The Overstrand Council has approved the request from the Building Control Department to assist property owners across the Overstrand, whose houses were destroyed or badly damaged during the devastating fires at the beginning of the year.

Residents, who have been affected by disasters and who are in the process of rebuilding their homes, will be charged a fixed amount of R500 (excluding VAT) for building plan fees.

Normally, the 2018/19 tariff of charges for Building Plan Applications for a house of 250m² is R10 000.

The municipality took this decision in an effort to assist residents who suffered great financial losses.

The period for reduced building plan fees for buildings destroyed or badly damaged during disasters, will be until 30 June 2021.

Should you require further information and/or advice in this regard, please feel free to contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit

16 Paterson Street, House no. 2
Tel: 028 313 8089

1 Kapokblom Street
Tel 028 384 8321

17 Queen Victoria Street
Tel: 028 341 8500

37 Fifth Avenue
Tel: 028 271 8427