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Nairobi City County
eDevelopment Permit System

Fast & Easy

Submit Applications
Change of Use/Extension of Use
Planning permission for change of use and extension of use.
Get approval for subdivision and amalgamation.
Construction Permit
Faster approval of construction permit applications.
Extension of Lease/ Renewal
Get approval for extension of lease and renewal.

Welcome to the Nairobi eDevelopment Permit System

The Construction Permit/Planning administration system is a web based software application. This makes it require minimal setup before use; i.e., a user only needs a browser e.g. Internet Explorer and they can access the system’s full functionality. The software is built to support the following functions specific to the administration of development permits:

  • Registration of architects, physical planners and structural engineers into the system – These applicants can register themselves into the system and vetting is done by relevant registration bodies in order to permit them to access the system’s functionality.
  • Submission of development proposals for review and approval – They can upload their development proposals online without having to present themselves physically at the Nairobi city council offices.
  • Submission of payment evidences – Applicants upload evidences of payments made for processing of development proposals.(Online payment option available)
  • Monitoring of submitted development proposals – Applicants can log into the system and view the status of their submitted development proposals. The system also notifies the applicants via SMS and email once the proposals complete key milestones in the system. Notifications are also received when actions are pending for the applicant e.g. requests to make payment, comments communication.
  • Review and approval of development proposals – Officers of Urban Planning in the Nairobi county council can log into the system, view submitted development proposals, provide comments and approve or return them (electronically) to the applicant for amendments.
  • Issuance of development permits – after approval, the system generates the permit and allows the applicant to download it immediately and commence development.
  • Reporting on all activities related to the permitting process – the system has a comprehensive and extensible reporting facility that allows users to generate reports of key aspects of development approval. Examples of currently supported reports include: reports of all submissions received within a specified period, reports of all approvals within a specified period and an overdue report – a report indicating proposals that have exceeded the pre-specified time threshold in circulation.
  • Profiling of ongoing constructions for inspection process – the system allows building inspectors to review ongoing constructions and decide those which make the most monitoring sense to inspect.
  • Capturing of inspection data using smart phones – the system allows building inspectors to go to site and capture inspection data via mobile devices. Photos of key aspects of the construction can also be uploaded during such inspections.
  • Support for the enforcement process – the system allows enforcement officers to record key information on the enforcement process e.g. ongoing court proceedings and their outcomes.
  • Archiving of data – the system archives all data submitted to or created using it. This will provide a valuable resource to people seeking information on development related issues in the city.