Council’s Role in Building Approvals
At the ordinary Council meeting in April, Council decided that it will stop providing Building Surveying Services from 31 May 2016.
This includes the assessment and issue of certificates and associated building inspections for building projects usually provided by a Building Surveyor.
Council will continue to provide building inspections, Occupancy Permits and Certificates of Final Inspections for those building works already certified by Council prior to 31 May 2016.
The key change is the assessment of new permits. Council will no longer assess and issue Certificates of Likely Compliance. Anyone submitting an application to Council for a Building Permit after 31 May 2016 will need to provide a Certificate of Likely Compliance issued by a Private Building Surveyor.
If you are unsure about where to obtain the services of a private Building Surveyor please refer to the Yellow Pages or Department of Justice website http://www.justice.tas.gov.au/licensing_and_accreditation/search_licence_databases/abp2 for a full listing of accredited Building Surveyors in Tasmania.
If you do have questions please contact the Developments Services team at Council on (03) 6393 5320.
Forms available for Download
Obtaining an Occupany Permit & Completion Certificate
When a Building Permit is issued, upon Completion of the building a Certificate of Completion is required to be issued.
When Constructing a new House or doing alterations or additions to an existing house, an Occupancy Permit is also required to be issued prior to moving in.
The attached documents will provide you with information on the work which is required to be completed prior to these documents being issued.
Would you like to obtain a copy of your Building and Plumbing Plans?
To obtain a copy of Building and Plumbings plans an application form needs to be completed, this can be downloaded from the link below.
Payment is to accompany the completed application. The current fee is available in the Fees & Charges - 2015/2016(259 kb). Plans are normally posted within a week of Council receiving the application and payment.
Plans can only be obtained by the owner of the property, unless permission is given in writting by the current owner. This permission must accompany the application form.
Please Note: Council records are only around 25 years old and as such there may not be records for your property.