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

Compliance to statutory notices issued by Lilongwe city Council on unauthorized developments.

Compliance to statutory notices issued by Lilongwe city Council on unauthorized developments.

The Lilongwe City Council (the Council) would like to inform the general public that it expects adherence to all statutory notices that might have been served on unauthorised developments and were not adhered to.  The Council expects full compliance to all such statutory notices be it Stop Notices, Enforcement Notices or Clean-Up Notices. In the event of non-compliance the Council shall move in to enforce such notices without any further reference to the illegal developers and no compensation will be paid.

This should also serve as a reminder to all who intend to develop within the City that they must first seek planning permission before commencement of any development.  Development without planning permission is contrary to the provisions of Section 54 of the Physical Planning Act of 2016.

Lilongwe City Council

Subscribe Newsletter

Sign up for our latest news & articles. We won’t give you spam mails.

© 2020 Lilongwe City Council. All Rights Reserved