Building Permit Process

A building permit is required before the commencement of building works which includes new buildings and demolition and/or alteration to an existing building. A building permit is written approval from a registered building surveyor certifying that your plans comply with the Building Regulations. 

A building permit is generally required for:

  • External work to your building including extensions, verandas, garages and second storeys
  • External work to your building that requires windows or walls to be moved or altered
  • Any new building
  • Demolition of a building
  • Change of use of a building eg: from warehouse to dwelling, or dwelling to rooming house
  • A fence
  • Construction of a swimming pool or spa
  • Minor structures eg. carports, roller doors etc.
  • The installation, alteration or removal of any Essential Services

Always check that a permit has been issued before any work commences. It is important to remember that it is the owner's responsibility to get the required permits.