Building Permits

Permits guarantee that structures are built according to standard engineering principles, minimizing the risk of collapse, fire hazards, and other safety concerns.

  • They ensure adherence to building codes and standards, leading to better construction quality and increased longevity of structures.
  • Permits encourage the use of eco-friendly materials and construction practices, promoting sustainable development in the municipality.
  • Permits help regulate land use and ensure new developments align with the municipality's overall development plan.
  • Permit fees contribute to the Assembly's budget, enabling us to invest in essential public services and infrastructure.

Obtaining a Building Permit in Tema West Municipal Assembly: Acquiring a building permit in Tema West is a straightforward process:

  • 1. Gather Required Documents: Prepare the necessary documents as outlined on the TWMA website, including architectural plans, land ownership documents, etc. This includes;
  • • 4 building drawings
    • Documents to proof ownership of Land other agencies, professionals and authorities if Commercial build be allowed to purchase building permit application form if he/she satisfies the pre-submission requirements application form with all relevant document to the spatial planning secretariat for processing.
  • 2. Submit Application: Submit your application and documents to the Physical Planning Department of TWMA .
  • 3. Site Inspection: A TWMA officials will conduct a site inspection to verify and confirm the information provided and site ground situation is within the assemblies planned layout and processing fees paid.
  • 4. Technical Review: The application undergoes technical review by the technical sub-committee and take decisions on application. The leasing fee is Non-refundable.
  • 5. Permit Issuance: Upon approval, you will receive your building permit after paying the prescribed fees within a period of 30 days if no queries are raised on submitted documents.


    Building without a permit is illegal and can attract penalties.
    The permit application process may vary depending on the project's size and complexity
    Seeking guidance from professionals like architects and engineers is encouraged.

The Tema West Municipal Assembly is committed to streamlining the building permit process and providing efficient services to our residents. We encourage everyone to obtain the necessary permits before commencing construction to ensure safe, sustainable, and well-planned development in our municipality.