KANO STATE URBAN DEVELOPMENT (BUILDING) REGULATIONS
Kano State of Nigeria Gazelle No. 2, Volume 22, 23rd July, l988~Supplement Part B.
ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS
PART I: PRELIMINARY
PART II: APPLICATION FOR BUILDING PLAN
4. Application for approval of Building Plan.
5. Assessment Few.
PART III: RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT
6. Requirements for Plots in Layouts.
7. Plots Outside a Layout
8. Approval Housing Estates.
9. Categories of Layouts ‘
10. Plots Sizes in the Layout
ll. Row Housing
12. Height Limitation
l3. Screen for Spaces Upstairs l
14. Airport Vicinity ‘
15. Neighborhood’s Privacy
16. Boundary Lines
17. Number of Rooms
l8. Height ‘
19. Boys Quarters ,
20. Stairways and Landings
21. Closed Courtyard
23. Fence and Gates
7.4. Pit Latrines
25. Vegetation and Other Facilities.
PART IV: COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT
28. Vehicular Parking
29. Public Facilities and Convenience
PART V: PETROL FILLING STATION
30. Application for Permission
31. Set Backs
PART VI: INSTITUTIONAL BUILDING
32. Public and Private Institutions
33. Health Institutions
35. Parking Spaces
36. Other Health Regulations
37. Educational Institutions
38. Location of Educational Institutions
39. Other Regulations
PART: VII INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT
40. Industrial Plots
4l. General Requirements
42. Site Coverage
43. Set Backs
PART VIII= VENTILATION
44. Rooms, Offices and Spaces
46. Toilet, Washing Places
47‘ Staircase vent
49′ Natural Light
PART IX: SANITARY
50. Connecting with Public Sewer
51.Where there is no Public Sewer
53. Disposal of Foul
54. Sanitary Pipes
56. Ventilation and Sewers
57. Septic Tank
59‘ Rain Water
61. Rain Water Pipe
62. Rain Water Tank
63. Open Drainage
64.Covering Open Drain
65. General Requirement of 0pen Drain
66. Earth Drain
Part X: MINIMUM STANDARD
69. External and Internal Walls
70. Saving Clause
PART XI: ESTABLISHMENT OF A BUILDING INSPECT.[ON DIVISION
71. Building Inspection Division
72. Site Inspection
73. Joint Inspection
75. Stages of Supervision
76. Certificate of Completion
78. Abatement Notice
79. Demolishing Exercise
80. Where Compensation is Payable
81. Signing of Stop Notices
82. Serving Notices
83. Address of The Notices
PART XII MISCELLANEOUS
84. Registration of Unapproved billing
85. Resettlement Areas
86. Obstruction Boards Officials
89. Fire Safety Device.
86. Obstructing Board’s officials
89. Fire Safety device
kano S. L. N. No. l of 1988
KANO STATE URBAN DEVELOPMENT BOARD EDICT 1976 (EDICT NO. 5 OF 1976)
KANO STATE URBAN DEVELOPMENT (BUILDING)
In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 29 of the Kano State Urban Development Board Edict 1976 and all other powers enabling me in that behalf, I, GROUP CAPTAIN MOHAMMED NDATSU UMARU, Military Governor of Kano State of Nigeria I hereby make the following Regulations :——
PART I: PRELIMINARY
1. These Regulations may be cited as Kano State _Urban Planning and Development (Building) Regulations 1987.
Citation and Commencement
2. In these Regulations unless the context otherwise requires :— mm‘ ,
“Applicant” includes any person, corporation, association, institution who applies to the Board for building approval. “Architectural Drawing” means :1 drawing or plan prepared by at qualified Architect, or Draughtsman showing site plan, dimension and details of proposed building. “Authorized Officer” means an officer of the Board authorized and empowered by the Management or the Board to carry out any duty under these Regulations. “Board” means the Kano State Urban Development Board.
“Buffer Zone“ means an area or strip of land located and
planted usually with trees to provide a screen between residential
areal and commercial/Industrial area or between two distinct
“Building” means any structure whether permanent or ” not
erected or made on, in, over or under any land and includes the
hind on, in, over or under which the building is erected.
“Commercial Building” includes the development of use of land
for the purpose of shop, office, overnight accommodation on
commercial basis, were house, catering facilities, night club,
wayside stall, cinema theater, sports stadium, market, clinic,
14 schools or any other development or use of land for commercial
activity or for other purposes incidential or reasonably connected therewith.
“Cul-de-sac” means =1 dead end street or road with only one “
end open to traffic.
“Development” means physical improvement of any land to be
laid out in the nature of building, drainage, structure of such improvement that may enhance the value of land for industrial, recreational, residential, commercial or agricultural purpose.
“Edict” means the Kano State Urban Development Board Edict No. 5 of 1976, together with any amendments made, thereto.
“Government” except where the context suggest otherwise, means Kano State Government.
“Habitable Space” means a space normally used for living, relaxing, studying or sleeping but does not include places of cooking, toilets or laundry.
“Industrial Building” means a development or use of land for
industrial or manufacturing purpose including making of any
article of description or substance; getting and treating of minerals; assembling, producing or repairing of vehicles, and other activities related or incidental to any of the above.
“Managing Director” means the Managing Director for the Board.
“Natural Lighting” means sunlight or daylight.
“Organically Developed” means existing, settlements with traditional order of growth.
“Open Space” means a vacant land earmarked as playground
or recreation or any other use.
“Public Building” means a building being carried, by or for the
Federal, State, Local Governments or by any of their known departments, agents, or institution but does not include a building of a government owned company.
“Residential Development” means a development for the purpose of providing shelter in of house, rooming, accommodation, estates, boarding houses or any other building or structure, permanent or not erected for a similar purpose.
“State” means Kano State of Nigeria.
“Stop Notice” means a notice, order issued by the Board, instructing a developer to stop further development.
Washing Place” means an ablution room or space and include bath/shower room, and wash-hand-basin
Application (Land use act) No. 6 of 1978)
3. The Regulation shall apply to all areas designed as Urban Areas pursuant to the provisions of Land Use Act 1978.
PART ll: Application FOR BUILDING PLAN
4. (1) Every applicant for the approval of building plan within an urban area of kano state, submit to the managing director, Kano Urban Development Board, written application together with
(a) a copy of the certificate of occupancy or any other valid document of the land to be developed; and
(b) three~sets of architectural drawings, which shall include :—