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Apply for a zoning certificate<h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​What is a zoning certificate?</h2><p>A zoning extract or zoning certificate contains information relating to your property, such as:</p><ul><li>building lines, </li><li>coverage and floor area ratio (FAR), </li><li>height, </li><li>the existing zoning, and </li><li>what your property can legally be used for.</li></ul> <span> <div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info toptip">​​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>Top tip</h4><p> The information on a zoning certificate can be confusing, consult a Town Planner if you are uncertain.</p></div></div></span> <p>You can also find out the zoning of your property using the <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/work%20and%20business/planning-portal/online-planning-and-building-resources/online-zoning-viewer">City’s Zoning Viewer</a>, however, zoning can only be officially verified by means of a Zoning Certificate issued by the relevant <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Forms%2c%20notices%2c%20tariffs%20and%20lists/TDA%20DM%20-%20Contacts.pdf">District Office</a>.</p> <span> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​When do I need a zoning certificate?​​​​​​​</h2></span> <p>​If you plan on developing or altering a property, you must ensure that the property is zoned correctly for what you intend to use it for. Any development or use of the property that does not comply with the existing zoning is considered illegal land use.</p><p>All properties within the geographic area of the City are part of our integrated zoning scheme and are subject to land use provisions in 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</a>, which forms part of the <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/work%20and%20business/planning-portal/regulations-and-legislations/planning-by-law">Municipal Planning By-law</a>.</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>contravention notices</h4><p> You will be issued with a contravention notice if the City finds that you are using a property illegally. If you ignore the notice, you may be prosecuted and criminally charged. </p></div></div></span> <h2 class="sectHeading">Apply</h2><p>To apply for a copy of your zoning certificate, follow the steps below:</p><p> <strong>Step 1:</strong> Download and complete a <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Forms%2c%20notices%2c%20tariffs%20and%20lists/MPBL%20-%20LUM12%20-%20Zoning%20Extract%20Map.pdf" target="_blank">Zoning Extract and Data Request Application Form</a>.</p><p> <strong>Step 2:</strong> Email the completed form to your nearest district planning office. You will find all the district office emails listed at the bottom of the application form; simply click on the relevant district office to open your default mailbox and submit the completed form.</p><p> Our <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Departments/Development%20Management%20Department">Development Management Department</a> will process your request and send you an invoice for payment if everything is in order.</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>covid-19 advisory</h4><p> Due to Covid-19 health and safety protocols, we are only issuing electronic copies of zoning certificates until further notice. Make sure you provide a valid email address when you complete your form to ensure you receive your zoning certificate. </p></div></div></span> <p> <strong>Step 3:</strong> The zoning certificate will cost you R300 (<a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/local%20and%20communities/meet-the-city/the-city-budget/city-wide-tariffs">2020/2021 tariff</a>). Once you receive the invoice, make the payment using one of the available payment options listed on the invoice.</p><p> <strong>Step 4: </strong>Submit your proof of payment to the relevant district office. Make sure you send the proof of payment to the same email address that you used to submit your form.</p><p>Remember to include the <strong>business partner number </strong>and most importantly the <strong>payment reference number</strong> provided on your invoice when you submit your proof of payment.</p><p> <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Procedures%2c%20guidelines%20and%20regulations/Zoning_Certificate_Invoice_Guide.pdf" target="_blank">View the Zoning Certificate Invoice Guide</a>. </p><h2 class="sectHeading">Contact us</h2><p>View or download the <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Forms%2c%20notices%2c%20tariffs%20and%20lists/TDA%20DM%20-%20Contacts.pdf" target="_blank">district planning offices contact sheet</a>.</p>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 apply for a zoning certificate to confirm the zoning of your property. 0

 

 

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