Applying for Certificate of Fitness

Applying for Certificate of Fitness

Description of service

Business owners operating in Windhoek are required by legislation to register for Certificate of Fitness/Registration for their businesses and to renew their registration annually.


To apply for a fitness certificate, click here to visit the NamBizOne eService portal to apply online or click the apply button above.

Over the counter applications are still valid and can be done at the City of Windhoek offices but, will be gradually phased out over time.

If your business is operating from a residential area, you are required to complete the following sub-modules:

  • Application for Town Planning Certificate 

  • Application for Resident Occupation ​

​If your business is operating from a non-residential area, you are required to complete the following sub-module:

  • Application for Town Planning Certificate 

Note: These two modules can also be applying for using the NamBizOne eService portal.

Documents to be submitted


  • Identification document/valid passport; valid working permit or permanent residence document for Non-Namibians

  • Proof of Company Registration from BIPA

  • Lease Agreement/Proof of ownership

  • Medical Certificate of food handlers

Service Hours


Online submissions via the NamBizOne  portal can be done any time.

Service Turnaround time


10 working days 

Service Fee


Fees for this applications vary from the type of business you operate. Follow this general guide for fees payable.

Contact Person


Ms Mary-Anne Kahitu-Chief Health Services

Tel:  +264 61 290 2485

Fax: +261 61 290 2192/2056


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