Building permits

General building info

Find all building permit timelines and fees. Book an inspection and find out what projects don't require a permit.


Permits are needed if you're altering a deck that previously had a permit, if it's 24 inches or more above ground, or if it has a roof.

Sheds + detached garages

Permits are required if you're constructing a detached garage or shed with plumbing, or if it is going to be larger than 10 sq.m.

Renovations + basements

Permits are required if you add bedrooms, alter walls, or change plumbing - including completing rough-ins.

New homes + additions

Permits are required for new homes or additions. Additional planning or engineering approval may be needed.

Multi-unit residential + non-residential

Permits are required for multi-residential building with 4+ units, and for various types of non-residential buildings. 


Permits are required to destroy a building, or part of one. Residential buildings must receive prior demolition control approval.

Solar panels

Permits are required if mounted panels are larger than 5 sq.m, if they provide heating, or their weight exceeds structural capacity.


Permits are required for individual/groups of tents larger than 60 sq.m, or attached to a building, or assembled close to other buildings.