Public Advisory: Arrangements at the Town and Country Planning Division (TCPD) from September 04, 2020. 

In light of recent developments regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, and in compliance to the new Public Health regulations, public access to all of the offices of the Town and Country Planning Division (TCPD) has been restricted. In an effort to continue to serve the public, the following interim measures from September 04, 2020 are applicable:

Note that the “Drop Box” will only be available to facilitate submissions for Status of Land/Stamp Duty, Liquor Licenses and Complaint Matters. 

Submission of Applications – “Drop Boxes” will continue to be used at the East, South and Tobago Regional Offices to facilitate the submission of NEW applications, and Complaint Matters. Members of the public are reminded that applications must satisfy the guidelines provided by the Town and Country Planning Division. It is imperative that the envelopes be sealed and that an e-mail address be included in the package. Receipts will be scanned and emailed to applicants.

Online Submissions/North Regional Office (NRO) –  From September 1, 2020, all NEW applications for the NRO are to be submitted via the paperless construction application system, DevelopTT. Applicants can register for use of the service via the TTbizlink web portal or contact support@developtt.gov.tt for further guidance.

Note that the “Drop Box” will only be available to facilitate submissions for Status of Land/Stamp Duty, Liquor Licenses and Complaint Matters.

Public Day/Meetings / Discussions with Officers – In order to avoid members of the public physically visiting the Town and Country Planning Division’s offices in Port of Spain, Tunapuna, San Fernando and Tobago, the public is advised to schedule appointments via email (see contact information below). Appointments will be scheduled based on the specific circumstances of the request or inquiry. Where possible, staff of the TCPD will arrange to meet with applicants using available virtual platforms such as Microsoft Teams or Zoom.

Collection of Responses – Applicants will be contacted by the relevant Regional Offices with respect to the collection of responses to applications.

Application Forms – Application forms are available online via https://www.planning.gov.tt/tcpd-services/application-forms.
Contact Information: Members of the public are kindly asked to contact officers of the division via e-mail.

 

Town and Country Planning Division’s Updated Covid-19 Protocols (as of September 4, 2020)