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Turks and Caicos Islands Planning Department

Leeward Highway, Providenciales
The Turks and Caicos Islands Planning Department.

The Planning Department was established by the Physical Planning Ordinance in 1990, and is one of the younger governmental departments in the Turks and Caicos. Its primary duties are to oversee development and ensure that the building code is adhered to. The department is under the purview of the Ministry of Infrastructure, Housing and Planning.

Office Location

The Planning Department is located at the Emily House complex is in the central Leeward Highway area.

Turks and Caicos Planning Guidelines

The building code in the Turks and Caicos generally follows that of Miami-Dade County in the United States, especially in regard to hurricane construction requirements.

The plumbing code general follows the International Plumbing Code (IPC).

It’s required to display an advertisement notifying public of the construction, including the planning code (such as PR0000 for applications based in Providenciales).

Application Requirements

  • Cover Form application
  • The planning fees
  • Plans and drawings
  • All applications and drawings must be submitted in triplicate

Located in Leeward Highway

Leeward Highway is the main highway on Providenciales, and runs from the Downtown and airport area to the far eastern end of the island. Many of the island’s larger stores and businesses are located along this four-lane route.