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How do I apply for a building permit?

How do I apply for a building permit?

Step 1

Search for a private building surveyor on the Victorian Building Authority website or alternatively search via Google.


Step 2

Contact a building surveyor of your choice to find out what documentation is required to lodge your application


Step 3

Lodge your application with your building surveyor and pay any required fees.


Step 4

Your building surveyor will check that your application complies with the building regulations and issue your building permit. 


What permits are required to build?

If you'd like to build you may require the following permits:

When a building design does not comply with rescode siting requirements, you will need to apply for a report and consent (often known as dispensation).

Applications for siting dispensation are advertised to affected neighbours.

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