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Building Permits

Application procedures for a Building Permit

Building Permit is issued by Development Control Unit (DCU) through ZIPA after approval of drawings of the proposed project. All drawings should be drawn in accordance with Drawing Guidelines provided by DCU through ZIPA.

Investors shall apply a Building Permit to ZIPA and submit Ten (10) copies of proposed drawings for the project to be implemented. The drawing shall include the following:-

  • Architectural Drawings
  • Topographic Maps
  • General Site Lay out Plan
  • Plans, Section and Elevations of all Structures
  • Architectural Details
  • Engineering/Structural Drawings
  • Optional Drawing

Note: All submitted drawings should have a stamp of Zanzibar Board of Professional of Architects, Engineers, and Quantity Surveyors.

Get in touch

For inquiries, comments and advice please contact us at the following address:

Executive Director
Zanzibar Investment Promotion Authority (ZIPA)
Maruhubi Complex - Zanzibar
United Republic of Tanzania
Phone: +255 24 2233026; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Working Hours: Mon - Fri: 07:30 am - 03:30 pm

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