TOPIC = Building construction (commercial or residential)
|Form Title|| Description|| Agency|
Landholding - Permit Application Form 3
|A non-Bahamian (other than a permanent resident or non-Bahamian acquiring land or an interest in land under a devise or by inheritance) who intends to acquire land or an interest in land either by way of freehold or leasehold (does not include persons described under Certificate of Registration)shall obtain a permit from the Board.
|This is the legal document which the Ministry of Works & Utilities issues after your building project is substantially complete. Basically it means that Buildings Control Division is satisfied that the building is safe fit for human habitation; based on the requirements of the Bahamas Building Code.|
Occupancy Certificat Regulations
Building Permit Fees
|These are the fees which you pay to the Government for the processing of a Building Permit. These fees also cover the cost of Inspections and the processing of the Occupany Certificate. Currently there are no other fees required. The fees are calculated on a graduated scale, based on square feet(for Buildings) or linear feet (for walls,etc). To review the table click here
Exemption Reduced Rate: Raw Materials/Supplies
Application For Raw Material/Supplies To Be Imported At A Reduced Rate Of Duty
For more information see the Tariff Act
Land holding - Certif. of Registration Form 1
|A non-Bahamian, (other than a permanent resident or a non-Bahamian acquiring land or an interest in land under a devise or by inheritance), who purchases or acquires an interest in a condominium, or property vacant or otherwise to be used by him as a single family dwelling or for the construction of such a dwelling shall apply to the Secretary to the Board to register the purchase or acquisition. The applicant is issued a certificate.
A permanent resident who acquires land or an interest in land shall apply to the Secretary to the Board to have the acquisition registered with the Board. The applicant is issued a certificate.
A non-Bahamian who acquires land or an interest in land under a devise or by inheritance shall apply to the Secretary to the Board to have the acquisition registered with the Board and the Secretary issue a certificate to the applicant.|
Hotel and Resort Development Application
|Any promoter or owner who desires to erect, repair or refurbish premises for use as a hotel may make application to the Minister (responsible for Hotel Encouragement) for the approval thereof. See further Hotels Encouragement Act.
See also Summary of Benefits" and "Application Form For Exemption/Reduction of Customs Duties" attached.
Building Permit Application
|This is the form which you use to apply for your Building Permit. Building operations are prohibited except under building permit.|
Electrical Specification Form
|This is a legal form which required by the Ministry of Works & Utilities before the Electrical Inspections can begin. It must be sign by a licenced Electrical Contractor. It is also known as an "Electrical Permit".|
Application to Purchase a Residential Govt. Lot
|The mandate of the minister responsible for housing is the encouragement of home ownership by person of low to moderate incomes. To this end the Department of Housing sells government lots to qualifying persons to facilitate the need for affordable land purchases.|
Application to Purchase a Church Site Govt Lot
|To facilitate the need for affordable land the minister responsible for housing sell church sites lots to qualifying organisation.|
Application to Purchase a Commercial Govt. Lot
|To facilitate the need for affordable land, the minister responsible for housing sells commercial lots to qualifying persons.|