Permit to Proceed (Building) - Tasmania

Service summary

New Tasmanian building laws have come into effect from the 1 January 2017. These laws will update requirements for building and plumbing work. This record will be updated to reflect the new building laws in early January.

You will require this permit if you have been served a Building Order for starting building work without a Building Permit.

In considering an application for this permit, the Council will take into account factors such as:

  • The stability of the site;
  • The provision of water to the site;
  • The means of road access to the site; and
  • The relevant requirements of approvals or legislation related to this work.

Before applying for a Permit to Proceed you will require a Certificate to Proceed issued by a qualified building surveyor. A Certificate to Proceed will be granted if the building work complies with all standards.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this permit your application must be:

  • In the approved form;
  • Be submitted with the required fees; and
  • Accompanied by the required documents.

Please consult directly with the Contact Officer for further information on any eligibility requirements specific to your approval.


As specified on the permit.





Application for a Permit to Proceed (Building) - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

West Tamar Council

Act(s) name

Building Act 2000 (Tasmania)

Contact details

Enquiries Officer, Developmental Services
West Tamar Council

Operating address:
West Street
TAS 7270
Mailing address:
Beaconsfield, Tasmania 7270


03 6323 9300


03 6323 9349

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