Building permits

Generally, a building permit is required whenever you build, extend or modify the use of a building. The cost of the building permit can vary as the amount may include Victorian Government taxes which are calculated on the value of works.

In some cases, a building permit may not be required, refer to the Fact Sheet - Do I need a building permit?(PDF, 246KB)

The applicant does not need to own the property where the works will take place. The applicant is the person applying for the building permit on behalf of the owner and is responsible for the settlement of all applicable fees incurred.

Permit fees are determined by the cost of the works and type of construction. A quote is available upon request and is valid for 60 days from the application date.

We reserve the right to review fees during the permit process and payment is due upon lodgement of application.

Application forms are available online or at your nearest Council office. 

If in any doubt, see 'Frequently asked questions' or contact our Building Services Team on 1300 365 003 or email  

NOTE: When both a planning permit and a building permit are required for a proposal, then the planning permit must be approved and issued before the building permit can be. The building permit must be consistent with the planning permit.


Fact Sheet - Do I need a building permit?(PDF, 246KB)

Building application checklist(DOCX, 16KB)