Building Permit - Northern Territory

Description

You may need a building permit if you intend to undertake building work in the Northern Territory. A building permit sets conditions on the construction, demolition or alterations of a building. It details your building work and states that your plans are lawful before construction begins.

You may also be required to hold a developmental permit or planning permit, if your project is either of the following:

  • a building type or land that requires consent under the NT Planning Scheme
  • or permitted by the NT Planning Scheme but does not meet the scheme requirement.

Depending on the nature of building or development you are proposing, you may also need other permits and approvals, such as:

  • local council permits
  • storm-water drainage
  • environmental assessments
  • approval for connections to services like roads, power, water or sewerage.

You should discuss your project with a building professional to ensure you are complying with all your obligations.

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 a building permit, you must engage a building certifier and obtain an application form.

You must give your building certifier plans and details of the proposed work to assess your application. Depending on your project, you may also need to provide the following to your building certifier:

  • an owner builder certificate or details of your building contract with a registered builder
  • structural engineer's certification for the structural design
  • certified plumbing design
  • fidelity fund certificate
  • other permits and approvals including development permits and covenant approvals
  • any other documents requested.

Duration

Two years

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Please check with the agency for information on fees to be submitted.

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for a Building Permit - Please use the contact details below for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics

Building Advisory Services

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

General Enquiries - Alice Springs and Tennant Creek

Building Advisory Services

Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics

Northern Territory
Operating address: Green Well Building
50 Bath Street
Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0871
Mailing address: PO BOX 2130
Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0871
Phone: 08 8951 9218
Fax: 08 8951 9222
Email: bas@nt.gov.au
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Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

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General Enquiries - Darwin

Building Advisory Services

Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics

Northern Territory
Operating address: Energy House
Level 1
18 - 20 Cavenagh Street
Darwin, Northern Territory 0800
Mailing address: GPO BOX 1680
Darwin, Northern Territory 0801
Phone: 08 8999 6435
Fax: 08 8942 6461
Email: bas@nt.gov.au
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Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

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General Enquiries - Katherine

Building Advisory Services

Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics

Northern Territory
Operating address: Government Centre
Level 1
5 First Street
Katherine, Northern Territory 0850
Mailing address: PO BOX 2390
Katherine, Northern Territory 0851
Phone: 08 8979 8926
Fax: 08 8973 8944
Email: bas@nt.gov.au
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