Processing of develop applications, adhering to the policies and guidelines governing the territory of the British Virgin Islands.


Step 1: Customer submits filled-out form with required documents and fees to the department.

Step 2: Once approved, the customer is contacted to collect the approval package which includes

            forms, documents and a 3 year permit

Step 3: If application is denied, the customer is contacted to collect the documents.

(Note:)  For denial applications the customer has the option to reapply with a letter or to take the matter to the Appeals Tribunal.



Supporting Documents

You will need:

  • three printed copies of plans;
  • drawings shall be made originally either in ink, pencil or by electronic means;
  • three application forms fully completed and signed;
  • application fee;
  • proof of belonger status, in the form of a passport, birth-certificate or belonger card;
  • in the case of a non-belonger, an up-to-date certified copy of a non-belonger land holding license;
  • a certified copy of the land register;
  • a notarized certificate of non-objection, if the applicant is not the registered owner of the land or shares property with another person;
  • a copy of the lease agreement, if the land in under a lease agreement; 
  • the company register of directors, if the applicant is a company.

Method of Applying

In Person

Turn Around Time


Department Contact Information

Town and Country Planning Department

33 Admin Drive
Central Administration Complex
Road Town, Tortola
Virgin Islands (British) VG1110

Business Hours:

Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Cashier  : 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Email Address:

Telephone: 1(284) 468-2158
Fax: 1(284) 468-3148