Development Permit - Northern Territory


You will need to apply for a development permit if you intend to complete a development project in the Northern Territory. The types of projects that might require approval are:

  • house extensions
  • subdivisions
  • new buildings or structures
  • changing a use.

You can make a concurrent application if you want to apply for a planning scheme amendment and development permit at the same time. All applicants are strongly advised to speak with a planner before applying.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible you must:

  • have owner authorisation if you are not the sole property owner
  • provide an explanation of the proposal and why you are requesting it
  • provide a statement describing the effects of the proposal
  • provide details of the development
  • comply with the relevant advertising requirements.


Continues indefinitely for the duration of the building or works.


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.

Approval time

Up to eight weeks.

Additional information

You must meet the conditions listed in your permit document. You must meet general conditions to get approval, during and at the end of your development or subdivision work. General conditions may include but are not limited to:

  • works completed in accordance with the endorsed plans
  • power, water and telecommunications installed to the requirements of the service authority
  • roads and property accesses constructed to the requirements of the council or the Department of Transport.

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Development Assessment Services

Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics

Northern Territory
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