Time is almost up for outstanding permits

Posted on March 03, 2020

Has any building, plumbing or demolition work been undertaken at your property between November 1994 and November 2012 that had a permit issued?


All building, plumbing and demolition permits that were issued between November 1994 and November 2012 will automatically expire on 1 July this year in accordance with the Building Act 2016. If your property has a permit to carry out any building, plumbing or demolition work during this period and you have not obtained a Certificate of Completion, you must do one of the following:

If the work is complete:
Contact Council to arrange for a Final Inspection so a Certificate of Completion can be issued before your permit expires on 1 July 2020

If the work is not complete:
Contact Council to apply for an extension before your permit expires on 1 July 2020

If you are unsure:
If you are not sure if your property had a permit during this period or you do not know if a Certificate of Completion has been issued, please contact Council and we will be able to assist you.

If you allow your permit to expire, any work undertaken beyond 1 July 2020 will be deemed illegal. In order to obtain a Final Inspection, a Certificate of Completion or to finish the work you will need to submit a new application, supporting documentation and pay any associated fees.

If you are unsure of the status of your work, contact Council’s Development Services Team on 6393 5320 for assistance and avoid unnecessary fees and application times.

For more information visit Consumer, Building and Occupational Services