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About Us

The Lilongwe City Council was established under the Local Government Act No. 42 of 1998 as a body corporate. The Council comprises the Political and Administrative arms which both derive their authority from the Local Government Act of 1998. The Political  arm is led by the Mayor who is an elected councillor. The mayor is in charge of 27 Wards each overseen by an elected Councillor.  In addition, there are four (4) elected Members of Parliament who represent the Lilongwe urban sector. There are also five (5)  ex-official members representing interest groups. The Administrative arm of Lilongwe City Council is led by the Chief Executive Officer who oversees nine (9) technical departments and devolved sectors, including Commerce & Trade, Engineering, Education, Youth & Sports Sector, Parks & Recreation, Health and Social Welfare Services, Planning & Development and Finance.

Contact Info

  • Lilongwe City Council, P.O. Box 30396 City Centre Lilongwe 3
  • +265 1 773 347
  • info@lcc.mw

PROPERTY RATES

Lilongwe City Council provides the following property fees

BUSINESS AND PEMISES LICENCE

MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES

Heavy Industries /Factories
MWK 2,000
Light Industries
MWK 1,000

WHOLESALE

CBD
MWK 200,000
Towniships
MWK 100,000

RETAILS

CBD
MWK 100,000
Towniships
MWK 50,000

HOTELS

5⋆ Star
MWK 500,000
3 & 4 ⋆ Star
MWK 350,000
1 & 2 ⋆ Star
MWK 250,000
Uncategorised
MWK 100,000

LODGES, INNS ,MOTELS AND GUEST HOUSES

Central Business District and Low and Medium
Density Areas
MWK 100,000
Townships
MWK 75,000
Resthouses
MWK 55,000
Casino
MWK 750,000
Application Fee
MWK 5,000
Initial Inspection Fee
MWK 30,000
Licence Replacement Fee
MWK 10,000

NURSERY SCHOOL LICENCE

International School
MWK 300,000
Low and Medium Density
MWK 150,000
High Density
MWK 50,000

PRIMARY SCHOOL LICENCE

. International School
MWK 500,000
Low and Medium Density
MWK 300,000
High Density
MWK 75,000

PRIVATE SECONDARY SCHOOL

International School
MWK 750,000
Low and Medium Density
MWK 500,000
High Density
MWK 75,000

TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS /PRIVATE COLLEGES

Class A (Offering up to Degrees)
MWK 1,000,000
Class B (Offering up to Diplomas and Certificates)
MWK 750,000
Class C (Technical Colleges)
MWK 200,000

BEAUTY AND MASSAGE PARLOUR

Central Business District and Low and Medium Density Area
Premier
MWK 100,000
Standard
MWK 75,000
TOWNSHIPS
Premier
MWK 60,000
Standard
MWK 40,000
Massage/Acupuncture Parlour
MWK 100,000

PRIVATE MEDICAL FACILITIES

Hospitals
MWK 500,000

CLINICS

With admission services
MWK 450,000
Out Patient services
MWK 300,000
Dispensaries
MWK 100,000

PHARMACY

Wholesale
MWK 150,000
Retailer
MWK 75,000
Drug stores
MWK 50,000
Laboratory services
MWK 50,000

PRIVATE PARKING SPACE

Carpacade MWK 1,000,000
Class A (50 and above) MWK 75,000
Out Class B (below 50) MWK 50,000
Consulting Professional Firms, (Law, Engineering, surveying Accounting, Auditing, Architectural e.t.c) MWK 250,000
Advertising Companies MWK 200,000
Clearing and Forwarding Agents MWK 200,000
Printing and Publishing MWK 200,000

FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

Central Bank
MWK 10,000,000

COMMERCIAL BANKS

Corporate Office
MWK 3,000,000
Branch
MWK 2,000,000
Agency
MWK 1,000,000
Forex Bureau
MWK 1,000,000

MICRO FINANCING INSTITUTIONS

Corporate Office
MWK 500,000
Branch
MWK 250,000
Insurance Companies
MWK 5,000,000
Insurance Brokers
MWK 5,000,000

ELECTRONIC MONEY  TRANSFERS

Companies
MWK 1,000,000
Agencies
MWK 40,000
Stock Blockers
MWK 250,000
Discount Houses
MWK 1,000,000
Leasing and Financing
MWK 1,000,000

TIMBER PROCESSING

Large scale
MWK 200,000
Small scale
MWK 100,000

TIMBER SELLING

CBD,low and medium densities
MWK 75,000
Townships
MWK 60,000
Timber Sawing
MWK 50,000

TAILOER AND KNITTING

Companies
(Specialised in Tailoring)
MWK 150,000
Located in major trading centres per machine MWK 40,000
Khonde Tailors and those located in Townships per machine MWK 40,000
Knitters per machine MWK 40,000

OCCUPATIONAL LICENCE

MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES

Heavy Industries /Factories
MWK 2,000
Light Industries
MWK 1,000

TELECOMMUNICATION COMPANIES

Corporate Office
MWK 3,000,000
Towers per Tower
MWK 300,000
Site Offices
MWK 500,000
Airtime Distributors
MWK 100,000
Internet Service Provider
MWK 750,000
Internet Cafes
MWK 40,000

PRIVATE MEDIA HOUSES

TV station
MWK 300,000
Radio station
MWK 200,000
Print media
MWK 250,000
Couriers
MWK 150,000

CONTRACTORS

Unlimited category
MWK 1,000,000
MK201 – 500 million category
MWK 750,000
MK101 – 200 million category
MWK 500,000
MK51 – 100 million category
MWK 350,000
MK51 – 100 million category
MWK 350,000
MK10 -50 million category
MWK 250,000
Less than MK10million category
MWK 150,000

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