The Jamaica Development Application Portal (JDAP)

An online platform that enablesĀ youĀ toĀ submit development applications. Registered usersĀ can make secure payments online, update information, upload attachmentsĀ andĀ seeĀ their application status, reports and comments.Ā 

You need a building permit if you seek to change the use of a property, plan and build, outline or demolish a building or renew or retain a structure. You will also require an environmental permit. JDAP allows you to apply for both in a convenient and transparent process.

Please note that you are still required to submit four hard copies of your building plans.Ā 

How it works?

It’s really simple. Follow the steps and get started today!

Register/Request Customer No.

Register/Request Customer No.

Users who intend to submit or track a development application must register an account on JDAP. If you have never submitted a development application before, you will have to request a Customer Number, which will be e-mailed to you.


Once you have a registered account, you may login with your e-mail address and password to access JDAP. You will then be able to submit applications, upload attachments, make payments and track your application status.
Apply for a Permit

Apply for a Permit

After logging in, you may click ā€˜Apply for a Permitā€™. You will be taken to a page where you will begin a six-step process, starting with you selecting your type of application ā€“ an Environmental Permit Application or a Municipal Corporation Building Application.

What are the benefits of using JDAP?

JDAP makes the development application process more accessible any time and anywhere via an online platform used by the public and the relevant authorities.

Users can easily track the statuses of applications online as well as see fees and make payments. JDAP also facilitates a quicker response time and promotes accountability and transparency in the process.

Development Application Review Process connected in one place...

The development application process is a consultative one among several entities for the processing of building and environmental permit applications. Building applications start at the Local Planning Authority/Municipal Corporations recommend that this be deleted because not all building applications are referred to National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) and like other Agencies in the building process NEPA is just a commenting agency so the last sentence in the first paragraph would cover NEPA. Several other agencies are required to comment on the various types of application and are included in the process as commenting agencies.

JDAP has all the key decision makers in theĀ development application review process ā€“ the local authorities and the relevant agencies ā€“ in a workflow so that all entities can view the application simultaneously, review, comment, and provide recommendations accordingly.

Entities supported by the Jamaica Development and Application Portal