Welcome to the Department of Planning

Helping guide the growth and development of the Cayman Islands

Quick links at your fingertips.

Planning Notices
CPA Meetings
building COdes
File REquest
Development Enforcement

Notices & Reminders

Early Closure Notice: Friday July 30th

Please note that the Department will close at 1:30pm on July 30th for a staff function.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused.  Payments can be made as usual at any Post Office as an alternative to visiting the Government Admin Building:...

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Electrical Trade Test

Please be advised that the following dates have been confirmed for the Electrical Trade Test: June 18th 2021, August 20th 2021, October 15th 2021, January 21st 2022- Applicants who have been approved by the Electrical Board to sit the test and are...

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Training Resources (External Bodies)

Customers who are interested in Building Code related training materials can visit the links provided below:   International Code Council (ICC Plans Examiner & Inspector Continued Education Courses & Certification)...

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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