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Apply for land use <span> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​Identify your property zoning</h2> <p> <strong>Step 1:</strong> To identify the zoning allocated to your property, look on the existing zoning map at your local district planning office or on our <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/work%20and%20business/planning-portal/online-planning-and-building-resources/online-zoning-viewer">City Map and Zoning Viewer</a>.</p> <p> <strong>Step 2:</strong> Now that you know the zoning of your property, turn to the <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/work%20and%20business/planning-portal/regulations-and-legislations/the-city-of-cape-towns-development-management-scheme">Development Management Scheme (DMS)</a> in the <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Bylaws%20and%20policies/City%20of%20Cape%20Town%20Municipal%20Planning%20By-law%202015.pdf" target="_blank">Municipal Planning By-law</a>. Look up your particular zoning category to see what land uses and what development rules apply to your property.</p> <p> <strong>Step 3:</strong> With the allowed land uses and development rules in mind, decide how your plans for the property may be accommodated on the site. If your plans deviate from the existing development rules, you may need to apply for permission from the City for: </p> <ul><li> <strong>Departure:</strong> a deviation from the land uses or development rules prescribed in the DMS, granted by the City on a temporary or permanent basis; or </li><li> <strong>Rezoning: </strong> the process to permanently change a property’s zoning in terms of the law, such as from “single residential 1” to “general business”. This process starts with an application to the City.</li></ul> <p>View our <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Procedures%2c%20guidelines%20and%20regulations/LUM%20Submission%20Requirements.pdf" target="_blank">Land Use Management Submission Requirements</a> and our <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Procedures%2c%20guidelines%20and%20regulations/BDM%20Booklet%203.pdf" target="_blank">Land Use Management Guidelines</a> for more information.</p> <p> <strong>Step 4:</strong> Depending on the scale of your development, you may be required to schedule a <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Apply/Planning-building-and-development/Land-use-applications/Request-a-pre-application-consultation-around-land-use-management">pre-submission consultation meeting</a> with your local planning office.</p> <p> <strong>Step 5:</strong> Once you have determined your property’s zoning, and the land use and development rights permitted in that zoning, you will be able to check whether your planned development or land use activity is allowed without you having to submit an application to the City of Cape Town.</p> <span> <h2 class="sectHeading">Submitting your application</h2></span> <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>register for e-services</h4><p>We only accept online submissions <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/work%20and%20business/planning-portal/online-planning-and-building-resources/dams">via our Development Application Management System (DAMS)</a>. You must be <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Register/eservices-and-municipal-accounts/Register-for-a-municipal-account">registered for e-Services</a> to access this service and submit your development applications.</p></div></div></span><p>Once you have identified your property zoning and what your land use rights are, you can submit your application. </p> <p> <strong>Step 1:</strong> Download and complete the <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Forms%2c%20notices%2c%20tariffs%20and%20lists/MPBL%20-%20LUM01%20-%20Land%20Use%20Application%20Management.pdf">Land Use Management Application Form (LUM01) </a>or complete it online. The type of application will indicate what supporting documentation will be required during submission.</p> <p> <strong>Step 2:</strong> Submit the application and all supporting documentation online via <a href="https://eservices.capetown.gov.za/irj/portal">e-Services<i class="icon link-external"></i></a>.</p> <p>You can download our handy guideline below for assistance, including how to submit and track the status of your application:</p> <span> <div class="infographic bg-font-adjust-bg">​​​​​​​​​​ <figure> <img class="responsive" alt="placeholder" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Inline%20Images/ResourceEfficiencyIcon.jpg" style="width:111px;" /></figure> <figcaption> <p> <span class="infoGraphicSpan"><strong>DAMS REGISTRATION</strong></span><br>Download the guideline for step-by-step instructions. </p> <a title="title" class="btn dark-blue" href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Procedures%2c%20guidelines%20and%20regulations/e-Services_DAMS_%20Registration_Guide.pdf" target="_blank"><i class="icon download"></i>Download PDF</a> </figcaption> </div></span> <p>Tariffs will be calculated based on the type of application that is being made, as per the City’s Land Use Management tariffs in the document downloads below. </p> <span> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​​Payment​​​​​​​</h2></span> <p>We accept the following methods of payment:</p> <ul><li> <strong>Cash, debit and/or credit card:</strong><strong> </strong>We will cover the bank cost on a cash, debit and/or credit card payment on an amount above R7000 per transaction. We absorb such costs in respect of single payments of R7000 and below.</li><li> <strong>Direct deposit at ABSA Bank:</strong><strong> </strong>Insert your payment reference number on your deposit slip​​</li><li> <strong>Electronic payments (EFT):</strong> Select the City of Cape Town as a bank listed beneficiary on your bank's website. Use your 9 - digit reference number in the beneficiary account number/ payment reference field.</li></ul> <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>Please ensure that you have filled out your forms correctly and provided all the information required. Incorrectly submitted applications have a higher chance of being rejected.</p></div></div></span> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​Contact us</h2> <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|#4f98ad27-0b27-4411-b4e3-5416db4deb38;L0|#04f98ad27-0b27-4411-b4e3-5416db4deb38|Land use applications;GTSet|#a7cfb90d-44ad-4426-98ce-565f79932396;GPP|#9275a209-368e-4cea-9874-8ce96591717b;GPP|#54dbab3a-0b2f-4602-8af5-3d651c59a5f4You can find out what your land use and development rights are by inquiring with the City. 0

 

 

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