The Builders Board oversees the registration of the business entities and qualified individuals as Building Contractors in the Cayman Islands. The Builders Board meets regularly to consider applications for registration. The enabling legislation for the formation and function of the Builders Board is The Builders Law (2007 Revision) as amended and The Builders Regulations (2008 Revision) as amended.
The Board is made up of 10 members and the Executive Secretary of the Board is the Director of Planning, Mr. Haroon Pandohie.
|Mr. Heber Arch (Chairman)||Mr. Tommie Bodden (Deputy Chairman)|
|Mr. Stanley Hill||Mr. Antoney Reid|
|Mr. Dave Johnston||Mr. Omar McLean|
|Mr. Roland Bodden||Mr. Dean Scott|
|Mr. Mervin Smith||Mrs. Peta-Gaye Symons|
Apply for Builders Board Licence
To apply for a Builder’s Board Licence, please complete the form below, so we can send you a registration form to complete. Click here to access the hard copy of the form if you wish to submit your application through the Department of Planning’s front desk.
Builders Board Policy
Please click here to view Builder Board Policy
Fees for Business Entities and Qualified Individuals
|Civil Engineering Contractor||$1,000,000|
Trade Contractor Breakdown
To view trade contractor breakdown, please click here.
Builders Board Legislation
Click here to view Builders Board Laws and Regulations.
Builders Board Presentation
Click here to view Builders Board presentation.
Builders Board Contractors Requirements
List of Approved Contractors
Click here to view a List of Approved Contractors.
Licencing Information for Plumbers
Please click here to view Apprentice Plumber’s Licence Registration Form.
Please click here to view Journeyman or Master Plumber’s Licence Exam Application Form.
Please click here to view Plumber’s Licence Renewal Form.
Please click here to view Plumber’s Licensing Information Sheet.
Please click here to view a list of Licensed Plumbers.
Plumbers in the Cayman Islands are required to be licensed by the Department of Planning. The Policy for Plumbers Licensing can be viewed here: PEB Policy for Plumbers Licensing.
There are three categories of plumbers: 1) Apprentice 2) Journeyman and 3) Master. Please see list of currently licensed plumbers in each category.
- Apprentice Plumbers are required to work under the supervision of a Journeyman or Master Plumber. The Apprentice Plumber application form can be found here: Apprentice Plumber’s Licence Application
- Journeyman and Master Plumbers are required to sit the written exam administered by the Department. Please see Journeyman and Master Plumber exam application here: Exam Application for Journeyman or Master Plumber’s Licence
Please submit your completed application along with any additional documents and required fees to the Department of Planning via the Planning Cashier located on the Ground Floor of the Government Building. For additional information please contact Tanya.Vasquez-Ebanks2@gov.ky or by calling 244-6515.
Glossary of Definitions
“Application” means the first application for registration after commencement of this Law, an application for renewal and an application seeking re-categorization
“Board” means the Builders Board established by Section 3 of the Law;
“Insurer” includes an insurance agent;
“Law” means the Builder’s Law, (2015 Revision);
“Qualifying person” means a person whose expertise the business entity concerned requires to have in order to qualify for registration in a category.
(a) In relation to a business entity, registered in one of the categories specified in section 5 (4) of the Law or other category determined there under; and
(b) in relation to a qualified individual, registered as such under section 16 (1) of the Law. (2015 Revision)
“Building contractor” means a business entity which;-
(a) Constructs commercial, industrial, institutional, residential or other buildings, including their ancillary buildings, none of which projects exceed three storeys OR 25,000 square feet; or
(b) Repairs, improves, extends or renovates buildings of any size where such work does not affect the structural integrity of the building.
“Business entity” means an individual, partnership or a company, joint venture that carries on business or proposes to lawfully carry on business, and includes a charitable organization or other non-governmental organizations that undertake the management and/or supervision of the construction process including the management and or supervision of Trades Contractors.
“Business premises” means a place registered as a place of business for purposes of this Law or other place at which business is carried on.
“Civil Engineering Contractor” means a business entity which builds roads, bridges, docks, utilities infrastructure and other similar constructions as the Board may under section 6 (4) determine, and “civil engineering construction” shall be construed accordingly.
“General Contractor” means a business entity which performs any type or description of construction, other than civil engineering construction, and “general construction” shall be construed accordingly.
“Residential Contractor” means a business entity which constructs, repairs, renovates, extends or improves any building comprising up to four dwelling units, not exceeding three storeys in height, and their ancillary buildings, and residential construction shall be construed accordingly.
“Trades Contractor” means a business entity that does not fall under the purview of a general contractor, residential contractor, building contractor or civil engineering contractor but which includes other works such as site works contractor, concrete & masonry contractor, metal works contractor, wood, plastic & aluminum works contractor, thermal & moisture works contractor, finishes & specialty contractor, special construction contractor, mechanical contractor, plumbing contractor, electrical contractor, detection/monitoring & security contractor, green technologies installation contractor and such other work that may be determined by the Boards under section 6 (4) and sub trade construction shall be construed accordingly.
“Sub- Trade Contractor” shall be specific elements of a trade under Trade Contractor.