Building Permit - Victoria

Description

You will require this permit if you intend to undertake building or development work. This includes any construction, alteration, removal or demolition of any new or old building or structure.

For example, any work to sheds, carports, garages, fences, masts, antennas, pergolas, verandahs, retaining walls, stairways, re-blocking, re-stumping, re-roofing, signs, swimming pools and spas, door or window installation, sub-flooring, bathroom and kitchen renovations and the like.

As part of the permit approval, you may be required to submit management plans that describe how you intend to deal with things like waste, flooding, termite risk, or trees and vegetation.

A building permit has commencement (6 - 12 months) and completion (6 - 36 months) time limits that will apply depending on the nature of the building works.

Exemptions to this permit exist for minor structures and may depend on such things as size, nature and type of work proposed. Examples of exemptions include some pergolas associated with houses, garden sheds with a floor area less than 10m2 and repair work done for maintenance purposes, such as replacing rotted weatherboards.

Please consult Council or Private Building Surveyor for further information specific to your municipality.

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 this permit your application must contain sufficient information to show that the building work will comply with the Building Act and Regulations.

For construction of a new building, you must include:

  • Descriptions of the intended use of all buildings on allotment plans; and
  • Three copies of drawings, specifications and allotment plans in the prescribed form and copies of any computations or reports necessary to demonstrate building compliance.

To alter an existing building you must include copies of drawings and allotment plans that clearly differentiate between the existing building and the proposed building work.

To demolish or remove buildings you must include:

  • Three copies of an outline and description of the building or part thereof to be demolished or removed;
  • An allotment plan showing the location of boundaries and adjoining buildings, other buildings on the allotment, and streets, footpaths or crossings adjoining the allotment; and
  • Specified computations or information relating to compliance of remaining buildings.

A heritage certificate may be required from the Heritage Council of Victoria to ensure compliance with the heritage status of the building and site. Please consult with Heritage Victoria in the first instance before commencing any works.

Please consult Council or Private Building Surveyor for information on any further specific requirements and conditions for this permit.

Prerequisites

Ongoing eligibility requirements

A Building Permit Levy is payable before a building permit can be issued, however, an application may still be considered pending payment of the levy.

Works restrictions and compliance requirements may be in place if the building work relates to a property that has been, or is in the process of, being registered as of heritage interest or significance.

Various approvals and / or consents under Planning and Environment Acts may also be required prior to the issue of a building permit.

A building permit period may be extended, if warranted, by application to the building surveyor before the permit lapses.

If building works are to be conducted out of hours then additional approval and a permit may be required.

Duration

As indicated on the permit.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

Demolition or removal of a building fees range between $557 and $916, please consult the responsible council for information on the correct fees to be submitted with your application. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Application All -

For all other building fees, please consult the responsible council for information on fees to be submitted with your application.

Apply Application All -

Council consideration and enforcement fees for works without a building permit range between $402 and $2288 (plus the permit fee), please consult the responsible council for information on the correct fees to be submitted with your application. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Variation All $65.40

Report and consent for demolition 29A. Fees for 2017-18.

Vary Variation All -

Amended plan fees range between $97 and $236, please consult the responsible council for information on the correct fees to be submitted with your application. Fees for 2017-18.

Vary Variation All $95.00

Amended plans for minor works. Fees for 2016-17.

Vary Variation All $129.00

Extension of time. Fees for 2017-18.

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for a Building Permit - Please contact the responsible council for application forms and registration details.
Apply All Information Required for a Building Permit Application - Extension / Alteration - Please contact the responsible council for application forms and registration details.
Apply All Report and Consent on Proposed Demolition - PDF (Opens in new window)

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Information Required for a Building Permit Application - Carport, Garage or Shed - Please contact the responsible council for application forms and registration details.
Apply All Information Required for a Building Permit Application - Demolish or Remove a Building - Please contact the responsible council for application forms and registration details.
Apply All Information Required for a Building Permit Application - Duck Growing / Breeding Building - PDF (Opens in new window)
Apply All Information Required for a Building Permit Application - New Dwelling and Re-Erection - Please contact the responsible council for application forms and registration details.
Apply All Information Required for a Building Permit Application - Office Building - Please contact the responsible council for application forms and registration details.
Apply All Owner / Builder Declaration (for Works Less than $12,000) - PDF (Opens in new window)
Apply All Practice Notes: Building Work Involving Multiple Permits - PDF (Opens in new window)
Apply All Demolition Work Fact Sheet - PDF (Opens in new window)
Apply All Industry Alert - PDF (Opens in new window)
Apply All Building Energy Analysis for Commercial Buildings - PDF (Opens in new window)
Apply All Building Above Certain Public Facilities - PDF (Opens in new window)
Apply All Flood Hazard Areas and Building Regulations - PDF (Opens in new window)
Apply All Documentation Required for Applications for Building Permits - PDF (Opens in new window)
Apply All Minister's Guideline - Siting and Design of Single Dwellings - PDF (Opens in new window)
Apply All What Are Mandatory Inspections - PDF (Opens in new window)

Lodgement process

Apply

Please lodge your completed application form and any associated documentation directly with Council or Private Building Surveyor.

Approval time

Varies depending on the nature of the application.

Administering agency

Hindmarsh Shire Council

Contact details

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

Building Unit

Hindmarsh Shire Council

Operating address: 92 Nelson Street
Nhill, Victoria 3418
Mailing address: PO BOX 250
Nhill, Victoria 3418
Phone: 03 5391 4444
Fax: 03 5391 1376
Email: info@hindmarsh.vic.gov.au
Website: Hindmarsh Shire Council (Opens in new window)