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• Complete application forms correctly and pay application fee

• Declare all aspects/components of the development and the site e.g. existing buildings, sinkholes, caves, rivers

• Provide all supporting documents (e.g. Location Map, Layout Plan drawn to scale-metric, Proof of Ownership, Project Brief etc.)

• Submit drawings that are prepared or certified by a professional in the respective field, e.g. Engineering drawing by a Professional Engineer; architectural drawings must be certified by a Registered Architect; engineering
drawings must be certified by a Professional Engineer; and Site and Subdivision Plans must be certified by a Commissioned Land Surveyor.

• Use the checklist provided for each application to guide you.

• If you are unsure and require clarification on any issue pertaining to your development, contact the Applications Secretariat Branch and/or the Development Assistance Centre to explain your project idea and a competent technical officer will provide guidance on the permissions that you require and how to make an application.

• Consult your local planning authority/parish council for guidance as it relates to other statutory requirements such as planning and building permissions.

• Before you submit your application, you may also consult with other government agencies such as;
– National Works Agency – drainage, traffic, access
– Mines & Geology – geotechnical issues, slope stability
– Water Resources Authority – ground and surface water issues
– Ministry of Agriculture (Rural Physical Planning Department) based on location- Release of agricultural lands.
– Ministry of Health, Environmental Health Unit - sewage, National Water Commission waste & potable water
– Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management -hazard identification e.g. flooding and risk assessments/disaster mitigation

TO AVOID DELAYS…. DO NOT SUBMIT INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS.

   
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  About NEPA | Contact Us | Find U

 
  About NEPA | Contact Us | Find U

National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA)
10 & 11 Caledonia Avenue, Kingston 5
Tel: 876-754-7540 Fax: 876-754-7595/6
Hotline: 876-1-888-991-5005
Email: applications@nepa.gov.jm