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Obtaining a Building Permit


Fee Proposal

Request a Fee Proposal and include any plans or relevant documents.


Acceptance of Fee Proposal

Accept the Fee Proposal


Application form

Fill out and return the relevant application form including any requested documentation.



Once we have received your application our admin staff will upload the application into our permit system. The building permit application will then be assigned to one of our team members who will assess the application. Either you or your agent (such as your builder, if acting on your behalf) will be notified of who this is. Following the assessment, the assigned team member will contact you if they require further information.


Payment of invoice/fees

If we are satisfied that all documentation has been received and approved by the Building Surveyors, an invoice will be emailed to you. Once paid, the Building Permit will be issued.

Building Permit Process

What is the process of obtaining a Building Permit?

The building permit process typically involves submitting an application, obtaining approval, paying fees, and ensuring compliance with building codes and regulations. The specific requirements and timeline may vary depending on the scope of the project.

Below we have detailed the process of obtaining a Building Permit.

For more information please don't hesitate to contact us.

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You are permitted to commence construction works as soon the Building Permit has been issued.​

Commencement of Construction


Mandatory Inspections

The number of mandatory inspections depends on a number of factors, such as the State or Territory in which the proposed building works will take place, along with the type of building works.

Using a dwelling constructed in Victoria as an example, the four mandatory inspections are:

  • Completion of excavations, before placing footings

  • Before pouring the footings or slab

  • Completion of the framework

  • Completion of all building work (also known as a final Inspection'


Other mandatory inspections may include piers, subfloor, retaining walls, fire separation walls, waterproofing (in NSW) and more. Your builder may also request additional non-mandatory inspections such as pre-plaster.


As part of our fee proposal, we will advise you of the number of mandatory inspections required for your proposed building work.

Note: We require 48 hours' notice for inspection bookings.


Compliance Certificates

Once the Final Inspection is complete you will need to provide us with the relevant Compliance Certificates. Examples include:

  • Form 15 Application for Occupancy Permit

  • Waterproofing

  • Termite

  • Electrical

  • Plumbing

  • Glazing

  • Insulation


Occupancy Permit/Certificate of Final


Upon all mandatory inspections being carried out and approved, the necessary compliance certificates are submitted and any outstanding fees paid, a Certificate of Final Inspection or Occupancy Permit will be issued. You will receive a copy via email as well as the relevant Council.

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