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Apply for a certificate of occupancy<span> <h2 class="sectHeading">How to apply for a certificate of occupancy</h2> <p>An owner or project manager must submit a written request to the City once all building work has been completed. Development Management may issue an occupancy certificate within 14 days of receiving the request if all the necessary requirements have been met. Follow the steps below to apply.</p> <span> <div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info note">​​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>Please note</h4><p> <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Departments/Development%20Management%20Department">Development Management</a> will only issue a certificate if all the work has been completed according to the approved plan, and all conditions of approval have been met.</p></div></div></span> <p> <strong>Step 1:</strong> Download and complete the Request for Certificate of Occupancy Application Form from the Document downloads section below.</p> <p> <strong>Step 2:</strong> Once you have completed the application, you can submit it at your nearest planning office.</p> <span> <div class="lrg-icon-content bordered"><div class="lrg-icon lrg-check"><p> <b>​​​​​​Where applicable, the following approval certificates might be required with your application:</b></p><ul><li>electrical compliance</li><li>mechanical ventilation system compliance</li><li>structural system compliance</li><li>fire protection system compliance</li><li>fire installation compliance</li><li>energy efficiency compliance</li></ul></div></div></span> <p> <strong>Step 3:</strong> If the work has been completed in respect of the approved plan, granted in terms of Section 7 of the <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Procedures%2c%20guidelines%20and%20regulations/NATIONAL%20BUILDING%20REGULATIONS%20AND%20BUILDING%20STANDARDS%20ACT%20103%20OF%201977.pdf" target="_blank">National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act No 103 of 1977</a>, a Certificate of Occupancy will be issued and posted to the address provided on request.  </p> <p>If the request is denied, the City must provide reasons for the refusal.</p> <span> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​Contact us</h2></span> <p> You can visit the <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Departments/Development%20Management%20Department">Development Management Department</a> for more assistance or information. </p> <p> Please refer to the <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Forms%2c%20notices%2c%20tariffs%20and%20lists/TDA%20DM%20-%20Contacts.pdf" target="_blank"> department contact list</a> for your relevant planning office contact details.</p></span>GP0|#c2590941-842a-450f-aad2-4b4569381ade;L0|#0c2590941-842a-450f-aad2-4b4569381ade|Building plan applications;GTSet|#a7cfb90d-44ad-4426-98ce-565f79932396;GPP|#9275a209-368e-4cea-9874-8ce96591717b;GPP|#54dbab3a-0b2f-4602-8af5-3d651c59a5f4Apply for a certificate of occupancy, confirming all work complies with the building plans, from the City of Cape Town. 0

 

 

Fire Protection and Fire Installation Compliance Regulations21220GP0|#e814022c-2e45-4465-887b-b6cd814e158b;L0|#0e814022c-2e45-4465-887b-b6cd814e158b|Regulation;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#d8892104-ce90-493e-b813-93c488f4b1d3;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2015-12-31T22:00:00Z
National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act (Act No 103 of 1977) as Amended57986GP0|#e814022c-2e45-4465-887b-b6cd814e158b;L0|#0e814022c-2e45-4465-887b-b6cd814e158b|Regulation;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#d8892104-ce90-493e-b813-93c488f4b1d3;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2011-09-08T22:00:00Z
Request for Certificate of Occupancy Form (BDM 06)1149025GP0|#aee51318-6034-483d-992c-02e7b211df9a;L0|#0aee51318-6034-483d-992c-02e7b211df9a|Form;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#3a03f9b9-d2e9-49b1-92e1-37b654747f82;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2020-09-06T22:00:00Z
SANS 10400 Part T: Fire Protection1653947GP0|#e814022c-2e45-4465-887b-b6cd814e158b;L0|#0e814022c-2e45-4465-887b-b6cd814e158b|Regulation;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#d8892104-ce90-493e-b813-93c488f4b1d3;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2011-02-28T22:00:00Z

 

 

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