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Dealing with Construction Permits in Tanzania

Discussion in 'Biashara, Uchumi na Ujasiriamali' started by Invisible, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. Invisible

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    Listed below is detailed summary of the procedures, time and costs to build a warehouse -including obtaining necessary licenses and permits, completing required notifications and inspections and obtaining utility connections.

    The information appearing on this page was collected as part of the Doing Business project, which measures and compares regulations relevant to the life cycle of a small- to medium-sized domestic business in 183 economies. The most recent round of data collection for the project was completed in June 2010.

    1. Obtain location plan from City Council, Ministry of Lands
      Agency: City Council (Ministry of Lands) - Takes 7 days and costs Tshs 5,000/=
    2. Obtain certified copy of the land rent receipts from the Internal Revenue Authority
      Agency: Internal Revenue Authority - Takes 7 days and no costs are involved
    3. Obtain geological survey

      Additionally, companies as of second half of 2008 have to submit a geological survey along with application for building permit at the City Council. This comes at additional cost to businesses. It costs TZS 8,000,000, and takes on average 20 days to complete. This takes place simultaneously with another procedure.
    4. Obtain building permit

      The documents required for obtaining a building permit are the following:
      - Architectural/engineering drawings and calculations, including site layout and location plans, plans, elevations, sections of the building including storm water drainage, fire protection, driveways and parking.
      - Title deed showing ownership.
      - Receipts of payments of land rents and other statutory fees.

      Four copies of the documents must be submitted to the City Council for planning approvals and obtaining the building permit. The City Council distributes three of the copies of the files to the Health Department, Fire Department, and Planning Department, and retains a copy for itself. Each of these entities must approve the project. To speed the approval, BuildCo should follow up with each of these departments directly. After these departments grant their approval, the city engineer approves the plans, and then the City Council must approve the application. This last approval can take around 3 months because the City Council does not meet often. You will spend TZS 300,000/=

      Agency: City Council (Ministry of Lands)
    5. Request and receive pre-construction inspection from the City Council officers

      BuildCo must notify the City Council 7 days before beginning construction, and within those 7 days City Council officers should perform the inspection. BuildCo should provide transport for City Council officers to and from the site to speed the process.

      Following the devastating collapse of 10 storey building, the regional directorate of Dar es Salam has undertaken several ad hoc measures to ensure safety and security of citizens. This has led to increased requirements for notification of commencement of construction works. Now companies have to submit a formal letter explaining the parameters and specifics of projects. However, it led to backlog and delays by 2-3 weeks of inspections that have to approve the site before works begin. No charges involved
      Agency: City Council (Ministry of Lands)
    6. Request and receive excavation work inspection from the City Council officers
      1 day, no charges
      Agency: City Council (Ministry of Lands)
    7. Request and receive foundations work inspection from the City Council officers
      Builder must provide transport to City Council officers to and from the site.
      - 1 day, no charges
      Agency: City Council (Ministry of Lands)
    8. Request and receive concrete work inspection from the City Council officers
      1 day, no charges
      Agency: City Council (Ministry of Lands)
    9. Request and receive slabs work inspection from the City Council officers
      1 day, no charges
      Agency: City Council (Ministry of Lands)
    10. Request and receive roof work inspection from the City Council officers
      1 day, no charges
      Agency: City Council (Ministry of Lands)
    11. Request and receive inspection from the fire department once construction is completed
      1 day, no charges
      Agency: Fire Department
    12. Obtain approval of the building from the fire department upon completion
      After receiving the inspection from the Fire Department, BuildCo receives a certificate from the Fire Department. That certificate is necessary to obtain an occupancy permit from City Council.
      Takes up to 14 days, no charges.
      Agency: Fire Department
    13. Receive inspection from the health department
      1 day, no charges
      Agency: Health Department
    14. Obtain approval of the building from the health department upon completion
      Takes up to 14 days, no charges.
      Agency: Health Department
    15. Apply for occupancy permit from the City Council and request final inspection
      1 day, no charges
      Agency: City Council (Ministry of Lands)
    16. Receive final inspection from the City Council officers
      1 day, no charges
      Agency: City Council (Ministry of Lands)
    17. Obtain occupancy permit
      Takes up to 14 days, no charges.
      Agency: City Council (Ministry of Lands)
    18. Apply for electricity connection
      1 day, no charges
      Agency: Tanzania Electric Supply Company Limited (TANESCO)
    19. Receive electricity inspection from TANESCO
      1 day, no charges
      Agency: Tanzania Electric Supply Company Limited (TANESCO)
    20. Obtain electricity connection from TANESCO
      Takes up to 60 days, charges can be up to TZS 10,000,000/=
      Agency: Tanzania Electric Supply Company Limited (TANESCO)
    21. Obtain water and sewage connection from DAWASA
      Takes up to 30 days, no charges (you can do this simultaneously with other procedures)
      Agency: Dar es Salaam Water and Sewerage Authority (DAWASA)
    22. Obtain telephone connection
      Takes up to 3 days and you will need to pay up to TZS 60,000/=

      Agency: Tanzania Telecommunications Company Limited (TTCL)
    NOTE:

    Building a warehouse

    • Estimated Warehouse Value: TZS 325,000,000
    • City: Dar es Salaam



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  2. L

    LAT JF-Expert Member

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    mkuu ... thanks for the credible info .... apart from devastating bureaucracies that causes delays to well wishers of building construction project these are very sound procedures which could bring about secured and an array of balanced products in construction industry although it is very funny that if you develop in an unsurveyed area where urban planning has never taken its cause you dont need to go through all these healthy procedures, i wonder why the government does not take trouble to control the situation whereby people will wish to develop in unplanned/unsurveyed areas... i suggest policies should change
     
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    Haaahaaa! Mambo hayawezi kwenda with the same heads being the drivers...some of our heads must be chopped! Brain zimieingia utando
     
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    duh! hii balaa.
     
  5. J

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    Thanx mkuu. Procedures ni zuri sana kwani zinazingatia matumizi halisi ya ardhi ktk sehemu jengo lilipo.Lakini mambo yalivyo ni kinyume kabisa na hizo procedures. Mfano ili upate kibali cha ujenzi maeneo ya kariakoo, unatakiwa u-provide parking ndani ya eneo lako.unaweza kuwa basement ama floor ya chini au juu.So michoro itakayopelekwa city itaonyesha kutakuwa na parking pindi jengo litakapo anza kutumika. Sote ni mashaidi hakuna jengo(jipya) lenye parking pale kariakoo.

    So City wanatakiwa wasitoe kibali cha ukazi (Certificate of Occupance) kama design ya kuombea kibali ikipishana substancialy na existing design.

    Pia kama sheria itafuta kwelikweli basi hakutakuwa na bomoabomoa ya Dr.Magufuli na viwanja vya wazi vitapatikana.
     
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    LAT JF-Expert Member

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    you are very right .... kwa kuongezea pia wakati architect amedesign... matumizi ya kiwanja lazima yawe na uwiano ... yaani sehemu inayojengwa na sehemu itakayokuwa wazi (plot ratio) katika site layout .... katika uhalisia wa majengo yaliyopo utakuta building imeoccupy the whole site which is against the laws .... hivyo basi ni hatari sana kwa safety ya adjacent properties in case of fire and other accidents
     
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    Ncha JF-Expert Member

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    hapo hizo gharama ni bila kuweka malipo yasiyo halali. ukiweka sijui itafika ngapi!!
     
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    Chapakazi JF-Expert Member

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    Ndio nchi inayotaka kuendelea hiyo....
     
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    nenda kaombe building permits bila kutoa kitu kidogo utaona file lako litachukua mda gani
    contractors wote ni watu corrupt sana
     
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    tanzania ni upupu mtupu,
    hatuna procedure nor respect of professionalism kila kitu ni kwa ubabaishaji na kucheleweshwa ili kujenga mazingira ya rushwa na uvunjaji sheria bila msingi.

    we need to review how the Gov,works and what procedures are realistic with our current environment and adjust accordingly .
    nilienda rwanda kusajili kampuni baada ya kujua how proffesional they are:nilikutana na wahindi wawili wemeenda kufanya the same,muhindi mmoja toka india na mwingine kutoka Dar ,
    nilipofika ofisi ya registrar of companies nilishangaa sana,panaitwa RDB -Rwanda Development board.
    nilihudumiwa pale pale reception,
    nilifanya registration ,nikapewe instruction nikaenda kulipia bank,ilikuwa next office,nikarudi jamaa akakamilisha registration online.my other parter yupo nje,nikaambiwa akishasini documents niscan na kutuma with receipt copy,

    no Rushwa,no time wastage, every thing done overboard with no kubabaisha kama hapa kwetu.

    from my above experience in rwanda,imenifanya nitamani nimfuate JK /nyalandu aende rwanada aone jinsi gani nchi inavyoboresha procedures zao ili waweze kukusanya kodi vizuri
     
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    Kwa upande wa mapato ya serikali hili ni eneo zuri tu la kujiingizia mapato. Pale palipo na no charge ingetakiwa walao 100,000/= hivi. Yaani serikali inaamka kuja kukagua jengo bure tu wakati jengo lenyewe la mamilioni! Ajabu, wanaishia kurundika mgambo kufukuzana na walalahoi.
     
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