Development Permit - Northern Territory


Depending on the applicable zoning or other planning controls, a development permit may be required for the development or use of land. Whether a permit is required in a particular case depends on the type of development and the zoning requirements applicable.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Applicants must be either the landowner or have written authorisation of the landowner to lodge a development application


Usually allows 2 years to commence works and a further 2 years to complete them; Unless otherwise specified, a permit continues in force indefinitely for a completed building or works.


Varies depending on purpose and scale of development.

Act(s) name

Planning Act 1999 NT

Regulation(s) name

Planning Regulations 2000 NT

Application process

The paper form 'Application for Development Permit' is available from the agency.

Additional information

Applications can be lodged online at

Administering agency

Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics

Contact details

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

Development Assessment Services

Operating address: Darwin and Regional Offices
Phone: 0889996046
Fax: 0889996055
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