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Strategic Executive: Mr. P van Rensburg

Our goal is to guide and manage the effective and efficient urban planning of Windhoek through an innovative, forward thinking and cooperative approach. Despite numerous challenges we believe Windhoek can develop to be an engaging and dynamic place to be. We strive to set adequate policy to balance the vital interest of public need, development drive, infrastructure and resident concern to ensure a prosperous city of the future.

Dominant in our approach is low congestion, yet effortless urban mobility to facilitate work and leisure. Together we believe we can contribute to reaching our objectives including accessibility, sustainability, environmental quality, climate resilience and social equity, which will improve the quality of life of all Windhoek residents:

Contact us at:

(061) 290 2482 or

The Department consists of the following Divisions:

Building Control

All building work carried out within the City of Windhoek should meet current building codes and regulation requirements. Our Building Control service ensures that buildings are designed and constructed in accordance with the Building Regulations and associated legislation

Contact us for:

  • Building Permits and inspections
  • Compliance Certificates and inspections
  • Regulatory Enforcement

Useful information:

  • Windhoek Building Regulations Click Here
  • Application for copy of building plan Click Here
  • Building Plan Submission Check List Click Here
  • Compliance Certificate Application form Click Here
  • Consent Form – Relaxation of Building Lines Click Here
  • Building Permit Application Form
  • MoA for Conveyancing Click Here

Planning, Design and Traffic Flow

The City of Windhoek’s Transport Network is the backbone on which the city is founded. The Division assumes the critical responsibility for the planning, design and management of the transport system including effective storm water management aimed at ensuring optimal urban mobility and safe and efficient transport for all modes of transport, including Non-Motorised Transport.

Contact us for:

  • Speed Calming or Road Safety Enquiries
  • Flood Line Enquiries
  • Future Road or Public Transport Planning
  • Traffic congestion or mobility concerns

Useful information:

  • Roads Master Plan for Windhoek Click Here
  • Non-Motorised Transport Strategy – Final Report Click Here

Urban Policy

Guiding development and land use management through the setting of appropriate policy to promote a sustainable, well integrated and liveable city of the future.

Contact us for:

  • Subdivisions
  • Consolidations
  • Land use change applications
  • Consent use applications
  • Resident Occupations
  • Regulatory Enforcement

Useful information:

Sustainable Development

Achieving a sustainable city in line with SDG 11 through meticulous long term planning, data gathering and processing.

Contact us for:

  • Spatial data and statistics
  • Township Establishment within development boundaries
  • Township Establishment on private land outside development boundaries

Useful information:

Public Transportation

The City of Windhoek’s Public transportation system is not only a primary contributor to the building of a strong economy for Windhoek and surrounds, but also plays a major role in social upliftment and poverty reduction by transporting people to and from work and social necessities thereby driving inclusive accessibility.

Contact us for:

  • Bus timetables
  • Bus hire
  • Taxi ranks & stops

Useful information:

  • The Sustainable Urban Transport Master Plan Click Here

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