Permission to Erect or Alter a Fence - Western Australia

Service summary

You may require permission to erect, construct or alter a fence. A fence is any wall or similar structure, irrespective of material content, located on or near a common boundary. It includes a front fence to a property but does not include any structural part of a building.

A building licence or planning permission is required in certain circumstances.

Please consult directly with the council to ascertain whether special permission is required to erect a fence, and also whether there are any specific requirements regarding the height and setback of the fence or relating to the materials and standards of construction.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

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 you must:

  • Be willing to comply with any conditions (such as obtaining public liability insurance);
  • Pay the prescribed fees; and
  • Submit any required supporting documentation.

Duration

One year, unless otherwise specified.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Permission to Erect or Alter a Fence - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

City of Greater Geraldton

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 1995 (Western Australia)

Local law(s) name

Local Government and Public Property Local Law 2014

Contact details

Building Officer, Building Services
City of Greater Geraldton


Operating address:
63 Cathedral Avenue
Geraldton
WA 6530
Mailing address:
PO BOX 101
Geraldton PO, Western Australia 6531

Phone:

08 9956 6600

Fax:

08 9956 6674
council@cgg.wa.gov.au

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