Building permits are issued by a registered building surveyor and generally relate only to the construction aspects of a particular building or development. However, there are times when a planning permit may also be required.
Planning permits are legal documents giving permission for a land use or development to occur on a specified parcel of land.
If a planning permit is required, it must be obtained before a building permit can be issued, however, both applications can be made at the same time.
A planning permit does not remove the need to obtain a building permit.
If you plan to do some building work around the house, you should check with us to find out whether you need a building permit.
You may need a building permit for the following types of works:
You generally need to obtain a Council planning permit to change the use of land, or to construct new or change existing buildings.
You may need a planning permit to: