Builders’ Board


This section outlines the professional licences available through the Department of Planning. A business entity or individual may apply for a Builder Board’s licence if they fit into and meet the requirements of one of the categories listed below.
Information & Requirements

Professional Licences

Individuals must meet the requirements layout in the Builders Board Policy. To learn more about licencing, please visit the licencing section of our website.

General Contractor

A business entity which performs any type or description of construction, other than civil construction.

Building Contractor

business entity which constructs commercial, industrial, institutional, residential or other buildings, including their ancillary buildings, none of which exceed three storeys or 25,000 square feet.

Residential Contractor

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.

Civil Engineering Contractor

A business entity which builds roads, bridges, docks, utilities infrastructure and other similar constructions.

Trade Contractor

A business entity which does not fall under the purview of the general contractor, residential contractor, building contractor, or civil engineering contractor.

Apply for Builder’s 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.

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    Central Planning Authority

    This authority oversees and reviews the physical development of Grand Cayman.

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    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.


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