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Development Management Department<p> <strong>​Land Use Management section</strong><br>We ensure that all land in Cape town is used according to its permitted use and <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/work%20and%20business/planning-portal/regulations-and-legislations/land-use-and-zoning">zoning rights</a>, along with their accompanying restrictions. We are guided by legislation, such as the <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Bylaws%20and%20policies/Consolidated_MPBL.pdf" target="_blank">Municipal Planning By-law </a>and the <a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/work%20and%20business/planning-portal/regulations-and-legislations/the-city-of-cape-towns-development-management-scheme">Development Management Scheme</a>, among others. </p><p> <strong>Building Development Management section </strong><br>We ensure that all buildings in Cape Town comply with approved <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/work%20and%20business/planning-portal/applications-and-submissions/building-plan-application-documents">building plans</a> through the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act 103 of 1977, in order to ensure a safe and healthy built environment for all.</p><p>We create an effective and efficient planning and building development environment in Cape Town, which promotes and facilitates relevant sustainable, development through equitable and effective service delivery.</p><span> <ul class="lrg-icon-content"><li class="lrg-icon lrg-link">​ <div class="list-links"> <a title="title" href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/work%20and%20business/Planning-portal/Online-planning-and-building-resources/DAMS">Go to DAMS​</a><a title="title" href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Work%20and%20business/Planning-portal">Visit the planning portal</a><a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Apply/Planning-building-and-development/Building-plan-applications/Apply-for-copies-of-building-plans">Apply for copies of your building plan</a><a title="title" href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/work%20and%20business/Planning-portal/Applications-and-submissions/Land-use-management-application-documents">Find out about land use applications</a><a title="title" href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Work%20and%20business/Planning-portal/Applications-and-submissions/Building-plan-application-documents">Find out about building plan submissions</a><a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Report/Report-illegal-land-use/report-illegal-land-use-building-or-development/Report%20illegal%20land%20use%2c%20building%20or%20development">Report illegal land use, building or development</a><a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Procedures%2c%20guidelines%20and%20regulations/Careers_in_Development_Management_Guide%20.pdf" target="_blank">See our guide to careers in Development Management</a><a title="title" href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Apply/Planning-building-and-development/Building-plan-applications/Apply-for-a-building-plan">Submit a building plan</a><a title="title" href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Apply/Planning-building-and-development/Land-use-applications/Apply-for-land-use">Submit a land use application</a><a title="title" href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Work%20and%20business/Planning-portal/Online-planning-and-building-resources/Online-zoning-viewer">Visit the online zoning viewer</a></div></li></ul></span><span> <div class="infographic bg-font-adjust-bg">​​​​​ <figure> <img class="responsive" alt="placeholder" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Inline%20Images/District_SDF_Review.jpg" /> </figure> <figcaption> <p> <span class="infoGraphicSpan"> <strong>contact a district planning office</strong></span><br><br>Download the District Planning Offices contact list </p> <a title="title" class="btn dark-blue" href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Forms%2c%20notices%2c%20tariffs%20and%20lists/TDA%20DM%20-%20Contacts.pdf" target="_blank"><i class="icon download"></i>Download PDF</a> </figcaption> </div>​​​</span><blockquote cite="https://wwww.cite.co.za"><p> <em>​"Our vision is to be the leading digital built environment regulatory authority in South Africa and on the continent of Africa, demonstrated through its dynamism and relevance." </em> <b>Cheryl Walters </b> <cite>Director: Development Management</cite></p></blockquote><img alt="" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/Planning-Building-Development-Header.jpg" width="1440" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><h4>Call Centre</h4><p> <em>Telephone: <br> <a>0860 103 089</a></em></p><p> View or download our <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> <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Forms%2c%20notices%2c%20tariffs%20and%20lists/TDA%20DM%20-%20Contacts.pdf" target="_blank"> </a>

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