If you have already confirmed that you need a building permit, you can proceed to apply for a building permit using our online application form.
Understanding the building permit process
A building permit is written approval from a registered building surveyor, such as Nillumbik Building Surveyors, certifying that your plans meet minimum standards and comply with the Building Regulations.
A building permit is not a planning permit. They are controlled by different laws and regulations. You may need to get both a planning permit and a building permit. If your project does require a planning permit, you must have the planning permit before a building permit can be issued.
Find out more about the difference between planning permits and building permits.
A building permit is required before the commencement of building works, which includes construction of new buildings and demolition and/or alteration of existing buildings.
We have made a simple guide to step you through the process of submitting your building permit application to Council for assessment.
The building permit process - an overview