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
Development Enforcement

Notices & Reminders

UPDATED 9/1/21! Electrical Trade Exam

ELECTRICIAN TRADE EXAM – NEW DATE Please be advised that a date of Friday, January 21st 2022 from 11:00am – 3:00pm has been confirmed for the next date to sit the Electrician Trade Exam. Applicants who have been approved by the Electrical Board to...

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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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Registry of Engineers – Reminder to register

All Engineers who will be conducting business with the Department of Planning must apply to be on the registry of engineers. To remain on the registry, a copy of the current Professional Indemnity Insurance Certificate and any other updated...

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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