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TCPD’S SOUTH REGIONAL OFFICE SET FOR DEVELOPTT INTEGRATION ON JUNE 28

Caption: The TCPD South Regional Office serves the regions T6: Sangre Grande, Mayaro/ Rio Claro; T7: Couva/Tabaquite/ Talparo, Princess Town and San Fernando; T8: Penal/Debe, Point Fortin and Siparia.

 

Effective Monday 28th June 2021, the Town and Country Planning Division’s (TCPD) online platform for development permitting, DevelopTT, will launch the Stamp Duty Exemption Correspondence and Status of Land Correspondence e-Services at the South Regional Office (SRO).

  1. such, manual applications for the Stamp Duty Exemption Correspondence and Status of Land Correspondence will no longer be accepted at the SRO effective June 28th 2021. Stakeholders within the region are encouraged to register for the DevelopTT platform to utilize these soon to be launched e-Services.

The SRO is currently being operationalized in preparation for its successful DevelopTT integration with continued training, registration and other key measures having been undertaken since the turn of the year. The Division would also like to note that upon successful integration of the Stamp Duty Exemption Correspondence and Status of Land Correspondence e-Services, the DevelopTT Planning Permission e-Service will be made available to the SRO. This e-Service will allow applications to be processed digitally at the respective South-based Municipal Corporations.

With the aim of “transforming the construction permitting process” through its DevelopTT platform officially initiated in March 2020, the Division launched both the Stamp Duty Exemption Correspondence and Status of Land Correspondence digital e-services in the T1 and T5 Planning Regions in February 2021. On April 30 2021, the TCPD’s North Regional Office (NRO) which covers both the T1 and T5 Planning Regions, ceased the acceptance of paper-based applications for the two services.

To date, the NRO has received over 20 Stamp Duty Exemption Correspondence applications and approximately 70 Status of Land Correspondence applications via the DevelopTT platform.

The Status of Land Correspondence is a request for information from the TCPD on a parcel of land, while a Stamp Duty Exemption Correspondence is a request for information on the status (land use policy and previous permissions) of a parcel of land for stamp duty purposes.

The following documents must be uploaded/submitted with Status of Land Correspondence applications:

§ Deed or Certificate of Title.

§ Cadastral Sheet/ Survey Plan for the site in question.

Be reminded that Prospective DevelopTT users must be registered with valid TTBizLink credentials to utilize the platform www.developtt.gov.tt . The DevelopTT Helpdesk Team can be contacted via e-mail at support@developtt.gov.tt.