The piloting of the DevelopTT system officially began today, Wednesday 4th March 2020, at the North Regional Office (NRO) of the Town and Country Planning Division (TCPD) of the Ministry of Planning and Development. The piloting of DevelopTT will run for a three-month period and will see the system welcoming the submission of digital planning permission applications.
“The DevelopTT pilot is the precursor to the nationwide rollout of the Automated Construction Permitting System (ACPS) in Trinidad and Tobago. The primary purpose of the pilot is to demonstrate that the ACPS works efficiently in the fast-paced, permitting environment as designed and as expected”
In the first month of the DevelopTT Pilot, digital planning permission applications within the boundaries of the Port of Spain City Corporation (T1 M Planning region) will be accepted via the system.
In the second and third months of the pilot, digital planning permission applications which fall within the boundaries of the Diego Martin and San Juan/Laventille Regional Corporations, as well as the Port of Spain City Corporation, will be accepted through the system.
On Friday 28th February 2020, key officials from the Ministry, including Permanent Secretary Ms. Joanne Deoraj and TCPD Director Ms. Marie Hinds, met with Port of Spain Mayor Joel Martinez. During the meeting, Mayor Martinez endorsed DevelopTT and committed to ensuring that the Port of Spain City Corporation does its part to facilitate the success of the pilot.
DevelopTT is Trinidad and Tobago’s online portal for development permitting and is an undertaking of the Ministry of Planning and Development in collaboration with the Ministry of Trade and Industry. DevelopTT transforms the construction permitting process from a paper-based process to an online system.
The DevelopTT pilot is the precursor to the nationwide rollout of the Automated Construction Permitting System (ACPS) in Trinidad and Tobago. The primary purpose of the pilot is to demonstrate that the ACPS works in the fast-paced, permitting environment as designed and as expected. Additionally, the pilot will ensure DevelopTT meets the business requirements of agencies and end users involved in development permitting in Trinidad and Tobago.
The Ministry invites members of the public to register for the new e-service today! Users must be registered with ttconnect and hold valid TTBizLink credentials in order to access the portal.