You will require this permit if you intend to undertake high
risk building work, which includes but is not limited to the following activities:
re-erecting, constructing, altering, repairing, underpinning, adding to,
demolishing or removing a building
excavating or filling connected to the above activities
other prescribed work.
All building work requiring a permit must be:
- designed by a designer
- performed by a licensed builder who is licensed
to perform the permit building work
- inspected by a qualified building surveyor as
required under the Act.
Your application for a building permit must be accompanied by a
certificate of likely compliance which has been issued by the building surveyor
whom you intend to engage in respect of the proposed building permit work. The
granting of a certificate of likely compliance specifies that your proposed
building work will require a permit and is likely to comply with the Act and
the National Construction Code.
Please note that:
part of the permit approval, you may be required to submit management
plans that describe how you intend to deal with things like waste,
flooding, termite risks, trees or vegetation
- a building permit has commencement and completion time limits that will
apply depending on the nature of the building work.
If you are undertaking any building works in a bush-fire
prone area you may be required to:
certain building performance standards are met
and submit a bushfire hazard management plan or alternatively a certificate
issued by an accredited bushfire hazard assessor stating that there is an
insufficient increase in risk from bushfire to warrant any specific
bushfire protection measures.
Once you commence building work, there are a number of
mandatory inspection stages where a qualified building surveyor must be
notified of the work completed, such as:
in the foundations
or building in the structural framework
the building work.
Please note that, depending on the exact nature of your
proposed activities, there are a range of approvals that are required before
or extend the allocated use of a building or piece of land
any building, construction or demolition activities on a building or piece
Some of these approvals must be received from the Agency,
while others are provided to you by a qualified Building Surveyor to be
submitted to the Agency. The following approvals are listed in the order that
they may be required:
you can start any building or development work you may need to submit any,
or all, of the following approvals: a Planning Permit, a Certificate of
Likely Compliance, a Plumbing Permit and a Building Permit
you intend to supervise the building work being undertaken on your
property you will require an Owner Builder Permit
you have partially or substantially undertaken building work without
having received the required authorisation, then you can gain retroactive
compliance through Certificate/Permit of Substantial Compliance
you intend to install a fuel burning appliance (e.g. wood heater) you will
require a Heating Appliance Installation Notification
you can occupy a building or structure you will require an Occupancy
Permit or a Temporary Occupancy Permit
final steps in the building and development process is ensuring that you
have gained your Standard of Work Certificate (Permit Building Work) and /
or Standard of Work Certificate (Permit Building Work)
you intend to use your premises for commercial purposes (i.e. for any
purpose other than as a residence only) you are required to have an up to
date maintenance schedule and records of maintenance tasks available for
inspection by an authorised officer or the Tasmanian Fire Service.
Please consult with your local council or building surveyor
for further details and assistance.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible for this permit your application must:
- Be in an approved form;
- Be accompanied by any specified documents;
- Show details of adequate public liability and workers compensation insurance; and
- Be accompanied by the required fees.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
As specified on the permit.
Please consult the Council or a Private Building Surveyor for information on fees to be submitted with your application as fees vary depending on the nature and scope of the building work.
Building Act 2016 (Tasmania)
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