The fees for obtaining a building permit in Cameroon

If you want to build a building in Cameroon, you need to obtain a building permit or authorization from the local authorities. A building permit is a legal document that authorizes you to start the construction work on your land. It also ensures that your building complies with the urban planning regulations and safety standards.

To obtain a building permit in Cameroon, you need to pay fees that vary depending on the location, type and size of your building. Here are the main fees that you need to plan for:

  • The fiscal stamp to stick on the application form for a building permit. This stamp costs 1000 FCFA and is available at post offices or municipal revenues.
  • The urban planning certificate which confirms that the land is buildable and that it complies with the urban planning rules in force. This certificate costs 25 000 FCFA and is issued by the town hall or urban community on presentation of title deed or contract sale of land.
  • The certificate of ownership which attests that you are legal owner of land. This certificate costs 10 000 FCFA and is issued by land service on presentation title deed or contract sale of land.
  • The percentage of estimated cost construction to be paid to municipal treasury. This percentage is set at 1% total cost building and serves finance public facilities.
  • The fee for joint commission which evaluates your application for building permit. This fee varies according to height building and is set at 25 000 FCFA for bungalow, 50 000 FCFA for one-storey building and 75 000 FCFA for two-storey building or more.

In addition to these fees, you must also plan for cost plans drawn up by architect registered with Order Architects Cameroon, as well as cost geotechnical studies and structural plans if your building exceeds 10 meters height.

Obtaining a building permit in Cameroon may seem expensive, but it is essential to ensure quality and safety your building.

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