Building Permits

Under State legislation a Building Permit is required before the commencement of most building work. The builder, architect/draftsperson or owner submits the application for a Building Permit. All applications for new buildings, alterations/additions, demolitions and outbuildings must initially be granted development approval in accordance with the provisions of the Shire of Peppermint Grove Town Planning Scheme No 3.

A Building Permit is required for any building work involving the development of new structures, alterations/extensions, refurbishments, and changes in ground levels. These structures include:

Should the total value of work exceed $20,000 a permit is issued to a registered builder, or in some circumstances, an owner builder.

Owner Builder Application and Information

The Building Permit issued for the particular work is void after 12 months from date of issue if the work has not commenced within this time frame.

Requirements For Lodging a Building Permit

All applications for the above projects must initially be granted development approval in accordance with the provisions of the Shire of Peppermint Grove Town Planning Scheme No 4.

Please refer to Requirements for Town Planning Application for obtaining development approval if Council approval has not already been granted.

Certified

  • Plans and documents for the proposed building structure are supplied to an independent, registered Building Surveying Contractor.
  • A Certificate of Design Compliance (CDC) is produced and signed by the Building Surveying Contractor.
  • An application form (BA1) is completed and signed by the applicant, builder and owner.
  • The application form along with the following is submitted to the city;
  1. CDC (1 copy of)
  2. All plans and documents listed on the CDC (1 copy of)
  3. Fees as applicable to the application
  4. Bonds as applicable to the application
  5. Indemnity Insurance certificate (dwellings only).

(See checklist 1 - Certified Application Checklist)

A complete application will be assessed and a Building Permit will be issued within 10 working days (commencing the day after receipt). If the application is incomplete, an official request for further information will be sent to the applicant.

Uncertified

  • An application form (BA2) is completed and signed by the applicant, builder and owner.
  • The Application form along with plans and documents for the proposed building structure is submitted to the city. (see checklist 2 below for required documents and plans)
  • Applicable fees and bonds are paid to the city.

A complete application will be assessed and a CDC and Building Permit will be issued within 25 working days (commencing the day after receipt). If the application is incomplete, an official request for further information will be sent to the applicant.

(See checklist 2 - Uncertified Application Checklist)

Submission of Building Applications

Building Applications can be submitted to the Shire in one of three ways

  1. Email of all documentation to admin@peppermintgrove.wa.gov.au
    • In the case of needing to transfer large files, an online file drop can be arranged
  2. In-person either by submitting hard copies or providing the application digitally on a USB drive
  3. By post either by submitting hard copies or providing the application digitally on a USB drive

Guide to lodging Building Permit Applications

All Building and Demolition Permit Application Forms

Please refer to the Building Commision website www.buildingcommission.wa.gov.au for more information.

Building Guidelines Brochures

The following building information brochures and websites can ssist you with your building projects:

Asbestos Building Information

Asbestos Disposal Instructions

Energy Efficiency Provisions

Owners Builder Licence Application

Home Fire Safety Advice

Residential Design Codes

Dividing Fences “Rights and Responsibilities”