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Building permits are issued by Development Control Unit (DCU) through ZIPA for a non-refundable fee of US$ 1000 or its equivalent in Tanzania shillings, payable to DCU. The Permit will be valid for a period specified under Zanzibar Investment Promotion and Protection Act (ZIPA) as grace for construction. Building Permit Fee should be paid directly to DCU at the bank account name Development Control Unit PBZ account number 0404116000.
How to apply for a Building Permit:
1. Approved investor shall apply to ZIPA for a Building Permit andsubmit with application, the following:
2. The Authority through DCU shall consider the application and issue a Building Permit or advise the applicant otherwise, within 14 working days from the date of submission.
Note: All submitted drawings should have a stamp of Zanzibar Board of Professional of Architects, Engineers, and Quantity Surveyors.