Classes of Information

The Department of Planning maintains files related to Planning and Building Control applications, as well as Policy Development records and Administration records. Most of these files are maintained in hard copy, although some recent applications may also contain electronic (PDF) files, such as building plans. FOI applicants are encouraged to state the Block and Parcel information for the subject parcel they are interested in prior to making an application, as this is one of the key ways we can search for a file.

Published Information

The Department’s website contains application forms, Central Planning Authority minutes, meeting schedules, applicable laws and regulations, contact information, annual reports and Department credit card history. We recommend that FOI applicants first consult the website to determine whether or not the information they are looking for has already been published.


All Laws and Regulations that guide the Central Planning Authority, Development Control Board, Electrical Board of Examiners and Department of Planning can be found here.

Annual Report

Annual reports for the Department of Planning can be found on the CPA and DCB pages.

Department Credit Card Statement History

Statements posted here.

Status of Planning and Building Permit Applications

The current status of Building Permit Applications can be determined through the Planning Department’s Online Planning System. For more information on this system click here.

Summary statistics are compiled in each year’s Annual Report. The catalogue of reports can be found here.

A list of monthly permits issued by the Building Control section can be found here.

A list of monthly Administrative Planning Approvals can be found here.

Link to Budget allocated to each Public Authority

Budget statements for the Planning Department can be found here.

Complaints Procedure

A Compliment/Complaint Form is available for users to get in touch with the Department of Planning and voice any concerns or complaints about the service they have received.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Department provides lists of frequently asked questions to assist our customers in retrieving information quickly and effectively. The full list can be accessed here.


The Department of Planning has various application forms and guidance documents for many processes. A full list can be found here.

Press Releases

Planning related press releases can be found through Government Information Services (GIS) archive located here.

Cayman Islands Government FOI Website