The department of Natural Resources comprises of the following sectors: Forestry, Environment including wetlands, lands, Surveys and Physical Planning.
The general mandate of the department is: To have a fully organized, functional and operationally coordinated team to guide and advise the municipality on sustainable utilization of the natural resource base to optimize economic and environmental benefits to the Municipality and the District at large.
Sustainable and equitable socio-economic development is targeted through optimal, land management; ensure security of land tenure, spatial planning, and development control while guiding urbanization within the Municipality. The aim is to achieve well planned, balanced and environmentally friendly developments.
The Physical Planning is mandated to ensure well planned and legally constituted development on land that is harmonious with the environment in order to promote sustainable development within Busia Municipality. This mandate is to be achieved through effective undertaking of spatial or land use planning.