Guide to Doing Business
in Curaçao

Planning & zoning regulations

Curaçao adopted its own Planning and Zoning Ordinance in 1980 (Eilandsverordening Ruimtelijke Ontwikkelingsplanning Curaçao, ”EROC”) and adopted a development plan with zoning rules against undesirable building developments in Curaçao (Eilandelijk Ontwikkelingsplan Curaçao, ”EOP”) in 1995.

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.