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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="">zoning rights</a>, along with their accompanying restrictions. We are guided by legislation, such as the <a href="" target="_blank">Municipal Planning By-law </a>and the <a href="">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="">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> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <a href="" target="_blank"><img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:909px;" /></a> </figure></span> <span> <ul class="lrg-icon-content"><li class="lrg-icon lrg-link">​ <div class="list-links"> <a title="title" href="">Go to DAMS​</a><a title="title" href="">Visit the planning portal</a><a href="">Apply for copies of your building plan</a><a title="title" href="">Find out about land use applications</a><a title="title" href="">Find out about building plan submissions</a><a href="" target="_blank">Read our Development Management FAQs</a><a href="">Report illegal land use, building or development</a><a href="" target="_blank">See our guide to careers in Development Management</a><a title="title" href="">Submit a building plan</a><a title="title" href="">Submit a land use application</a><a title="title" href="">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="" /> </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="" target="_blank"><i class="icon download"></i>Download PDF</a> </figcaption> </div>​​​</span><blockquote cite=""><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="" width="1440" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><h4>Central contact number:<br></h4><p> <em>Telephone: <br><a>021 401 4702</a></em></p><p> View or download our <a href="" target="_blank">district planning offices contact sheet​.</a> </p><p> <a href="" target="_blank">Check the City’s Planning Viewer</a> to find out which district your property falls into.<br></p> <a href="" target="_blank"> </a>

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