Building Plan Progress





Before you submit your building plans for approval​

Who has to submit building plans?

The short answer is everyone. Any new building and any alteration that adds on to or changes the structure of an existing building must go to the City's (Planning) Development Management Department for approval.

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Building plans application forms

Download the three forms below for building applications. Print them out and fill them in, then submit them to the Development Planning Department counter on the ground floor of the Metro Centre in Braamfontein.

The forms, in Adobe Acrobat format, are:


  • Application for approval of a building plan
  • Appointment of a registered person
  • Certificate by registered person (Structural System)


To lodge an application in terms of the prescribed guidelines complete the form below and submit to the City of Johannesburg

Provisional Authorization Letter of Request


Keep track of your Building Plan application!

Select the "Building plan Progress" link to track the progress of your application​.

This webpage was designed to give online information to owners, architects, draughtspersons, agents etc. regarding building plan applications.

This information is linked to the summary page of the BAS (Building Plan Application) system and reflects the progress that has been made with the approval of the plan.

Please use the search engine to search for your application by putting in your Stand number or Applicant name or Application Number or Township Name.

If you have any queries regarding your Building Plan Application and Progress, contact our Planning Department. For contact details please refer to our Contact Us page.          



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