History and Functions
In 1933 the Urbanism Department (Departamento de Urbanismo) was created. This was the first entity responsible for laying out the legislative foundation on which the city of Bogota would be built, and planning everything related to the city’s urban development. Later, in 1968 the decree-law no 3133 changed the department’s name to Administrative Department of Planning— ADP (Departamento Administrativo de Planeación).
From then on, the entity has undergone several structural, administrative and functional reforms. For example, in 2006, the Agreement no 257 restructured the District’s administrative organisation, creating the Sector of Planning and transforming the ADP into the current District Planning Secretariat— DPS (Secretaría Distrital de Planeación).
The Secretariat frames the city’s different territorial (urban distribution and growth), sectorial (social, economic and environmental), and budgeterial policies (investing). These public policies are implemented with the participation of different actors, in search of an integral, organised, equal, and sustainable development that benefits Bogota’s inhabitants.
Today, the entity guides and leads the public policies’ formulation and monitoring, and the territorial, economic, social and environmental planning of the Capital District together with the other Sectors, as established by the Decree 16 of 2013.
Some of the DPS’s main functions are: to coordinate the elaboration, implementation and monitoring of the district and local development plans. To coordinate the elaboration, regulation, implementation and evaluation of the Territorial Management Plan— TMP (Plan de Ordenamiento Territorial—POT). And finally, to regulate the use of the soil in accordance with district and national-level regulations.
To lead and guide the Capital District’s planning process in order to overcome the different challenges posed by climate change, and to reduce the socio-spatial segregation in Bogota and its surroundings. This is to be achieved under the principles of prevalence of the general interest (with a differential focus), and of defence of the public goods.
That by 2016 (the end of the current term of office) the DPS may be renowned for: the quality and relevance of its overall performance, its transversality-guaranteeing strategies in the district management, its monitoring and evaluation of the implemented measures, its production of technical criteria for decision-making, its incorporation of acquired knowledge in its management design, and its recognition of the human being as the focus of public policy in the city.
In order to fulfil its mission and vision for the 2012-2016 period, the District Planning Secretariat established a strategic plan that consists of 6 objectives:
- Define the regulatory framework and the territorial planning instruments, through a participative and interagency planning strategy to reduce socio-spatial segregation and overcome the challenges posed by climate change in the regional context.
- Partner strategically with the District Development Plan—DDP (Plan de Desarrollo Distrital— PDD) and the TMP (POT) in the formulation of relevant public policies, guaranteeing the structural nature of the factors that the policies target.
- Implement an internal and external communication mechanism that communicates what the entity is doing to guarantee the citizenship access to information, and promote participation and accountability.
- Strengthen the production, gathering and análisis of information about the city to help the formulation, monitoring and evaluation of public policy.
- Invest in adequate technological infrastructure to meet the needs of the DPS.
- Improve the DPS’s administrative, financial and operational capacity through the implementation of a institutional-strengthening strategy that contributes to achieve effective leadership to plan the integral development of the Capital District.
Each of these objectives has its own goals and achievement indicators. In addition, each of the Secretariat’s sub-systems has its own objectives.
Read here the Strategic Plan in detail.
District Special Assistance Centre— SuperCADE CAD
Carrera 30 No. 25 - 90
Monday through Fridays 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
District Administrative Center —CAD
Carrera 30 No. 25 - 90
Only on the first calendar day of the week from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
For more information:
Toll-free number 018000 91 30 38 and PBX 3358000 to ask about the services offered by the entity.
Virtual Assistance: www.sdp.gov.co
Site where the citizenship can process paperwork. Through the link Contact Us, the District Complaints & Solutions Centre or the Inquiries & Petitions link you will be able to present your inquiries or petitions, check their status and get a response.
Allows citizens to access information, begin paperwork or check their status. The DPS can be found at six District Special Attention Centres— SuperCADES, to provide information about any urban law, stratum or the Social Programme for Potential Recipients System— SPPRS (Sistema de Potenciales Beneficiarios para programas sociales— SISBEN)
13 CADES: To process paperwork and receive information about the SPPRS
Citizen Service, Complaints & Solutions, and Citizen Ombudsman Address: CAD building, located on Cra. 30 No. 25 - 90 13th floor, from Monday through Friday between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Central Specialized Archive: Calle 21 No. 69B - 80 Industrial Zone Montevideo, phone 3358000 ext. 9014, from Monday through Friday between 7:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Cadastral Plan Library and Property Archive: 1st floor SuperCADE CAD, from Monday through Friday between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Mobile SuperCADE (Citizenship Service Fair): It’s an alternative to reach the most vulnerable sectors in Bogotá and serve citizens near their workplace, study or home while offering them solutions and information about the programs and processes for the different entities.
• Our job at the Fair is to serve citizens in subjects related to the urban law, the different strata and the Social Programme for Potential Recipients System— SPPRS (SISBEN)
• Two times per month we go to the different neighborhoods in Bogotá. Read the Fair Schedule here.
Mail: Citizens can present respectful inquiries about paperwork, services or information about subjects within the Secretariat's competency at the SuperCade CAD’s filing window. A team of experts will then respond the citizen’s inquiry or petition as established by law.
Filing Window: Carrera 30 No. 25-90 . Floors 1-5-8-13 Postal code 111311
Toll-free numbers: 195 or 01 8000 913 038
- Socioeconomic Stratum Certificate
- Identification-System Survey and Social Programme for Potential Recipients System— SPPRS
- (SISBEN) Classification
- Implantation Project Formulation
- Regularization Project Formulation
- Partial Project formulation and filing
- Personal Account inclusion in the Identification-System Database, and Social Programme for Potential Recipients System— SPPRS (SISBEN) Classification
- Public space intervention license
- Personal Account Deletion in the Identification-System Database, and Social Programme for Potential Recipients System— SPPRS (SISBEN) Classification
- Family Account Deletion in the Identification-System Database, and Social Programme for Potential Recipients System— SPPRS (SISBEN) Classification
- Capital gains participation Application
The District Planning Secretariat (DPS) provides the inquiring citizen with assistance, information and orientation related to the SPPRS (SISBEN), the urban law and the strata. To this end, the DPS has virtual, in-person and mailing channels to which citizens can access to receive information.
The District Planning Secretariat (DPS), as responsible for territorial planning (urban distribution and growth), leads the territory’s development for its sustainable exploitation. Furthermore, the Secretariat regulates the use, transformation, and occupation of the soil. It regulates further uses of the soil and the norm required for urbanisation and construction processes.
The District Planning Secretariat (DPS) is the entity that leads the the different sectors’ public policy formulation, and at the same time, formulates the policies related to the city’s integral development.
District Planning, as head sector, defines the short, medium, and long-term strategies and policies for Bogota’s development. It coordinates the sectorial operations together with the different sectors, and manages the relevant information for effective planning.
It makes use of instruments such as the District Development Plan— DPP (Plan de Desarrollo Distrital— PDD), the Local Development Plan— LDP (Plan de Desarrollo Local— PDL), and other sectorial plans and policies.
The District Planning Secretariat (DPS) provides the citizenship with information for decision- making.
The Integral System of Information for District Planning—ISIDP (Sistema Integral de Información para la Planeación del Distrito—SIIPD) is defined as a group of standards, proceedings, and technological tools that allow the Secretariat to gather, manage and provide the District’s (territorial, economic, social, cultural and environmental) information in an efficient and trustworthy manner.
It places at the citizen’s disposal the Projects and Programmes Bank, which consists of a system of registration, evaluation and recommendations in order to help the interested party carry out District, local, and business-level investment initiatives. In the Bank are registered all the projects susceptible of being financed with resources from the District Administration’s budget.￼The DPS performs a monthly monitoring process of all the District entities’ investment budget. This information is fundamental to carry out the Action Plan and the Territorial Distribution of the District’s budget and therefore, is crucial for the District Development Plan—DDP (Plan de Desarrollo Distrital—PDD).
In order to make known the investment projects arranged by the District’s entities (through the Development Plan’s framework) to the citizens, the DPS has placed at the citizen’s disposal the Basic District Investment Statistics format— BDIS (Estadísticas Básicas de Inversión Distrital— EBID) in order to access the projects registered in the Projects and Programmes Bank.
The entity coordinates actions to generate, gather, organize and use the District’s economic, social, cultural, environmental and territorial information. In addition, it leads the index-building processes, together with the urban and regional planning statistics and lines.
The District Planning Secretariat (DPS) designs tools and performs activities that allow the local actors to incorporate the instruments of Territorial Management derived from the Territorial Management Plan—TMP (Plan de Ordenamiento Territorial—POT), into their local planning processes. Likewise, the DPS joins the participation and information technical components with the political decision-making spheres.
The District Planning Secretariat (DPS) has placed at the citizens’ disposal the legal information of general and particular interest such as notifications, administrative acts, bills in process, rapporteurs on legal concepts, and jurisprudence. In addition, citizens have access to the Mayor’s Virtual Library.
The District Planning Secretariat (DPS) under the principle of transparency, publishes the general interest information in order that the citizenship may have first-hand access to everything related to the entity.
As established by Law 1712 of 2014, the information assembled by the State’s entities cannot be classified or limited, that is, it is of a public nature. For this reason, the DPS provides and ensures access to this information through these means.
the District Planning Secretariat (DPS) guides and leads the Capital District’s planning process to overcome the challenges posed by climate change and reduce the socio-spatial segregation in Bogota and its surroundings. This is to be achieved under the principles of prevalence of the general interest (with a differential focus), and of defence of the public goods.
The entity’s history, functions, map of processes, and organization are available in this section together with the directory of other district organizations.
The District Planning Secretariat (DPS) provides all information about the operations and activities related to the entity’s functions and services to the inquiring citizens in a relevant, trustworthy, and permanent manner. For this reason, it places at the citizen’s disposal the history of the press releases and articles that have appeared at any given point on it’s webpage.