Exceptional Development Permit - Northern Territory


You will require this permit if you intend to:

  • make changes to an existing use or building that was previously permitted but is now prohibited
  • establish a use or development prohibited by a planning scheme.

Exceptional Development Permit (EDP) applications can be a complicated process. Applicants are 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 Amount Description
Apply Application All $3352.00

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Miscellaneous All -

If advertised, an exceptional development permit application will also incur an advertising fee. Please contact your council for information on fees to be submitted. Fees for 2023-24. 

Apply Miscellaneous All $1676.00

Extension of exceptional development permit. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Variation All $336.00

Variation of exceptional development permit. Fees for 2023-24

Approval time

Processing time will vary depending on the complexity of your application. A decision will generally take 6 months.

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.