit www.plancayman.ky for more information and details about upcoming public consultation events. The closing date for comments is 30th July 2024.

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Electrical Trade Exam Notice

Please be advised the following dates for the Electrician Trade Exam starting at 10:00am are as follows: May 09th August 08th November 07th For further information on the process please contact ebecayman@gov.ky

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Your plan. Your future.

PlanCayman is the long-range comprehensive plan which will be used to guide physical development and the overall use of land on Grand Cayman.  Once complete PlanCayman will replace the 1997 Development Plan for Grand Cayman.


Application Infosheets
Planning Notices
Development Plan
Development Enforcement

Authorities & Boards

Central Planning Authority

This authority oversees and reviews the physical development of Grand Cayman.

Development Control Board

This authority oversee and review the physical development of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.

Builders' Board

This board oversees the registration of business entities and qualified individuals as Building Contractors in the Cayman Islands.

Electrical Board of Examiners

This board oversees the assignment and administration of licensing Electrical Contractors in the Cayman Islands.


Building Codes
Guidance Notes
Policy Notes
Technical Bulletins
Permits Issued

Get Started...

If you are planning to build, demolish, or renovate, you will need a building permit.  Here is the information you need to get started with your project whether big or small.

Knowledge Base

Laws & Regulations
Helpful Documentation
File Request
Professional Licences

Requirements and information regarding Builders’ Board licences. 

Online Planning System

Apply for permits online, track permit-related reviews & inspections.

About Us

Our Focus
Staff Directory
Job Opportunities
Contact Us

Policy Development

Development Plan

Plan for the zoning and physical development of the Cayman Islands.

Draft Policies
Policy preparation, special reports, & policy revision recommendations.
The long-range comprehensive plan to guide physical development for Grand Cayman.
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Approved Permits

Building Codes

CPA Agendas and Minutes