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Construction Permits In Kenya – Kiambu Building Approval Rates

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As a follow-up to our guide on Nairobi County Building Approval Costs, here’s yet another addition to our Construction Permits In Kenya series. This time around, we’re revealing the Kiambu building approval rates. 

Now, to be specific, these are construction permit fees you’ll be paying the Kiambu County Government during the 2020-2021 financial year. We’ve obtained them directly from the Department of Land, Housing, Physical Planning & Urban Development in the County Government of Kiambu. 

And yes – in case you’re wondering, this post features all the relevant Kiambu building approval rates.  So, read along to find out what you stand to pay for: 

  • Approval of residential building plans in Kiambu. 
  • Approval of commercial building plans in Kiambu. 
  • Approval of institutional building plans in Kiambu. 
  • Approval of industrial building plans in Kiambu. 
  • Approval of minor renovations and repairs in Kiambu. 
  • Re-approval of previously approved building plans in Kiambu. 
  • Site construction board permit in Kiambu. 
  • Hoarding permit in Kiambu. 
  • Site inspection in Kiambu. 
  • Occupation permit in Kiambu. 

What’s more, we’ve broken down the Kiambu building approval costs into the fees you should expect to pay for various project sizes. 

2020/21 Kiambu County Building Approval Fees

Kiambu Building Approval Rates – Residential Projects 

kiambu building approval rates - residential projects

New Residential Projects – Approval of Building Plans

If you’re looking to submit a new residential project to the Kiambu County Government eDAMS system, here’s what you should expect to pay for building plan approval: 

0 to 46 square metres: Shs 5,400 for projects in urban areas; Shs 4,320 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 3,456 for projects in other areas. 

47 to 93 square metres: Shs 6,345 for projects in urban areas; Shs 5,076 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 4,061 for projects in other areas. 

94 to 140 square metres: Shs 10,125 for projects in urban areas; Shs 8,100 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 6,480 for projects in other areas. 

141 to 186 square metres: Shs 11,340 for projects in urban areas; Shs 9,072 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 7,258 for projects in other areas. 

187 to 240 square metres: Shs `15,120 for projects in urban areas; Shs 12,096 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 9,677 for projects in other areas. 

241 to 294 square metres: Shs 17,010 for projects in urban areas; Shs 13,608 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 10,886 for projects in other areas. 

295 to 350 square metres: Shs 18,900 for projects in urban areas; Shs 15,120 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 12,096 for projects in other areas. 

351 to 400 square metres: Shs 21,735 for projects in urban areas; Shs 17,388 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 13,910 for projects in other areas. 

401 to 465 square metres: Shs 23,400 for projects in urban areas; Shs 18,720 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 14,976 for projects in other areas. 

466 to 530 square metres: Shs 25,515 for projects in urban areas; Shs 20,412 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 16,330 for projects in other areas. 

531 to 595 square metres: Shs 28,350 for projects in urban areas; Shs 22,620 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 18,144 for projects in other areas. 

596 to 660 square metres: Shs 32,130 for projects in urban areas; Shs 25,704 for projects in peri-urban areas, and Shs 20,563 for projects in other areas. 

661 to 725 square metres: Shs 35,910 for projects in urban areas; Shs 28,728 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 22,982 for projects in other areas. 

726 to 790 square metres: Shs 38,700 for projects in urban areas; Shs 30,960 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 24,768 for projects in other areas. 

791 to 855 square metres: Shs 42,435 for projects in urban areas; Shs 33,948 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 27,158 for projects in other areas. 

856 to 930 square metres: Shs 44,685 for projects in urban areas; Shs 35,748 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 28,598 for projects in other areas. 

Beyond 930 square metres, each additional 93 square metres will cost you: Shs 5,400 for projects in urban areas; Shs 4,320 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 3,456 for projects in other areas. 

Stone boundary wall submitted without accompanying building plans (per linear metre): Shs 300 for projects in urban areas; Shs 200 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 100 for projects in other areas. 

Stone boundary wall accompanied by over 20% multi-dwelling residential project (per linear metre): Shs 200 for projects in urban areas; Shs 150 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 100 for projects in other areas.

Stone boundary wall accompanied by a single-dwelling residential project (per linear metre): Shs 100 for projects in urban areas; Shs 100 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 100 for projects in other areas.

Internal building alterations without introducing additional floor area: 15% of the rates you’d have paid for approval of the plinth area. 

Renewal of Residential Building Approval 

If the construction project is delayed for three years, this is what you’ll be required to pay Kiambu County Government for renewal of your residential building approval: 

0 to 46 square metres: Shs 1,800 for projects in urban areas; Shs 1,440 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 1,152 for projects in other areas. 

47 to 93 square metres: Shs 2,700 for projects in urban areas; Shs 2,160 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 1,728 for projects in other areas. 

94 to 140 square metres: Shs 3,600 for projects in urban areas; Shs 2,880 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 2,304 for projects in other areas. 

141 to 186 square metres: Shs 4,500 for projects in urban areas; Shs 3,600 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 3,456 for projects in other areas. 

187 to 240 square metres: Shs 5,400 for projects in urban areas; Shs 4,320 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 9,677 for projects in other areas. 

241 to 294 square metres: Shs 6,300 for projects in urban areas; Shs 5,040 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 4,032 for projects in other areas. 

295 to 350 square metres: Shs 7,200 for projects in urban areas; Shs 5,760 for projects in peri-urban areas, and Shs 4,608 for projects in other areas. 

351 to 400 square metres: Shs 8,100 for projects in urban areas; Shs 6,480 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 5,184 for projects in other areas. 

401 to 465 square metres: Shs 9,000 for projects in urban areas; Shs 7,200 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 5,760 for projects in other areas. 

466 to 530 square metres: Shs 9,900 for projects in urban areas; Shs 7,920 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 6,336 for projects in other areas. 

531 to 595 square metres: Shs 10,800 for projects in urban areas; Shs 8,640 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 6,192 for projects in other areas. 

596 to 660 square metres: Shs 11,700 for projects in urban areas; Shs 9,360 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 7,488 for projects in other areas. 

661 to 725 square metres: Shs 12,600 for projects in urban areas; Shs 10,080 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 8,064 for projects in other areas. 

726 to 790 square metres: Shs 13,500 for projects in urban areas; Shs 10,800 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 8,640 for projects in other areas. 

791 to 855 square metres: Shs 14,400 for projects in urban areas; Shs 11,520 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 9,216 for projects in other areas. 

856 to 930 square metres: Shs 15,300 for projects in urban areas; Shs 12,240 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 9,792 for projects in other areas. 

Beyond 930 square metres, each additional 93 square metres will cost you: Shs 450 for projects in urban areas; Shs 360 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 288 for projects in other areas. 

Stone boundary wall submitted without accompanying building plans (per linear metre): Shs 100 for projects in urban areas; Shs 75 for projects in peri-urban areas, and Shs 50 for projects in other areas. 

Stone boundary wall accompanied by over 20% multi-dwelling residential project (per linear metre): Shs 75 for projects in urban areas; Shs 50 for projects in peri-urban areas, and Shs 30 for projects in other areas.

Stone boundary wall accompanied by a single-dwelling residential project (per linear metre): Shs 35 for projects in urban areas; Shs 25 for projects in peri-urban areas, and Shs 20 for projects in other areas.

Internal building alterations without introducing additional floor area: 15% of the rates you’d have paid for approval renewal of the plinth area. 

Kiambu Building Approval Rates – Commercial Projects 

Kiambu Building Approval Rates - commercial projects

New Commercial Projects – Approval of Building Plans

If you’re putting up a new commercial development – like offices, retail spaces, a hotel, a club, or a shopping mall – here are the Kiambu building approval rates you’ll be required to pay: 

0 to 46 square metres: Shs 16,200 for projects in urban areas; Shs 12,960 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 10,368 for projects in other areas. 

47 to 93 square metres: Shs 18,144 for projects in urban areas; Shs 14,515.20 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 11,611.80 for projects in other areas. 

94 to 140 square metres: Shs 24,192 for projects in urban areas; Shs 19,353.60 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 15,482.70 for projects in other areas. 

141 to 186 square metres: Shs 27,216 for projects in urban areas; Shs 21,772.80 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 17,418.60 for projects in other areas. 

187 to 240 square metres: Shs 30,240 for projects in urban areas; Shs 24,192 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 19,353.60 for projects in other areas. 

241 to 294 square metres: Shs 34,776 for projects in urban areas; Shs 27.820.80 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 22,257 for projects in other areas. 

295 to 350 square metres: Shs 37,440 for projects in urban areas; Shs 29,952 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 23,961.60 for projects in other areas. 

351 to 400 square metres: Shs 40,824 for projects in urban areas; Shs 32,659.20 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 26,127 for projects in other areas. 

401 to 465 square metres: Shs 45,360 for projects in urban areas; Shs 36,288 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 29,030.40 for projects in other areas. 

466 to 530 square metres: Shs 51,408 for projects in urban areas; Shs 41,126.40 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 32,901.30 for projects in other areas. 

531 to 595 square metres: Shs 56,664 for projects in urban areas; Shs 45,331.20 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 36,264.60 for projects in other areas. 

596 to 660 square meters: Shs 61,920 for projects in urban areas; Shs 49,536 for projects in peri-urban areas, and Shs 39,628.80 for projects in other areas. 

661 to 725 square metres: Shs 67,896 for projects in urban areas; Shs 54,316.80 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 43,453.80 for projects in other areas. 

726 to 790 square metres: Shs 71,496 for projects in urban areas; Shs 57,196.80 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 45,757.80 for projects in other areas. 

791 to 855 square metres: Shs 76,752 for projects in urban areas; Shs 61,401.60 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 49,121.10 for projects in other areas. 

856 to 930 square metres: Shs 85,896 for projects in urban areas; Shs 68,716.80 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 54,973.80 for projects in other areas. 

Beyond 930 square metres, each additional 93 square metres will cost you: Shs 10,800 for projects in urban areas; Shs 8,640 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 6,912 for projects in other areas. 

Stone boundary wall submitted without accompanying building plans (per linear metre): Shs 450 for projects in urban areas; Shs 300 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 200 for projects in other areas. 

Stone boundary wall accompanied by over 20% commercial development (per linear metre): Shs 300 for projects in urban areas; Shs 200 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 100 for projects in other areas.

Internal building alterations without introducing additional floor area: 15% of the rates you’d have paid for approval of the plinth area. 

Renewal of Commercial Building Approval 

Then to renew previously approved commercial building plans, here are fees you should expect to pay (after three years have elapsed): 

0 to 46 square metres: Shs 5,760 for projects in urban areas; Shs 4,608 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 3,686.40 for projects in other areas. 

47 to 93 square metres: Shs 7,200 for projects in urban areas; Shs 5,760 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 4,608 for projects in other areas. 

94 to 140 square metres: Shs 8,640 for projects in urban areas; Shs 6,912 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 5,529.60 for projects in other areas. 

141 to 186 square metres: Shs 10,080 for projects in urban areas; Shs 8,064 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 6,451 for projects in other areas. 

187 to 240 square metres: Shs 11,520 for projects in urban areas; Shs 9,216 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 7,372.80 for projects in other areas. 

241 to 294 square metres: Shs 12,960 for projects in urban areas; Shs 10,368 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 8,294.40 for projects in other areas. 

295 to 350 square metres: Shs 14,400 for projects in urban areas; Shs 11,520 for projects in peri-urban areas, and Shs 9,216 for projects in other areas. 

351 to 400 square metres: Shs 15,840 for projects in urban areas; Shs 12,672 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 10,137.60 for projects in other areas. 

401 to 465 square metres: Shs 17,280 for projects in urban areas; Shs 13,824 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 11,059.20 for projects in other areas. 

466 to 530 square metres: Shs 18.720 for projects in urban areas; Shs 14,976 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 11,980.80 for projects in other areas. 

531 to 595 square metres: Shs 20,160 for projects in urban areas; Shs 16,128 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 12,902.40 for projects in other areas. 

596 to 660 square metres: Shs 21,600 for projects in urban areas; Shs 17,280 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 13,824 for projects in other areas. 

661 to 725 square metres: Shs 23,040 for projects in urban areas; Shs 18,432 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 14,745.60 for projects in other areas. 

726 to 790 square metres: Shs 24,480 for projects in urban areas; Shs 19,584 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 15,667.20 for projects in other areas. 

791 to 855 square metres: Shs 25,920 for projects in urban areas; Shs 20,736 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 16,588.60 for projects in other areas. 

856 to 930 square metres: Shs 27,360 for projects in urban areas; Shs 21,888 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 17,510.40 for projects in other areas. 

Beyond 930 square metres, each additional 93 square metres will cost you: Shs 864 for projects in urban areas; Shs 691 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 553 for projects in other areas. 

Stone boundary wall submitted without accompanying building plans (per linear metre): Shs 150 for projects in urban areas; Shs 100 for projects in peri-urban areas, and Shs 75 for projects in other areas. 

Stone boundary wall accompanied by over 20% commercial project (per linear metre): Shs 75 for projects in urban areas; Shs 50 for projects in peri-urban areas, and Shs 25 for projects in other areas.

Internal building alterations without introducing additional floor area: 15% of the rates you’d have paid for approval renewal of the plinth area. 

Kiambu Building Approval Fees – Institutional Projects

building plan approval kiambu - institutional projects

New Institutional Projects – Approval of Building Plans

When it comes to new institutional projects – like schools and training centres – here are the Kiambu building approval rates you’ll be required to pay: 

0 to 93 square metres: Shs 8,100 for projects in urban areas; Shs 6,480 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 5,184 for projects in other areas. 

94 to 140 square metres: Shs 9,072 for projects in urban areas; Shs 7,258 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 5,806 for projects in other areas. 

141 to 186 square metres: Shs 12,096 for projects in urban areas; Shs 9,677 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 7,741 for projects in other areas. 

187 to 240 square metres: Shs 13,608 for projects in urban areas; Shs 10,886 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 8,709 for projects in other areas. 

241 to 294 square metres: Shs 15,920 for projects in urban areas; Shs 12,096 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 9,677 for projects in other areas. 

295 to 350 square metres: Shs 17,338 for projects in urban areas; Shs 13,910 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 11,129 for projects in other areas. 

351 to 400 square metres: Shs 18,720 for projects in urban areas; Shs 14,976 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 11,981 for projects in other areas. 

401 to 465 square metres: Shs 20,412 for projects in urban areas; Shs 16,330 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 13,064 for projects in other areas. 

466 to 530 square metres: Shs 22,680 for projects in urban areas; Shs 18,144 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 14,515 for projects in other areas. 

531 to 595 square metres: Shs 25,704 for projects in urban areas; Shs 20,563 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 16,451 for projects in other areas. 

596 to 660 square meters: Shs 28,338 for projects in urban areas; Shs 22,666 for projects in peri-urban areas, and Shs 18,132 for projects in other areas. 

661 to 725 square metres: Shs 30,960 for projects in urban areas; Shs 24,768 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 19,814 for projects in other areas. 

726 to 790 square metres: Shs 33,948 for projects in urban areas; Shs 27,158 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 21,727 for projects in other areas. 

791 to 855 square metres: Shs 35,748 for projects in urban areas; Shs 28,598 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 22,879 for projects in other areas. 

856 to 930 square metres: Shs 42,948 for projects in urban areas; Shs 34,358 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 27,487 for projects in other areas. 

Beyond 930 square metres, each additional 93 square metres will cost you: Shs 5,400 for projects in urban areas; Shs 4,320 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 3,456 for projects in other areas. 

Stone boundary wall (per linear metre): Shs 100 for projects in urban areas; Shs 80 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 70 for projects in other areas. 

Internal building alterations without introducing additional floor area: 15% of the rates you’d have paid for approval of the plinth area. 

Renewal of Institutional Building Approval 

If you happen to delay the institutional project by three years, you can renew the building approval by paying the following fees: 

0 to 93 square metres: Shs 3,600 for projects in urban areas; Shs 2,880 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 2,304 for projects in other areas. 

94 to 140 square metres: Shs 4,320 for projects in urban areas; Shs 3,456 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 2,764.80 for projects in other areas. 

141 to 186 square metres: Shs 5,040 for projects in urban areas; Shs 4,032 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 3,225.60 for projects in other areas. 

187 to 240 square metres: Shs 5,760 for projects in urban areas; Shs 4,608 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 3,686 for projects in other areas. 

241 to 294 square metres: Shs 6,480 for projects in urban areas; Shs 5,184 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 4,147.20 for projects in other areas. 

295 to 350 square metres: Shs 7,200 for projects in urban areas; Shs 5,760 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 4,608 for projects in other areas. 

351 to 400 square metres: Shs 7,920 for projects in urban areas; Shs 6,336 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 5,068.80 for projects in other areas. 

401 to 465 square metres: Shs 8,640 for projects in urban areas; Shs 6,912 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 5,529 for projects in other areas. 

466 to 530 square metres: Shs 9,360 for projects in urban areas; Shs 7,488 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 5,990 for projects in other areas. 

531 to 595 square metres: Shs 10,080 for projects in urban areas; Shs 8,064 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 6,451.20 for projects in other areas. 

596 to 660 square meters: Shs 10,800 for projects in urban areas; Shs 8,640 for projects in peri-urban areas, and Shs 6,912 for projects in other areas. 

661 to 725 square metres: Shs 11,520 for projects in urban areas; Shs 9,216 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 7,372.80 for projects in other areas. 

726 to 790 square metres: Shs 12,240 for projects in urban areas; Shs 9,792 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 7,833.60 for projects in other areas. 

791 to 855 square metres: Shs 12,960 for projects in urban areas; Shs 10,368 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 8,294.40 for projects in other areas. 

856 to 930 square metres: Shs 13,680 for projects in urban areas; Shs 10,944 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 8,755.20 for projects in other areas. 

Beyond 930 square metres, each additional 93 square metres will cost you: Shs 432 for projects in urban areas; Shs 345.50 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 276.30 for projects in other areas. 

Stone boundary wall (per linear metre): Shs 45 for projects in urban areas; Shs 40 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 35 for projects in other areas. 

Internal building alterations without introducing additional floor area: 15% of the rates you’d have paid for approval of the plinth area. 

Kiambu Building Approval Rates – Industrial Projects

Industrial projects in kiambu

New Industrial Projects – Approval of Building Plans

For new industrial projects – such as factories and manufacturing plants – the Kiambu building approval rates you’ll be required to pay are as follows:

0 to 93 square metres: Shs 24,192 for projects in urban areas; Shs 19,354 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 15,483 for projects in other areas. 

94 to 140 square metres: Shs 27,216 for projects in urban areas; Shs 21,773 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 17,419 for projects in other areas. 

141 to 186 square metres: Shs 30,240 for projects in urban areas; Shs 24,192 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 19,354 for projects in other areas. 

187 to 240 square metres: Shs 37,440 for projects in urban areas; Shs 29,952 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 23,962 for projects in other areas. 

241 to 294 square metres: Shs 40,824 for projects in urban areas; Shs 32,659 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 26,127 for projects in other areas. 

295 to 350 square metres: Shs 45,360 for projects in urban areas; Shs 36,288 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 29,030 for projects in other areas. 

351 to 400 square metres: Shs 51,408 for projects in urban areas; Shs 41,126 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 32,901 for projects in other areas. 

401 to 465 square metres: Shs 56,664 for projects in urban areas; Shs 45,331 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 36,265 for projects in other areas. 

466 to 530 square metres: Shs 61,920 for projects in urban areas; Shs 49,536 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 39,629 for projects in other areas. 

531 to 595 square metres: Shs 67,176 for projects in urban areas; Shs 54,317 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 43,454 for projects in other areas. 

596 to 660 square meters: Shs 72,432, for projects in urban areas; Shs 57,197 for projects in peri-urban areas, and Shs 45,758 for projects in other areas. 

661 to 725 square metres: Shs 77,688 for projects in urban areas; Shs 61,402 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 49,121 for projects in other areas. 

726 to 790 square metres: Shs 82,944 for projects in urban areas; Shs 68,717 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 54,974 for projects in other areas. 

791 to 855 square metres: Shs 88,200 for projects in urban areas; Shs 69,811 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 55,849 for projects in other areas. 

856 to 930 square metres: Shs 93,860 for projects in urban areas; Shs 74,016 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 59,213 for projects in other areas. 

Beyond 930 square metres, each additional 93 square metres will cost you: Shs 10,800 for projects in urban areas; Shs 8,640 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 6,912 for projects in other areas. 

Stone boundary wall submitted without accompanying building plans (per linear metre): Shs 500 for projects in urban areas; Shs 400 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 350 for projects in other areas. 

Stone boundary wall accompanied by over 20% industrial development (per linear metre): Shs 400 for projects in urban areas; Shs 300 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 200 for projects in other areas.

Internal building alterations without introducing additional floor area: 15% of the rates you’d have paid for approval of the plinth area. 

Renewal of industrial Building Approval 

Once three years have elapsed without realizing an approved industrial project, you’re supposed to renew your building plan approvals after paying the following fees: 

0 to 46 square metres: Shs 14,400 for projects in urban areas; Shs 11,520 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 9,216 for projects in other areas. 

94 to 140 square metres: Shs 18,000 for projects in urban areas; Shs 14,400 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 11,520 for projects in other areas. 

141 to 186 square metres: Shs 21,600 for projects in urban areas; Shs 17,280 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 13,824 for projects in other areas. 

187 to 240 square metres: Shs 28,800 for projects in urban areas; Shs 23,040 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 18,432 for projects in other areas. 

241 to 294 square metres: Shs 36,000 for projects in urban areas; Shs 28,800 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 23,040 for projects in other areas. 

295 to 350 square metres: Shs 43,200 for projects in urban areas; Shs 34,560 for projects in peri-urban areas, and Shs 27,648 for projects in other areas. 

351 to 400 square metres: Shs 50,400 for projects in urban areas; Shs 40,320 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 32,256 for projects in other areas. 

401 to 465 square metres: Shs 57,600 for projects in urban areas; Shs 46,080 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 36,864 for projects in other areas. 

466 to 530 square metres: Shs 64,800.720 for projects in urban areas; Shs 51,840 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 41,472 for projects in other areas. 

531 to 595 square metres: Shs 67,176 for projects in urban areas; Shs 54,316.80 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 43,453.80 for projects in other areas. 

596 to 660 square metres: Shs 72,432 for projects in urban areas; Shs 57,196.80 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 45,757.80 for projects in other areas. 

661 to 725 square metres: Shs 77,688 for projects in urban areas; Shs 61,401.60 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 49,121.10 for projects in other areas. 

726 to 790 square metres: Shs 82,944 for projects in urban areas; Shs 68,716.80 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 54,973.80 for projects in other areas. 

791 to 855 square metres: Shs 88,200 for projects in urban areas; Shs 69,811.20 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 55,848.60 for projects in other areas. 

856 to 930 square metres: Shs 93,960.10 for projects in urban areas; Shs 74,016 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 59,212.80 for projects in other areas. 

Beyond 930 square metres, each additional 93 square metres will cost you: Shs 108 for projects in urban areas; Shs 86 for projects in peri-urban areas; and Shs 69 for projects in other areas. 

Stone boundary wall submitted without accompanying building plans (per linear metre): Shs 400 for projects in urban areas; Shs 350 for projects in peri-urban areas, and Shs 300 for projects in other areas. 

Stone boundary wall accompanied by over 20% industrial project development (per linear metre): Shs 255 for projects in urban areas; Shs 170 for projects in peri-urban areas, and Shs 85 for projects in other areas.

Internal building alterations without introducing additional floor area: 15% of the rates you’d have paid for approval renewal of the plinth area. 

Kiambu Building Approval Rates – Minor Renovations and Repairs

If you’re planning to conduct minor renovations or repairs on your building, here’s what you’ll pay for the permits in Kiambu County: 

Internal renovation or repair permit for commercial and industrial buildings will cost you shs 15,000. 

External renovation or repair permit for commercial and industrial buildings will cost you shs 7,500. 

Internal / External renovation or repair permit for residential and institutional buildings will cost you shs 2,500. 

Kiambu Building Approval Rates – Other Construction Permits 

Hoarding Permit

In addition to the Kiambu building approval rates, you’ll be required to pay the following for the site hoarding permit (this applies to residential, industrial, commercial, and institutional projects in all zones): 

For a hoarded area of 0 to 20 square metres, you’ll be charged Shs 4,000 per year. 

For a hoarded area of 21 to 50 square metres, you’ll be charged Shs 6,000 per year. 

For a hoarded area of 51 to 100 square metres, you’ll be charged Shs 9,000 per year. 

For a hoarded area of 101 to 150 square metres, you’ll be charged Shs 12,000 per year. 

For a hoarded area that stretches beyond 150 square metres, you’ll be charged Shs 100 for each additional square metre per year. 

Construction Site Board Fees

To put up a 1200mm by 2000mm site construction board, Kiambu County will charge you as follows for the permit: 

Shs 1,000 for a single dwelling development. 

Shs 6,000 for any other type of development. 

Site Inspection For Post Approval And Occupancy

Once your building plans are approved and the project gets underway, you’ll be expected to apply for site inspection. The fees you’ll pay for each application are as follows: 

Shs 9,000 for single dwelling developments. 

Shs 18,000 for industrial, institutional, commercial, recreational, and multi-dwelling residential developments. 

Shs 27,000 for comprehensive mixed-use developments. 

Occupation Permit

When your project is done and you need certification from the County Government of Kiambu, the Occupation Permit application form will cost you Shs 1,000, while the Occupation permit itself will cost you: 

Shs 3,000 for a single dwelling development. 

Shs 3,000 per unit for flats. 

Shs 50 per square metre for offices and commercial developments. 

Shs 60 per square metre for an industrial development. 

Authority Letter for Temporary Boundary Fencing (Concrete Poles / Chain Link Fence)

Otherwise, if you intend to fence your plot with temporary fencing like chain link, the Kiambu County Government will charge you as follows for the permit: 

Shs 5,000 per plot in urban areas

Shs 3,000 per plot in peri-urban areas. 

Shs 2,000 per plot in other areas. 

Over to You 

To establish your total Kiambu building approval rates, simply add all the fees that apply to your development. 

A typical commercial project, for instance, will be required to pay for: 

  • Building plan approval. 
  • A hoarding permit.
  • A site construction board permit. 
  • Site inspection. 
  • Boundary wall approval. 
  • Public health inspection.
  • Public health evaluation. 
  • Fire safety inspection. 
  • Occupation permit. 
  • NEMA approval. 

For an accurate estimate of the total Kiambu building approval rates you stand to incur by the end of it all, feel free to get in touch with us today. We’ll also help you plan your project spending accordingly. 


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