Home » Categories » Real Estate

Building permits on Ambergris Caye: What are the requirements for building on Ambergris Caye? Permits, time constraints, can we be our own builder and can we bring our own plans from a USA certified architect?

You will need a building permit.  Complete plans are to be submitted to the local housing authority for review, after which permits are issued.
Go to the Town Board and ask for zoning and other conditions that affect your area before designing a home.    The plans you submit must be drafted by a local, approved architect.
You can legally be your own builder, but I don't recommend doing this yourself.    The learning curve is expensive, and there is no way to tell you all you need to know in advance.  
Supplies are a whole other subject.  They come from here and there, and learning sourcing takes time.  Lots of building goes on here so materials are available but learning logistics is not so easy. 
If you do hire a crew on your own, get copies of labour laws and be sure to follow them carefully.
0 (0)
Article Rating (0 Votes)
Rate this article
  • Icon PDFExport to PDF
  • Icon MS-WordExport to MS Word
Attachments Attachments
There are no attachments for this article.
Comments Comments
There are no comments for this article. Be the first to post a comment.
Related Articles RSS Feed
Five Things You Must Know Before Buying Property In Belize
Viewed 3946 times since Mon, Aug 15, 2011
Where can i go to look for real estate?
Viewed 8162 times since Thu, Dec 7, 2006
Insuring Your Property
Viewed 2024 times since Mon, Oct 24, 2011
How to Buy Property in Belize
Viewed 3150 times since Tue, May 20, 2014
The Top 11 Reasons to Invest in Belize
Viewed 3377 times since Wed, Nov 6, 2013
I was in Belize for the first time a couple months ago, and my wife and I are thinking of purchasing a property in Ambergris Caye where we could live for several months of the year. I spoke to a bank in my city, and they told me they will not give a
Viewed 2734 times since Sun, May 27, 2012
StrataTitle - What is it, and how is it applied?
Viewed 2398 times since Mon, Oct 24, 2011
How to get building permits in Belize
Viewed 2566 times since Sat, Jan 4, 2014