Guide to Doing Business
in Aruba

Planning & zoning regulations

Aruba adopted the Planning and Zoning Ordinance in 2006 (Landsverordening ruimtelijke ontwikkelingsplanning) and adopted a development plan with zoning rules against undesirable building developments in Aruba (Ruimtelijk Ontwikkelingsplan) in 2009.

The mandatory Planning and Zoning Regulations can infringe on the rights of the owners of real estate property. However, under certain circumstances, interested parties who, as a result of local zoning plans, suffer plan-related damages are entitled to compensation from the government.