Building Permit - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to undertake building or development work. This includes any construction, alteration, removal or demolition of any new or old building or structure.

For example, any work to sheds, carports, garages, fences, masts, antennas, pergolas, verandahs, retaining walls, stairways, re-blocking, re-stumping, re-roofing, signs, swimming pools and spas, door or window installation, sub-flooring, bathroom and kitchen renovations and the like.

As 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 risk, or trees and vegetation.

A building permit has commencement (6 - 12 months) and completion (6 - 36 months) time limits that will apply depending on the nature of the building works.

Exemptions to this permit exist for minor structures and may depend on such things as size, nature and type of work proposed. Examples of exemptions include some pergolas associated with houses, garden sheds with a floor area less than 10m2 and repair work done for maintenance purposes, such as replacing rotted weatherboards.

Please consult the Council or Private Building Surveyor for further information specific to this municipality.

Service type

Licence

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 contain sufficient information to show that the building work will comply with the Building Act and Regulations.

For construction of a new building, you must include:

  • Descriptions of the intended use of all buildings on allotment plans; and
  • Three copies of drawings, specifications and allotment plans in the prescribed form and copies of any computations or reports necessary to demonstrate building compliance.

To alter an existing building you must include copies of drawings and allotment plans that clearly differentiate between the existing building and the proposed building work.

To demolish or remove buildings you must include:

  • Three copies of an outline and description of the building or part thereof to be demolished or removed;
  • An allotment plan showing the location of boundaries and adjoining buildings, other buildings on the allotment, and streets, footpaths or crossings adjoining the allotment; and
  • Specified computations or information relating to compliance of remaining buildings.

A heritage certificate may be required from the Heritage Council of Victoria to ensure compliance with the heritage status of the building and site. Please consult with Heritage Victoria in the first instance before commencing any works.

Please consult the Council or Private Building Surveyor for information on any further specific requirements and conditions for this permit.

Prerequisites

Ongoing requirements

A Building Permit Levy is payable before a building permit can be issued, however, an application may still be considered pending payment of the levy.

Works restrictions and compliance requirements may be in place if the building work relates to a property that has been, or is in the process of, being registered as of heritage interest or significance.

Various approvals and / or consents under Planning and Environment Acts may also be required prior to the issue of a building permit.

A building permit period may be extended, if warranted, by application to the building surveyor before the permit lapses.

If building works are to be conducted out of hours then additional approval and a permit may be required.

Duration

To be determined - varies depending on the nature and scope of the permit.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication

Please consult the Council or 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.

Application$238.75

Siting Report, plus $238.75 per each additional siting inspection. Fees for 2015-16.

Application$256.90Build on flood prone land. Fees for 2016-17.
VaryVariation$195.00

Extension of permit for classes two through to nine per hour with a minimum of $225. Fees for 2016-17.

Variation$540.00Extension of permit for dwelling extensions, alterations and new dwellings. Fees for 2016-17.
Variation$570.00

Extension of permit for classes two through to nine per report. Fees for 2016-17.

Variation$400.00Extension of permit for minor building approvals. Fees for 2016-17.
LodgeLodgement$35.70

Fees for 2015-16.

Approval time

Approval time may vary depending on the nature of the application.

Administering agency

Moonee Valley City Council

Act(s) name

Building Act 1993 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Building Regulations 2006 (Victoria)

Contact details

Municipal Building Surveyor
Moonee Valley City Council


Operating address:
9 Kellaway Avenue
Moonee Ponds, Victoria 3039
Mailing address:
PO BOX 126
Moonee Ponds, Victoria 3039

Phone:

03 9243 8888

Fax:

03 9377 2100
council@mvcc.vic.gov.au

Website:

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