Planning Permit - Sorell Council - Tasmania


You may need a planning permit if you intend to:

  • use land or buildings for a purpose different from their current allocated use under the local Council planning scheme (e.g. commercial, residential, industrial, agricultural, etc.)
  • add additional uses or buildings to the currents ones
  • intensify an existing non-conforming use or discretionary use
  • develop land.

Once a planning permit is issued, further approvals may be required. Some of these approvals must be received from the appropriate Agency, while others are provided to you by a qualified Building Surveyor to be submitted to the appropriate Agency.

Service type


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, your application must be:

  • in an approved form
  • accompanied by any specified documents
  • accompanied by the required fees.

Please note that:

  • your application may be forwarded to TasWater, the Tasmanian Heritage Council, the Department of State Growth and other agencies for consideration
  • some planning permit exemptions exist
  • if your proposal is not possible under the relevant Council planning scheme, you can apply to amend the scheme
  • there is a separate approvals process for projects that are considered to have regional significance
  • other approvals may be required to undertake your intended activities
  • you should always contact the relevant Council before completing your application to find out whether you need planning approval for your planned use or development.


As specified


The use and development of land approved under a planning permit must commence within two years of the issue date, unless otherwise specified on the permits. It is possible to apply for an extension to the permit.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All Fees will change depending on your circumstances. Please contact the council for more information.

Act(s) name

Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Land Use Planning and Approvals Regulations 2014 Tasmania

Administering agency

Sorell Council

Contact details

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