Environmental and Planning Laws of Jamaica



This page is a list of environmental laws of Jamaica as well as planning laws and other related laws. Click on the following links to view a Map of Jamaica Protected Areas and a Map of Development Order Areas. To view the listed laws below, click on their respective link:

New Additions:
  1. Manchester Parish Development Order Confirmation
  2. Negril and Green Island Area Development Order Confirmation
  3. Portland Parish Development Order Confirmation
  4. Trelawny Parish Development Order Confirmation
  1. The Aquaculture, Inland and Marine Products and By-Products (Inspection, Licensing and Export) Act, 1999
  2. Aquaculture, Inland and Marine Products and By-Products (Inspection, Licensing and Export) Regulations 2000
  3. Aquaculture, Inland and Marine Products and By-Products (Inspection, Licensing and Export) list of Production Areas 2000
  4. Aquaculture, Inland and Marine Products and By-Products (Inspection, Licensing and Export) (Amendment) Regulations 2002
  5. Aquaculture] Inspection and Certification of Fishery Facilities (Prescribed Forms) Regulations 2002
  6. Beach Control Act 1956
  7. Beach Control (Protected Area) (Ocho Rios) Order, 1966
  8. Beach Control (Protected Area) (Port Royal) Order 1967 (similar to the provision contained in the Ocho Rios Order)
  9. Beach Control (Protected Area) (Montego Bay) Order 1974 (similar to the provision contained in the Ocho Rios Order)
  10. Beach Control (Protected Area) (Black Coral) Order 1979
  11. Beach Control (Crown Licences) Regulations 1956
  12. Beach Control (Safety Measures) Regulations 1957
  13. Beach Control Authority (Licensing) Regulations 1956
  14. Beach Control Authority (Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 1999
  15. Beach Control (Hotel, Commercial and Public Recreational Beaches) Regulations 1978
  16. Black River (Upper Morass) Reclamation Act List of Regulations
  17. The Clean Air Act 1964
  18. Endangered Species (Protection, Conservation and Regulation of Trade) Act, 2000
  19. Endangered Species (Protection, Conservation and Regulation of Trade) (Designation of Management Authority Order, 2000
  20. Endangered Species (Protection, Conservation and Regulation of Trade) Regulations 2000
  21. Endangered Species (Protection, Conservation and Regulation of Trade) (Amendment) Regulations 2000
  22. Endangered Species (Protection, Conservation and Regulation of Trade) (Amendment) Regulations 2015
  23. Endangered Species (Protection, Conservation and Regulation of Trade) Act (Appointed Day) Notice 2000
  24. Endangered Species (Protection, Conservation and Regulation of Trade) Establishment of National Export Quota (Conch, Strumbus Gigas) Regulations 2000
  25. Endangered Species (Protection, Conservation and Regulation of Trade) (Conch, Strumbus Gigas) Regulations 2000
  26. Endangered Species (Protection, Conservation and Regulation of Trade) Establishment of National Export Quota (Conch, Strumbus Gigas) Regulations 2001
  27. Endangered Species (Protection, Conservation and Regulation of Trade) (Amendment) Regulations 2002

  28. Endangered Species (Protection, Conservation and Regulation of Trade) Establishment of Individual Export Quota (Conch, Strumbus Gigas) Regulations 2002
  29. Endangered Species (Protection, Conservation and Regulation of Trade) Establishment of National Export Quota (Conch, Strumbus Gigas) Regulations 2003
  30. Exclusive Economic Zone Act 1991
  31. Fishing Industry Act 1976
  32. Fishing Industry Act List of Regulations
  33. Fishing Industry (Exemption) Order 1976
  34. Fishing Industry Regulations 1976
  35. Fishing Industry (Amendment of Schedule) Order 2000
  36. Fishing Industry (Conservation of Conch, Strumbus Gigas) Regulations 2000
  37. Fishing Industry (Fishery Management Areas) Order 2000
  38. Forest Act 1996
  39. Forest Act - Authorization
  40. Forest Act - Regulations 2001
  41. Forest Act - List of Regulations
  42. Forest (Removal of Timber and Property marks) Regulations 1938
  43. Map of Protected Areas ( click here for full screen)
  44. Maritime Areas Act 1996
  45. Morant and Pedro Cays Act 1907
  46. National Solid Waste Management Act 2001
  47. National Solid Waste Management (Public_Cleanliness) Regulations 2003
  48. Natural Resources Conservation Authority Act 1991
  49. Natural Resources Conservation Authority Act List of Regulations
  50. Natural Resources Conservation Authority Appeals Tribunal Rules 1997
  51. Natural Resources (Marine Parks) Regulations 1992
  52. Natural Resources Conservation (Marine Parks) (Amendment) Regulations 2003
  53. Natural Resources (National Parks) Regulations 1993
  54. Natural Resources (National Parks) (Amendment) Regulations 2003
  55. Natural Resources (Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park) (User Fees) Regulations 2003
  56. Natural Resources Conservation (Permits and Licences) Regulations 1996
  57. Natural Resources Conservation (Permits and Licences)(Amendment) Regulations 2015
  58. Natural Resources (Prescribed Areas) (Prohibition of Categories of Enterprise, Construction and Development) Order 1996
  59. Natural Resources (Prescribed Areas) (Prohibition of Categories of Enterprise, Construction and Development)(Amendment) Order 2015
  60. Natural Resources Conservation (Ambient Air Quality Standards) Regulations 1996
  61. Natural Resources (Hazardous Waste) (Control of Transboundary Movement) Regulations 2002
  62. Natural Resources Conservation (Coral Spring -Mountain Spring Protected Area) Order 1998
  63. Natural Resources Conservation (Palisadoes – Port Royal Protected Area) Order 1998
  64. Natural Resources Conservation (Portland Bight Protected Area) Order 1999
  65. Natural Resources (Ocho Rios Marine Park Protected Area) Order
  66. Natural Resources Negril Environmental Protection Area Order 1997
  67. Natural Resources Conservation (Negril Marine Park) (Declaration) Order 1998
  68. Natural Resources (Montego Bay Marine Park) Order 1992
  69. Natural Resources Conservation (Wastewater and Sludge) Regulations 2013
  70. Natural Resources Conservation (Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park) Declaration Order 1993
  71. Trade Act 1955
  72. Trade (Restriction on Importation) (Chlorofluorocarbons) Order 1999
  73. Trade (Restriction on Importation) (Chlorofluorocarbons) (Amendment) Order 2002
  74. Trade (Prohibition of Importation) (Equipment containing Chlorofluorocarbons) Order 1998
  75. Trade (Prohibition of Importation) (Equipment containing Chlorofluorocarbons) (Amendment) Order 1998
  76. Trade (Prohibition of Importation) (Equipment containing Chlorofluorocarbons) (Amendment) Order 2002
  77. Trade (Imports Licensing) (Amendment) Order 2002
  78. Trade (Prohibition on Exportation) (Halon) (Revocation) Order 2003
  79. Water Resources Authority Act 1995
  80. Watersheds Protection Act 1945
  81. Watersheds Protection Act List of Orders
  82. Watersheds Protection (Rio Minho, Cane River and Rio Nuevo Watersheds Areas) Order 1964
  83. Wild Life Protection Act 1945
  84. Wild Life Protection Act List of Regulations
  85. Wild Life Protection Act (Amendment) Order 1998
  86. Wild Life Protection Regulations 1945
  87. Wild Life Protection Act (Amendment of First Schedule) Order 1997
  88. Wild Life Protection Act (Amendment of First Schedule) Order 1998
  89. Wild Life Protection Act (Amendment of First Schedule) Order 1999
  90. Wild Life Protection Act (Amendment of First Schedule)(No.2) Order 1999
  91. Wild Life Protection Act (Amendment of Third Schedule) Regulations 2001
  92. Wild Life Protection Act (Amendment of Second Schedule) Regulations 2002
  93. Wild Life Protection (Protective Zone) Regulations 1998
  94. Wild Life Protection (Hunters’ Licences) Regulations 1973
  95. Wild Life Protection (Hunters’ Returns) Regulations 1999
  96. Wild Life Protection (Hunters’ Returns) (Amendment) Regulations 2002
  97. Wild Life Protection (Hunters’ Licences) (Amendment) Regulations 2003
  98. Wild Life Protection (Shooting Season) Order 2003
  99. Wildlife Protection (Game Bird Hunting Limit) Regulations 1990
  100. Wildlife Protection (Game Bird Hunting Limit) Regulations 2003
  1. Manchester Parish Development Order Confirmation
  2. Negril and Green Island Area Development Order Confirmation
  3. Portland Parish Development Order Confirmation
  4. Trelawny Parish Development Order Confirmation
  5. Housing Act 1969
  6. Kingston and St. Andrew Building Act 1883
  7. Kingston and St. Andrew Building Act List of Regulations
  8. Kingston and St. Andrew Building (Notices and Objections) Regulations 1938

  9. Kingston and St. Andrew (Tribunal Appeal) Regulations 1932
  10. Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation Regulations for Protection Against Fire
  11. Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (Refuse Dumps) Regulations 1945
  12. Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (Removal of Sand and Gravel) Regulations 1956
  13. Land Development and Utilization Act 1966
  14. Local Improvements Act 1914
  15. Local Improvements (Community Amenities) Act 1977
  16. Parish Council Act 1901
  17. Parish Councils Building Act 1908
  18. Parish Councils Building Act List of By-Laws
  19. Parish Councils Building (Hanover Bye-laws) 1952
  20. Registration of (Strata Titles) Act 1969
  21. Rural Agricultural Development Authority Act 1990
  22. Settled Land Act 1888
  23. Towns and Communities Act 1843
  24. Town and Country Planning Act 1958
  25. Town and Country Planning Act List of Regulations
  26. Town and Country Planning Authority (Composition, Powers and Duties) Order 1988
  27. Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) Regulations 1978
  28. Town and Country Planning (Tree Preservation) Regulations 1967
  29. Map of Development Order (click here to access the map full screen)
  30. Town and Country Planning (Bog-walk, Linstead, Ewarton Area) Provisional Development Order 1964
  31. Town and Country Planning (Clarendon Parish) Provisional Development Order (Confirmation Notification) 1982
  32. Town and Country Planning (Filling Station Clarendon) Provisional Development Order (Confirmation Notification) 1964
  33. Town and Country Planning (Hanover Parish - Coast) Provisional Development Order (Confirmation Notification) 1962
  34. Town and Country Planning (Filling Station Hanover) Provisional Development Order (Confirmation Notification) 1964
  35. Town and Country Planning (Kingston) Development Order 1966
  36. Town and Country Planning (Manchester Parish) Provisional Development Order 1974
  37. Town and Country Planning (Negril & Green Island Area) Provisional Development Order (Confirmation Notification) 1984
  38. Town and Country Planning (Portland Parish - Coast) Provisional Development Order (Confirmation Notification) 1963
  39. Town and Country Planning (Spanish Town) Provisional Development Order 1964
  40. Town and Country Planning (St. Ann Parish) Provisional Development Order (Confirmation Notification) 1999
  41. Town and Country Planning (St. Catherine - Coast) Provisional Development Order 1964
  42. Town and Country Planning (St. Thomas - Coast) Provisional Development Order 1957
  43. Town and Country Planning (Filling Station St. Catherine) Provisional Development Order (Confirmation Notification) 1964
  44. Town and Country Planning (St. Elizabeth Parish) Provisional Development Order 1976 (Draft)
  45. Town and Country Planning (St. James Parish) Provisional Development Order (Confirmation) Notification 1982
  46. Town and Country Planning (St. Mary Parish - Coast) Provisional Development Order (Confirmation Notification) 1963
  47. Town and Country Planning (Tinson Pen Harbour Front) Provisional Development Order 1963
  48. Town and Country Planning (Trelawny Parish) Provisional Development Order 1980
  49. Town and Country Planning (Westmoreland Parish) Provisional Development Order (Confirmation Notification) 1978
  50. Towns Nuisances Prevention Act 1887
  51. Urban Development Corporation Act 1968
  1. Country Fires Act 1942
  2. Cruelty to Animals Act 1904
  3. Customs Act 1941
  4. Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management Act 1993
  5. Executive Agencies Act 2002
  6. Factories Act 1943
  7. Flood Water Control Act 1958
  8. Food and Drugs Act 1975
  9. Food and Drugs Regulations 1975
  10. Food and Drugs (Amendment #2) Regulations 1993
  11. Harbours Act 1874
  12. Harbours Act List of Regulations
  13. Harbours Rules 1971
  14. Irrigation Act 1949
  15. Jamaica National Heritage Trust Act 1985
  16. Land Acquisition Act 1947
  17. Land Surveyors Act 1944
  18. Land Valuation Act 1957
  19. Mining Act 1947
  20. National Water Commission Act
  21. National Water Commission Act List of Regulations
  22. Pesticides Act 1987
  23. Pesticides Regulations 1996
  24. Pesticides (Amendment) Regulations 1999
  25. Petroleum Act 1979
  26. Plants Quarantine Act 1993
  27. Plants (Importation) Control Regulations 1997
  28. Port Authority Act 1972
  29. Prescription Act 1882
  30. Public Health Act 1985
  31. Public Health Act List of Regulations
  32. Public Health (St Mary Parish Council) (Garbage Collection and Disposal) Regulations 1998
  33. Public Health (immunization) Regulations 1986
  34. Public Health (Meat Inspection) Regulations 1989
  35. Public Health (Butchers) Regulations 1989

  36. Public Health (Nuisance) Regulations 1995
  37. Quarantine Act 1951
  38. Quarries Control Act 1984
  39. River Rafting Act 1970
  40. River Rafting Regulations 1970
  41. River Rafting (Amendment) Regulations 1998
  42. Road Traffic Act 1938
  43. Shipping (Incentives) Act 1979
  44. Shipping Act 1998
  45. Standards Act 1969
  46. Standards Act List of Regulations
  47. Tourist Board Act 1955
  48. Tourist Board Act List of Regulations
  49. Tourist Board (Water Sports) Regulations 1985