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Building permits relate to structures and are required to ensure a construction complies with regulations and a Planning Permit relates to aesthetics, amenity and the environment.
Building and Planning Permits are two independent processes and a Planning Permit is generally required before a Building Permit can be issued.
A Building Permit can be obtained through Council or you can use a private building surveyor. Where a private building surveyor is appointed they will assess your application, issue the permit and carry out the inspections.
Further information on Building Surveyor's can be found on the Victorian Building Authority website.
Common types of building work and whether you need a building permit to undertake them.
Building permits can be obtained through Council or a registered or a registered private building surveyor. Find out more in this section.
Building regulations contain several provisions where Council can decide on a variation to a proposal that does not comply with the relevant regulation.
The building department can assist in providing details relating to your property, including property information certificates, stormwater legal point of discharge and copies of building permits and drawings.
If you are intending to carry out building works, you have an obligation under the Building Act to protect any neighbouring properties from damage. Find out more here.