📌 BREAKDOWN OF THE COSTS OF CONSTRUCTION PERMITS IN NAIROBI📌
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📍Building Plan Approval Fees

0.5% of the total construction costs (based on the building rates above)

📍Fees for Renewing Previously Approved Building Plans

10% of the charges levied during the initial
submission of the architectural and structural plans. 

📍Charges For Amending / Altering / Changing Approved Building Plans

0.1% of the total construction costs. 

📍Site Construction Board and Hoarding Permit Application Fees

Kshs 30,000 for building sites in; Roysambu,
Thome, Marurui, Kitisuru, Gigigiri, Runda Ridgeways, Garden Estate, Karen, Langata, South B & C, Villa Franca, Tassia, Embakasi Village, Kariobangi Light Industry, Mathare North Light Industry, Ruaraka Light Industry, Embakasi Light Industry, Industrial Area, Muthaiga, Lavington,
Kyuna, Loresho, Upper Spring Valley, Kilimani, Kileleshwa, Westlands, Woodley, Parklands, City Park, Eastleigh, Pumwani, California, Ziwani Starehe, Ngara, CBD, and Upperhill.
Kshs 15,000 for construction projects in; Kasarani, Njiru, Clayworks, Mwiki, Ruai, Embakasi, Kahawa West, Githurai, Zimmerman, Baba Dogo, Ruaraka, Ngumba Estate, Dagorretti, Kibera, Oldd Eastlands – NCC Estates, Donholm, Buruburu, Komorock, Kayole, Mathare, Huruma, Dandora, and
Kariobangi. 

📍Site Construction Board and Hoarding License (1200×2000 mm) Charges

Kshs 10,000 per month / Kshs 120,000 per year for construction sites in Nairobi CBD. 

Kshs 6,000 per month / Kshs 36,000 per year for building sites in other areas.
📍Renewal Costs For Site Construction Board and Hoarding Permit

Kshs 25,000 for building sites in; Roysambu, Thome, Marurui, Kitisuru, Gigigiri, Runda Ridgeways, Garden Estate, Karen, Langata, South B & C, Villa Franca, Tassia, Embakasi Village, Kariobangi Light Industry,
Mathare North Light Industry, Ruaraka Light Industry, Embakasi Light Industry, Industrial Area, Muthaiga, Lavington, Kyuna, Loresho, Upper Spring Valley, Kilimani, Kileleshwa, Westlands, Woodley, Parklands, City Park, Eastleigh, Pumwani, California, Ziwani Starehe, Ngara, CBD,
and Upperhill. 

Kshs 10,000 for construction projects in; Kasarani, Njiru, Clayworks, Mwiki, Ruai, Embakasi, Kahawa West, Githurai, Zimmerman, Baba Dogo, Ruaraka, Ngumba Estate, Dagorretti, Kibera, Old Eastlands – NCC Estates,
Donholm, Buruburu, Komorock, Kayole, Mathare, Huruma, Dandora, and Kariobangi.
📌Illegal Development Regularization Penalty📌

(Plinth Area Fee X 2) + Kshs 200,000 for construction developments in; Roysambu, Thome, Marurui, Kitisuru, Gigigiri, Runda Ridgeways, Garden Estate, Karen, Langata, South B & C, Villa Franca, Tassia, Embakasi Village, Kariobangi
Light Industry, Mathare North Light Industry, Ruaraka Light Industry, Embakasi Light Industry, Industrial Area, Muthaiga, Lavington, Kyuna, Loresho, Upper Spring Valley, Kilimani, Kileleshwa, Westlands, Woodley, Parklands, City Park, Eastleigh, Pumwani, California, Ziwani Starehe
, Ngara, CBD, and Upperhill. 

(Plinth Area Fee X 2) + Kshs 100,000 for building developments in Kasarani, Njiru, Clayworks, Mwiki, Ruai, Embakasi, Kahawa West, Githurai, Zimmerman, Baba Dogo, Ruaraka, Ngumba Estate, Dagorretti, Kibera, Old Eastlands – NCC Estates,
Donholm, Buruburu, Komorock, Kayole, Mathare, Huruma, Dandora, and Kariobangi.
📍Other Related Building Permit Costs In Nairobi📍

Search and Certification of Approved Building Plans: Kshs 2,000 per page. 

Evaluation of NEMA EIA Reports: Free of charge.

National Construction Authority (NCA) Building Permit Costs: 0.5% of the total construction costs for
all developments that stretch beyond Kshs 5 million in value. 

📍Change of Use Application Fees In Nairobi📍

Kshs 60,000 for developments in Dagorretti, Kibera, Mathare, Huruma, Dandora, and Kariobangi.

Kshs 80,000 for developments in Kasarani, Njiru, Clayworks, Mwiki, Ruai,
Embakasi, Kahawa West, Githurai, Zimmerman, Baba Dogo, Ruaraka, Ngumba Estate, Old Eastlands – NCC Estates, Donholm, Buruburu, Komorock, and Kayole.

Kshs 120,000 for developments in Roysambu, Thome, Marurui, Kitisuru, Gigigiri, Runda Ridgeways, Garden Estate, Karen, Langata,
South B & C, Villa Franca, Tassia, Embakasi Village, Kariobangi Light Industry, Mathare North Light Industry, Ruaraka Light Industry, Embakasi Light Industry, Industrial Area, Muthaiga, Lavington, Kyuna, Loresho, Upper Spring Valley, Kilimani, Kileleshwa, Westlands, Woodley,
Parklands, City Park, Eastleigh, Pumwani, California, Ziwani Starehe, Ngara, CBD, and Upperhill.

📍Extension of Use Application Costs In Nairobi 📍

Kshs 60,000 for developments in Dagorretti, Kibera, Mathare, Huruma, Dandora, and Kariobangi.

Kshs 60,000 for developments
in Kasarani, Njiru, Clayworks, Mwiki, Ruai, Embakasi, Kahawa West, Githurai, Zimmerman, Baba Dogo, Ruaraka, Ngumba Estate, Old Eastlands – NCC Estates, Donholm, Buruburu, Komorock, and Kayole.

Kshs 80,000 for developments in Roysambu, Thome, Marurui, Kitisuru, Gigigiri, Runda
Ridgeways, Garden Estate, Karen, Langata, South B & C, Villa Franca, Tassia, Embakasi Village, Kariobangi Light Industry, Mathare North Light Industry, Ruaraka Light Industry, Embakasi Light Industry, Industrial Area, Muthaiga, Lavington, Kyuna, Loresho, Upper Spring Valley,
Kilimani, Kileleshwa, Westlands, Woodley, Parklands, City Park, Eastleigh, Pumwani, California, Ziwani Starehe, Ngara, CBD, and Upperhill.
📌📌📌OVER TO YOU📌📌📌

And there you have it. A comprehensive breakdown of the construction permit fees in Nairobi. You can now go ahead and calculate your total building approval costs by combining all the charges that apply to your development project.

For any queries on
the entire process of obtaining construction permits in Kenya, as well as guidance on managing your building project, feel free to contact us. Our architects and construction management professionals are experts in not only statutory approvals- but also contract administration,
cost planning and control, material testing, tendering management, plus site supervision. @koridsongroup
+254743769026
Eng. Monda Makori.
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