Schedule of Fees
Fees charged by the Department for processing development/building applications vary widely across the 170 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in Ghana. The fees are based on the fee fixing resolution of the MMDAs. It must also be noted that Development/Building Permit Fees are different from Development Application Processing Fees.

For purposes of providing some guidance to clients, the following are some of the direct services offered and fees charged directly by the Accra Metropolitan Office of the Department.Disclaimer:This information may not reflect current services and fees of the AMA.Kindly check with the AMA for current information

SCHEDULE OF FEES FOR DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS – EFFECTIVE MAY 2009 (LOCAL GOVERNMENT BULLETIN 20TH FEBRUARY 2009)

DESCRIPTION FEES FOR 2008 (GH¢)
FEES FOR 2009 (GH¢)
1. PROCESSING FEES - BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATIONS
Residential Buildings
Single Storey Residential Development
Two (2)Storey Residential Development
Three (3) Storey Residential Development (Below A Gross Floor Area Of 5,000 Sq Ft)
Three (3) Storey And Above Residential Development (Above A Gross Floor Area Of 5,000 Sq. Ft)
Extension Time

45.00
60.00
80.00

84.00 + 30% of 66 per gross floor area of 5,000 sq. ft.
51.00

50.00
66.00
88.00

84.00 + 30% of 66 per gross floor area of 5,000 sq. ft.
56.00
Commercial Buildings
Single Storey Commercial Development
Two (2)Storey Commercial Development
Three (3) Storey Commercial Development (Below Gross Floor Area Of 5,000 Sq. Ft.)
Three (3) Storey And Above Commercial Development (Below A Gross Floor Area Of 5,000 Sq.ft
Extension Time

51.00
76.00
84.00

120.00 + 30% of 84 per gross floor area of 5,000 sq. ft.
51.00

56.00
84.00
93.00

120.00 + 30% of 84 per gross floor area of 5,000 sq. ft.
56.00
Offices
Up To 2 Storey Development
Three (3) Storey Development (less than a gross floor area of 5,000 sq.ft)
Three (3) Storey And Above Development (above a gross floor area of 5,000 sq. ft.)…
Extension Of Time

76.00
84.00

100 + 30% of 84 per gross floor area of 5,000 sq. ft.
51.00

84.00
93.00

100 + 30% of 84 per gross floor area of 5,000 sq. ft.
56.00
Mixed Development
Shops / Offices /Residential (1 Storey)
Residential / Shops & Offices (up to 2- storey)
Three (3) Storey (less than a gross floor area of 5,000 sq. ft.
Three (3) Storey (above a gross floor area of 5,000 sq.ft.

Extension of Time

84.00
108.00
150.00
150 + 30% of 120 per gross floor area of 5,000 sq. ft.
63.00

92.00
118.80
150
150 + 30% of 120 per gross floor area of 5,000 sq. ft.
69.30
Educational
Single (1) Storey
Two (2) storey
Three (3) Storey and above
Extension of Time

51.00
69.00
76.00
51.00

56.00
76.00
84.00
56.00
Hotels/Guest Houses
Single (1) Storey
Two (2) storey
Three (3) Storey (less than a gross floor area of 5,000 sq. ft.
Three (3) Storey (above a gross floor area of 5,000 sq. ft.

Extension of Time
Motels
Extension of Time

110.00
130.00
150.00
150 + 30% of 120 per gross floor area of 5,000 sq. ft.
51.00
76.00
51.00

121.00
143.00
165.00
150 + 30% of 150 per gross floor area of 5,000 sq. ft.
56.00
84.00
56.00
Filling Stations /Gas Plants
Gas Plant only
Fuel Service only
Fuel Service & Mart / Restaurant

144.00
144.00
144 + 30% of 144 per gross floor area of 5,000 sq. ft.
158.00
158.00
158 + 30% of 158 per gross floor area of 5,000 sq. ft.
Telecom Masts
Installation
Site selection
Penalty

250.00
100.00
10,000.00

250.00
100.00
10,000.00
2. APPLICATION IN PRINCIPLE
150.00 250.00
3. SUBDIVISION OF PLOTS
Residential
Commercial
Industrial

200.00
300.00
500.00

220.00
330.00
550.00
4. CHANGE OF USE 200.00 220.00
5. REZONING
Residential
Commercial
Industrial

300.00
400.00
500.00

330.00
440.00
550.00
6. TRACING OF SITE PLAN 10.00 per plot 11.00 per plot
7. PLANNING COMMENTS/ ADVICE
10.00
12.00
8. EXTRACT (PLANNING SCHEME)
15.00 16.50
9. EXTRACT AND PLANNING COMMENTS
20.00 22.00
10. SEARCH FOR ZONING STATUS 8.00 per plot 8.80 per plot