How do I apply for a building permit?
Step 1 - Check if a building permit is needed
Some types of building work do not require a building permit.
Step 2 - Find a building surveyor
Within the Surf Coast municipality, private building surveyors issue building permits and conduct the appropriate inspections.
Any registered building surveyor can provide this service, but we do have a list of Geelong and Surf Coast surveyors who have told us they are available in our area:
Local Private Building Surveyors
Step 3 - Prepare documentation
Speak to your building surveyor to find out what documentation is required to lodge your application..
Step 4 - Lodge
Lodge your application with your chosen building surveyor and pay any required fees.
Step 5 - Issue
Your building surveyor will check for compliance with building regulations and if it complies, they will issue your building permit.
Other permits that may be required
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