The Development & Planning Act was created to regulate all forms of physical development including the use of lands/buildings in the Cayman Islands.
The Code Compliance (Development Enforcement) Section is tasked with investigating suspected breaches of the Planning Act and deciding on the relevant actions to take to remedy these breaches.

Planning Breaches

We can investigate, include (but are not limited to):

  • House additions (including porches/patios)
  • Sheds
  • Change of use of a land/building (i.e. garages changed to apartments or houses changed to apartments/duplexes)
  • Land clearing
  • Walls/fences built within roadside setback or above the permitted height of 4 ft
  • Buildings being built not in accordance with approved plans
  • Placement of certain signs
  • Untidy condition of land due to derelict vehicles, etc.

Planning breaches that we cannot investigate, include (but are not limited to):

  • Development that has existed 5 years or more.
  • Encroachment/boundary disputes.
  • Neighbor/covenant disputes.
  • Overgrown properties.
  • Noise complaints.
  • Obstruction of a road/right-of-way.
  • Internal works (unless it affects the use of the building or materially affects the external appearance).

Filing a Complaint

If you would like to submit a complaint about a possible breach of the Development and Planning Act, please click on the link below and complete the form. You will be asked for a description of the violation, block & parcel number, address and photographs (if available). Please provide as much information you can about the alleged breach.

Note: Before making a complaint, please refer to the above list on what we can and cannot investigate. Also, please visit our the CPA section of our website to take a look at our CPA meetings list and planning notices (which are updated regularly) to see if any applications have been made for the Block & Parcel/Address you intend to make a complaint on.


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.
Try search for…

Approved Permits

Building Codes

CPA Agendas and Minutes