Building a Property ← Knowledge Base Can Foreigners Purchase Property in Jamaica? Should someone build bit by bit in Jamaica with money as it comes in? Is planning permission required to build a home in Jamaica? Can I extend my existing home without needing to reapply for planning permission and building consent in Jamaica? How can I get assistance from JPS if I need to install my own electric posts and wires to connect to the nearest electric post, but this would result in my meter being located far from my property? How long does a building permit last in Jamaica?