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 Municipal or Private Building Surveyor for further information specific to this 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 Municipal 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.

Expiry

Lapses after 12 months if work has not commenced, or after 24 months if building work has not been completed.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $755.00

Domestic demolition. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Application All $1900.00

Commercial demolition fee (additional $680 per storey). Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Application All $256.91

Dispensation. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Application All -

Consent and report fees range between $260 and $385, please consult the responsible council for information on the correct fees to be submitted with your application. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Application All $64.12

Demolition process. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Application All $13.00

RCAD (Ringwood Central Activities District) builder / contractor per week. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Inspection All $255.00

Additional inspections. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Lodgement All $38.34

Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Variation All -

Building permit amendment fees range between $355 and $650, please consult the responsible council for information on the correct fees to be submitted with your application. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Variation All -

Extension of time for building permit fees range between $220 and $350, please consult the responsible council for information on the correct fees to be submitted with your application. Fees for 2017-18.

Lodgement process

Apply

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

Approval time

Generally applications are assessed within 5 - 10 working days.

Administering agency

Maroondah City Council

Contact details

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

Building Services

Maroondah City Council

Operating address: Braeside Avenue
Ringwood
Victoria 3134
Operating address: Civic Square
Croydon
Victoria
Mailing address: PO BOX 156
Ringwood, Victoria 3134
Phone: 1300 882 233
Fax: 03 9298 4345
Email: maroondah@maroondah.vic.gov.au
Website: Maroondah City Council (Opens in new window)