County Overview

Location: Located in Southern Kenya, it borders the Republic of Tanzania to the South West, and the following Counties; Taita Taveta to the West and North West, Kilifi to the North and North East, Mombasa to the East, and the Indian Ocean to the East and South East.

Area (Km 2): 8,270.2 Km 2

Climate/Weather: The average temperature is 24.2°C and rainfall amounts range between 400mm and 1,680mm per annum.

Road Network: Bitumen Surface (212.5 Km), Gravel Surface (120 Km), Earth Surface (1,695.5 Km)

Showing Subcounties

Msambweni
Lungalunga
Matuga
Kinango

649,931

Population

As of 2009 Census

8,270km2

Surface Area

As of 2016

18.1%

Share of Urban Population

As of 2009 Census

79

Population Density

As of 2009 Census

74.9%

Poverty Rate

As of 2016

No data

No data

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County Financial Information

County Fees and Charges

Title Unit Charge Uom
Kwale County Government Premises
– Diani/Ukunda and Kwale Stalls1,500.00Per Month
– Other Stalls400.00Per Month
– Toilet Usage10.00Per Use
– Hotels2,000.00Per Month
– Diani/Ukunda and Kwale Butcheries3,000.00Per Month
– Other Areas Butcheries2,000.00Per Month
– Diani/Ukunda and Kwale Shops1,500.00Per Month
– Other Areas Shops1,000.00Per Month
– Tables Per Month500.00Per Month
– Tables Per Day25.00Per Day
Rental Housing Scheme
– Kinango, Msambweni 3 Roomed House4,500.00Per Month
– Kinango, Msambweni 2 Roomed House3,000.00Per Month
Housing Rents
– Senior House "a" Category6,000.00Per Month
– Senior House "b" Category 4,500.00Per Month
– Middle Class House "c" Category3,000.00Per Month
Plot Rents
– Mariakani300.00Per Month
– High Density350.00Per Month
– Low Density 300.00Per Month
– Other Centres300.00Per Month
– White House500.00Per Month
Dues Payable on County Government Plots (Other Areas)
– Standing Premium3,000.00Once
– Planning Charges on Allocation (Survey Fee)3,000.00Once
– Showing Fees1,000.00Once
– Annual Rent1,000.00Per Year
– Administration Cost500.00Once
– Deposit on Application 3,000.00Once
Rent for County Government Offices/Premises
– Pungu Bar and Restaurant (Minimum)10,000.00Per Month
– Pungu Slaughter House80,000.00Per Month
– Hire of County Offices Space per Sq. Ft.300.00Per Month
– Hire of County Hall3,000.00Per Day
Land Revenue
– Application for Plots1,000.00Once
– Clearance Certificate2,500.00Once
– Beacon Certificate 2,500.00Once
Consent Fees on Freehold Land
– Extension of Lease Beach Plot100,000.00Once
– Extension of Lease Other Areas50,000.00Once
– Extension of User on Beach Plot100,000.00Once
– Extension of User on Other Areas50,000.00Once
– Change of User Per Beach Plot20,000.00Once
– Change of User Per Other Areas10,000.00Once
Consent Fees on Leasehold Land
– Sub-letting10,000.00Once
– Transfer of Building and Plot5,000.00Once
– Transfer of Land 5,000.00Once
– Sub-division of Land Per Plot2,500.00Once
– Form ppa 11,000.00Once
Sale of Building Plan
– Plan Prepared by the County Government5,000.00Once
– Standard Plan (Minimum Charge)5,000.00Once
– Sale of County Assembly Resolution 5.00Per Page
Plan Approval Fees
– Application Form2,000.00Once
– Building Plan 35.00Per Sq. Metre
– Occupation Certificate 3,000.00Once
Heavy Industry Areas/Commercial
– Standing Premium8,000.00Once
– Planning Charges on Allocation1,500.00Once
– Plot Survey Deposit15,000.00Once
– Showing Fees1,500.00Once
– Administration Cost1,000.00Once
– Annual Rent4,500.00Per Year
Deposit on Application of Plots
– Other Areas1,500.00Once
– Lungalunga, Kinango and Kalalani2,500.00Once
– Light Industry2,500.00Once
– Heavy Industry 2,500.00Once
– Residential Low/High Density/ Medium2,500.00Once
Re-Opening Charges
– Rental House Scheme500.00Once
Product Cess
– Cashewnuts3.00Per Kg.
– Chillies 3.00Per Kg.
– Copra3.00Per Kg.
– Coconuts50.00Per 90Kg
– Simsim5.00Per Kg.
– Makuti5.00Per Bunch of 20
– Manure200.00Per Tonne
– Sugar Cane1.00Percentage of Gross Price
– Cassava150.00Per Tonne
– Cassava Per Bag2.00Per Bag
– Oranges Per Basket25.00per Basket
– Oranges Per Tonne200.00Per Tonne
– Other Fruits20.00per Basket
– Bixa5.00Per Kg.
– Karpok10.00Per Bag
– Fish Cess60.00Per Kapu/Pakacha
– Banana10.00Per Bunch
– Banana Per Box20.00Per Box
– Sisal250.00Per Tone
– Rubber Produce10.00Per Kg.
– Green Maize50.00Per Kg.
– Raw Coconut (Madafu)2.00Per Piece
– Water Mellon (Tikiti)5.00Per Piece
– Fresh Spices300.00Per Sack
– Garlic 30.00Per box
– Dry Spices50.00Per sack
– Eggs30.00Per 10 trays
– Charcoal 50.00per big bag
– Charcoal per small bag25.00per small bag
– Molases 80.00per ton
Auction Fees
– Per Cattle payable by seller and buyer equally100.00
– Per sheep/goat payable by buyer and seller equally50.00
Barter Market Fees
– By Seller Basket25.00Per day
– Poultry25.00Per day
– Handcrafts 25.00Per day
– Clothes 100.00per vehicle per day
– Clothes per day30.00Per day
Hides and Skin Fees
– Hides - Hides and Skin Fees15.00per stamp
– Skin - Hides and Skin Fees10.00per stamp
Private Slaughter Fees
– Cattle - Private Slaughter Fees80.00
– Sheep & Goat - Private Slaughter Fees40.00
County Government Slaughter Fees
– Cattle - County Government Slaughter Fees400.00per head
– Sheep & Goat - County Government Slaughter Fees80.00
– Cattle - Water Charges on Livestock10.00per head
Water Charges on Livestock
– Sheep/Goat - Water Charges on Livestock5.00per head
Impounding Fees
– Head of Cattle - Impounding Fees300.00per day or part thereof
– Sheep/Goat - Impounding Fees150.00per day or part thereof
– Livestock Cess on Transit - Impounding Fees50.00per head
– Impounding of Non P.S.V Vehicles - Impounding Fees3,000.00
– Impounding of Defaulting P.S.V Vehicles - Impounding Fees5,000.00
– Defaulting Lorries of Cess - Impounding Fees7,000.00Per day
Mining Levies
– Sand/Stone - Mining Levies100.00per tonne
– Silica Sand - Mining Levies700.00per tonne
– Titanium - Mining Levies5,000.00per tonne
– Murrum/Chips and Broken Stones - Mining Levies100.00per tonne
– Top Soil - Mining Levies500.00per tonne
– Homa Lime Produce - Mining Levies500.00per tonne
– Germ Stone/Granules?Gold/Silver/Diamond - Mining Levies2% 0f Market Value
Timber Royalty in Accordance with Government Rates
– 1 Cubic Metre - Timber Royalty in Accordance with Government Rates600.00
Business Trading Charges
– Change of Name on Trade Licence - Business Trading Charges1,000.00
– Transfer of Trade from one Premises to Another - Business Trading Charges500.00
– Application For Single Business Permit - Business Trading Charges100.00
– Film Acting (Commercial) - Business Trading Charges200,000.00
– Film Acting (Private) - Business Trading Charges100,000.00
Scrap Metal Dealers
– Scrap Metal Dealer per Lorry - Scrap Metal Dealers10,000.00per lorry
– Scrap Metal Dealer per Canter- Scrap Metal Dealers5,000.00per canter
– Scrap Metal Dealer per Pick up - Scrap Metal Dealers3,000.00per pick up
Prospective Mining Permit
– Initial Mining Approval - Prospective Mining Permit100,000.00
– Limited Company Licence - Prospective Mining Permit1,000,000.00
– Medium Company - Prospective Mining Permit500,000.00
– Small-Scale Company - Prospective Mining Permit100,000.00
Vehicle Parking Fees
– Small Car - Vehicle Parking Fees50.00Per day
– Pick up up to 1 Tonne - Vehicle Parking Fees60.00Per day
– Canter - Vehicle Parking Fees100.00Per day
– Lorries up to 5 Tonnes - Vehicle Parking Fees150.00Per day
– Lorries More Than 5 Tonnes - Vehicle Parking Fees250.00Per day
– Buses - Vehicle Parking Fees250.00Per day
– New Reconditioned Cars - Vehicle Parking Fees200.00Per day
Towing Charges
– Lorries - Towing Charges20,000.00
– Small Vehicles - Towing Charges5,000.00
– Clamping Charges-To Declamp - Towing Charges3,000.00
– Storage Charges - Towing Charges500.00Per day
Taxis
– Per Day - Taxis50.00
– Per Month - Taxis1,200.00
– Per 3 Months - Taxis3,000.00
– Per 6 Months - Taxis5,000.00
– Per Year - Taxis8,500.00
Matatu
– Per Trip - Matatu40.00
– Per Month - Matatu2,200.00
– Per 3 Months - Matatu6,000.00
– Per 6 Months - Matatu10,000.00
– Per Year - Matatu18,000.00
Minibus
– Per Trip - Minibus80.00
– Per Month - Minibus3,200.00
– Per 3 Months - Minibus7,200.00
– Per 6 Months - Minibus12,000.00
– Per Year - Minibus20,000.00
Buses
– Per Trip - Buses100.00
– Per Month - Buses5,000.00
– Per 3 Months - Buses14,000.00
– Per 6 Months - Buses25,000.00
– Per Year - Buses40,000.00
Per 6 Months - Buses25,000.00
Tuktuk
– Tuktuk
– Tuktuk - Tuktuk350.00
Conservancy Fees
– Beach Hotel Up to 250 Beds - Conservancy Fees20,000.00per month
– Beach Hotel Over 250 Beds - Conservancy Fees30,000.00per month
– Cottages - Conservancy Fees8,000.00
– Guest House - Conservancy Fees2,000.00
– Hospitals - Conservancy Fees2,000.00
– Shop and Residential House Local Area - Conservancy Fees1,000.00
– Bar and Restaurant - Conservancy Fees2,000.00
– Shop and Residential House - Beach Area (Diani, Tiwi, Shimoni, Pungu fuel etc)3,000.00
Dumping Fees By Private Garbage Collectors
– Pick ups - Dumping Fees By Private Garbage Collectors500.00
– Canters & 7 tonne Lorries - Dumping Fees By Private Garbage Collectors1,000.00
– 10 Tons to 15 Tons - Dumping Fees By Private Garbage Collectors2,000.00
– Over 15 Tons (Trailers etc) - Dumping Fees By Private Garbage Collectors3,000.00
Advertisement
– Occasional Advertisement - Advertisement5,000.00Per day
– Street Light Poles - Advertisement5,000.00per pole
– Sign Board (1-2 m sq) On Public Land - Advertisement10,000.00per annum
– Sign Board (2-5 m sq) On Public Land - Advertisement30,000.00
– Bill Board (6-8 m sq) - Advertisement50,000.00per annum
– Bill Board (9 m sq) - Advertisement70,000.00per annum
– Open Air Exhibition - Advertisement2,000.00
– Fees - Airborne Adverts i.e Aeroplane Baloon e.t.c5,000.00Per Fortnight
– Display - Display of Flags2,600.00Per Fortnight
– Monthly Charge - Branded Umbrella500.00per one
– Branded Containers Annual Charge - Branded Umbrella20,000.00
– Application fee - Bus Stop Advertisement2,000.00
– Annual Fee - Bus Stop Advertisement20,000.00
– Charge of User Board - Bus Stop Advertisement4,000.00Per Fortnight
– Application Fee - Camp Post Advertisement2,000.00
– Annual Fee - Camp Post Advertisement15,000.00per post
– Application Fee - External Decoration and Sale Adverts/Stickers on Wall/Windows and Canopies2,000.00
– Decorations Canopy Extensions - External Decoration and Sale Adverts/Stickers on Wall/Windows and Canopies12,000.00
– Sale/Reduced Prices/Special Offer Stickers up to 10005,000.00Per Fortnight
– Copies and Any Extra Copy - External Decoration and Sale Adverts/Stickers on Wall/Windows and Canopies15.00
– Ice Cream/Soda Cab3,000.00per year
– Application Fee - Wall Painting Adverts on Permanent Premises/Motor Vehicle2,000.00Per Advertisement
– Annual Fee (Branding) - Wall Painting Adverts on Permanent Premises/Motor Vehicle6,000.00Per Advertisement
– Application Fee - Wall Painting Adverts on Temporary Premises (kiosks) 2,000.00
– Annual Fee (Branding) - Wall Painting Adverts on Temporary Premises (kiosks) 3,000.00Per Advertisement
– Application Fee - Advertisement on Canvas800.00
– Charge Per Sq Meter - Advertisement on Canvas800.00per year
– Application Fee - Occasional Adverts2,000.00
– Charge For Two Weeks - Occasional Adverts3,000.00
– Application Fees - Other Advertisements2,000.00
– Petrol Station - Other Advertisements70,000.00
– City Clock 4 Face - Other Advertisements55,000.00
– Street Name pole (Two Face/Clock 2 Face) - Other Advertisements30,000.00
– Street Lighting Pole (Two Face) - Other Advertisements30,000.00
– Application Fee (Illuminated 1.0 Sq M or Less) - Neon Signs Above Sitting Canopy1,600.00
– Application Fee (Non-Illuminated 1.0 Sq M Or Less) - Neon Signs Above Sitting Canopy800.00
– Posters/Prints/Name Pans/Facial/Signs Neons/Shop/Wall Branding - Neon Signs Above Sitting Canopy21,000.00per month
– Application Fee - Suburb Sign Bill Boards2,000.00
– Display - Suburb Sign Bill Boards15,000.00per year
– Banners on Road Reserves - Banners5,000.00Per Fortnight
– Banners on Private Property - Banners4,000.00Per Fortnight
– Banners Liaising Fees - Banners4,000.00
– Display - Banners400.00Per day
– Camps - Signboard6,500.00
Way Leave Charges
– Way Leave Application / K.P.L.C / K. post and Telkom - Way Leave Charges7,000.00
– K.P.L.C Per Pole - Way Leave Charges500.00per year
– Transformer - Way Leave Charges3,000.00Each Per Year
– Telkom Kenya - Way Leave Charges500.00Per Pole Per Year
– Kenya Pipeline Meter Length - Way Leave Charges50.00Per Pipe Per Year
– National Water Conservation Metre Length - Way Leave Charges100.00Per pipe Per Year
– Safaricom Towers - Way Leave Charges120,000.00Per Pole Per Year
Game Park and Reserve Fees
– Marine Entrance Fees - Game Park and Reserve Fees1.00Per Person Per Day (Dollar)
– Game Park Entrance Fees - Game Park and Reserve Fees1.00Per Person Per Day (Dollar)
Tourist Charges
– Deep Sea Fishing / Marine Park - Tourist Charges300.00per trip
– Reef - Tourist Charges150.00per trip
– Bed Levy - Tourist Charges50.00
Burial Charges on County Government Cemetery
– Adult - Burial Charges on County Government Cemetery1,000.00
– Child - Burial Charges on County Government Cemetery500.00
Miscellaneous Fees
– Herbs Dealer - Miscellaneous Fees1,000.00
– Dry Fish Dealer (Papa etc) - Miscellaneous Fees1,500.00
– Juke Box (Per Box) - Miscellaneous1,100.00
– Makuti Dealer - Miscellaneous Fees2,100.00
– Rope Dealer - Miscellaneous Fees700.00
– Miscellaneous Licence - Miscellaneous Fees1,300.00
– Stock Trader - Miscellaneous Fees4,200.00
– Sea Cowries - Miscellaneous Fees7.00Per bag
– County Government Document Search Fees - Miscellaneous Fees300.00
– Sale of County Minutes - Miscellaneous Fees5.00Per page
– Music Band (Live Disco Licence) - Miscellaneous Fees3,000.00
– Pool Game Permit - Miscellaneous Fees1,500.00per year
– Music Band/Live Discos (Foreign) - Miscellaneous Fees3,000.00
– Music Band/Live Discos (Local) - Miscellaneous Fees1,500.00
– Matanga Mabivu - Miscellaneous Fees1,000.00
Fines and Penalties
– Breakage of Electric Poles by Reckless Drivers - Fines and Penalties60,000.00
– Reckless and Careless Residents Throwing Garbage - Fines and Penalties2,000.00
– Fines for not Displaying Business Permit - Fines and Penalties2,000.00
– Private Garbage Collections Disposing Garbage at Areas not Designated - Fines and Penalties100,000.00
Single Business Permits
– Mega Stores , Hypermarket Large Multi-Department Store, Hypermarket Over 100 Employees or Premises Over 2500 Cubic M - Single Business Permits90,000.00
– Large Industrial Plant From 75 Employees or Premises Over 2500 cubic M - Single Business Permits150,000.00
– Medium Industrial Plant From 16 to 75 Employees or Premises From 100 Cubic M - Single Business Permits105,000.00
– Large Professional Services Firm Over 10 Practitioners &/ Or International Affiliation - Single Business Permits135,000.00
– Medium Professional Services Firm From 3 To 10 Practitioners - Single Business Permits87,500.00
– Large Financial Service Over 25 Employees Or Premises Over 300 M3 - Single Business Permits142,500.00
– Medium Financial Service From 6 To 25 Employees - Single Business Permits97,500.00
– Small Financial Service Up To 5 Employees - Single Business Permits67,500.00
– Small Professional Services Firm Up To 2 Practitioners - Single Business Permits30,000.00
– Independent Technical Operator One Person Acting Individually (Typist, Accountant, Book Keeper etc) - Single Business Permits7,000.00
– Large Transportation Company Over 30 Vehicles - Single Business Permits120,000.00
– Medium Transportation Company From 6 To 30 Vehicles - Single Business Permits45,000.00
– Large Petrol Filling Station Over 6 Pumps Or with Garage Workshop and Retail Shop - Single Business Permits30,000.00
– Medium Petrol Filing Station from 4 To 6 Pumps Or With Garage Workshop Or Retail Shop - Single Business Permits15,000.00
– Large Cold Storage Facility Over 1000 M2 , Insulated Walls , Cold Production Equipment - Single Business Permits82,500.00
– Medium Cold Storage Facility Up To 100 m2 - Single Business Permits37,500.00
– Large Storage Facility Over 5000 m2 Godown, Warehouse, Liquid Storage Tanks Complex - Single Business Permits75,000.00
– Medium Storage Facility From 1000 To 5000 m2 - Single Business Permits30,000.00
– Large Communication Company Over 100 Employees &/Or Premises Over 5000m2 - Single Business Permits135,000.00
– Medium Communications Company From 16 To 100 Employees &/Or Premises Over 5000m2 - Single Business Permits82,500.00
– Large Agricultural Producer/Processor/Dealer/Exporter Over 50 Employees - Single Business Permits91,000.00
– Medium Agricultural Producer/Processor/Dealer/Exporter From 11 To 50 Employees - Single Business Permits37,500.00
– Large Mining or Natural Resources Extraction Operation Over 50 Employees - Single Business Permits120,000.00
– Medium Mining and Natural Resource Extraction Operation from 4 To 50 Employees67,500.00
– Small Mining or Natural Resources Extraction Operations Up to 3 Employees (Includes Quarries and Small Mining Operations) - Single Business Permits37,500.00
– Large Entertainment Facility Cinema, Theater, Video Show Over 100 Seats Amusement, Juke Box, Games, Machines arcades over 10 Machines, Sport Club Gym Over 50 Members - Single Business Permits67,500.00
– Medium Entertainment Facilities From 50 to 100/ From 4 to 10 Machines/ From 16 to 50 Members - Single Business Permits37,500.00
– Large Workshop/Services Repair Contractor From 6 to 20 Employees or Premises over 500M2 - Single Business Permits75,000.00
Source: Kwale County Finance Act 2014/2015

County Revenue Law Status

Legislation Status
Trade Licensing Bill Pending 2nd Reading
Trade Market Act Passed & Assented
Revenue Administration Bill Passed & Assented
Rating Bill Pending 2nd Reading
Finance Bill still using the Finance Act 2013 because it is a replica of the 2015 Act
Revenue Bill Status for Counties as at 15th May, 2017. Source: Commission for Revenue Allocation.