Step 1: Submits drawings to the Public Works Department in triplicate (3) to be reviewed and assessed.

Step 2: Once approved, the customer is issued the permit as well as an approval letter.

Method of Applying

In Person

Turn Around Time

Maximum of 4 Week for Approval

Additional Notes

If application is denied (does not meet the requirements), a formal letter will be sent stating the specific instructions on the steps needed to reach set requirements for approval.

Inspections are carried on based on request by contractor, agent or property owner. A 24 hours notice is required for all inspections on Tortola and 48 hours for Sister Islands.

Any changes to approved drawings must be approved by the Building Inspection Unit, PWD and the Town and Country Planning Department.

A stamped copy of all drawings must be on-site throughout construction and at time of inspections.


Department Contact Information

Public Works Department

P.O.Box 284
Road Town, Tortola
Virgin Islands (British) VG1110

Business Hours:

Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Roads  : 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Email Address:

Telephone:1(284) 468 5902 | 1(284) 494-2722
Fax:1(284) 468 5726

Sister Islands Contact Information

The Settlement, Anegada
Telephone:1(284) 468 5902 | 1(284) 494-2722

Virgin Gorda
The Valley, Virgin Gorda
Telephone: 1(284) 468-6515

Jost Van Dyke
East End, Jost Van Dyke
Telephone: 1(284) 468 9688