The New Lagos State Government Renovation Permit Requirements

The Lagos State Government has recently announced new regulations requiring permits for all renovations to existing structures, including even minor changes like replacing floor tiles. This directive, issued by the Lagos State Physical Planning Permit Authority (LASPPPA), emphasizes the need for property owners and developers to obtain proper planning permits before commencing renovation.

What Does This Mean?

The new regulation ensures that all building renovations adhere to safety and planning standards. By requiring permits for even minor changes, the Lagos State Government hopes to maintain structural integrity and aesthetic standards across the state.

Do I Need a Renovation Permit If I Have a Building Permit?
Yes, you still need a renovation permit even if you have a building permit. The building permit covers significant structural changes and additions, ensuring they meet all planning and safety regulations. However, a separate renovation permit is required for minor works or cosmetic changes, such as replacing floor tiles or repainting. This ensures that all modifications comply with state regulations regardless of their scale.

Key Points of the New Regulations

  1. Mandatory Permits: All property owners must obtain a renovation permit for any renovation work, no matter how minor, including replacing floor tiles, painting, or other cosmetic changes.
  2. Compliance and Enforcement: The Lagos State Government is serious about enforcement. Properties undergoing renovations without the required permits risk penalties and legal action.

    For more detailed information, you can read more here.

    Requirements For Renovation Permit
  1. Letter of Application 
  2. Title Document 
  3. Survey
  4. Former Approval or As-built Architectural Drawings
  5. Letter of Stability from Regs. Engineer


The Lagos State Government has also announced that all property owners and developers of existing developments (completed) without approved planning permits (building plan approvals) have a 90-day grace period (from May 2nd to July 30th, 2024) to submit the appropriate documents. 


Requirements For Assessment

  1. Title document/proof of ownership
  2. Survey plan.
  3. As-built Architectural Drawings.
  4. Structural, Electrical, and mechanical drawings (where applicable).
  5. Non-Destructive Integrity Test Report (where applicable)
  6. Letter of structural stability and indemnity (where applicable)
  7. Land Use Planning Analysis Report. 
  8. Applicants must be tax-compliant
  9. Other supporting documents where applicable.

For more detailed information, you can read the official announcement here.