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.
Annual Report
Budget statements for the Department of Planning can be found on the Cayman Islands Government website (
Complaints Procedure

If you need to make a complaint or provide any type of feedback, please email  Please include relevant information such as: date of the issue, block and parcel, relevant staff member (if applicable) and nature of the issue.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find some of the most frequently asked questions, and typical answers we respond with on our FAQs page. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Forms, Info Sheets & Guides
The Department of Planning has various application forms and guidance documents for many processes.
All Laws and Regulations that guide the Central Planning Authority, Development Control Board, Electrical Board of Examiners and Department of Planning.

Planning & Building Permit Applications
The current status of building permit applications can be determined through the Department of Planning’s  Online Planning System.

Summary statistics are compiled in each year’s Annual Report (see above).

Permits issued by Building Control are listed monthly on our website in the Build Section.

Press Releases
Department of Planning related press releases can be found through Government Information Services (GIS) 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.
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Approved Permits

Building Codes

CPA Agendas and Minutes